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Kinetika worked with the Tilbury on the Thames Trust to deliver a series of workshops to shape the long term plans for Tilbury Cruise Terminal and look at the rejuvenation of the Tilbury Carnival. These workshops laid the foundation for future efforts to restore these magnificent buildings as a working Cruise Terminal and creative space for the community.
This was a free, family-friendly drop-in workshop exploring the story of Tilbury, linking the past, present and future, led by Ali Pretty and Bernadette Wakeling of the Complete Commedia Company. Participants were asked to bring old photos, newspaper articles or stories of Tilbury to share with us and help to create a massive collage artwork to inspire the future of Tilbury Cruise Terminal.
How could the story of Tilbury be told through redesigning the space of Tilbury Cruise Terminal? This was a unique session connecting community stakeholders with the architects for a discussion about what the community needs and what is possible to achieve in the space.
We asked for local people to come and help animate the story of Tilbury life at an exciting drama and storytelling workshop within the terminal building, led by Ali Pretty from Kinetika and Bernadette Wakeling of the Complete Commedia Company.
As part of the day, there was also be a free tour of the historic cruise terminal building.
This was a free dance workshop, lead by Jeanefer Jean-Charles, for dance students and their teachers based in or near Tilbury, Thurrock.
The workshop included:
– A presentation on carnival dance.
– A practical workshop which involved teacher-led choreography as well as some exploratory work by participants, using Kinetika’s beautiful costumes.
– Participants were given an insight into how to create movement with large costumes as well as the logistics of parade choreography.
Jeanefer Jean-Charles is a Mass Movement Director, Choreographer and Creative Consultant with over 20 years’ experience of devising, creating, facilitating and directing dance and movement for performance.
The Tilbury on the Thames Trust was established in February 2016 bringing together representatives from the Port and the local community to shape the future of the Grade II* Cruise Terminal complex in Tilbury. Collectively a vision to restore and celebrate the Cruise Terminal complex by combining commercial and community use was approved. This will focus on developing leisure and education opportunities as a hub for both Tilbury and the wider Thames Estuary.
These workshops form part of a 12-month project being funded by the HLF ‘Resilient Heritage’ grant programme. This fund is intended to help heritage organisations achieve strategic change to improves the prospects for local heritage. Having established the Tilbury on the Thames Trust and set a vision for the Tilbury Cruise Terminal complex, the workshops will help us lay the foundations for delivering that vision through conversations that will shape the planning process and future funding efforts.