Kinetika’s latest major sporting event since the Rugby League World Cup in 2013, was to deliver a project with schools in Epping for the 2014 Tour de France.
Working with four local schools in June – Lambourne Primary School, Coopersale & Theydon Garnon Primary School, Moreton CE VA Primary School, and St Andrews Primary School – Kinetika helped 120 children design a flag to animate and the route of the race on the day the cyclists passed through on 7th July. Ali Pretty, led the inset days and design, and helped created the four large flags for each school, which they kept.
After moving out of central London and taking up three new studios at the acclaimed High House Production Park in May, this Kinetika’s first major engagement project in its new region. As part of our the plan to engage local artists in the area and offer more training opportunities, Kinetika invited two local artists, Sarah Bracey and Efua Sey, who shadowed Ali during the workshops and at the Kinetika Design Studio where the flags were painted and finished.
For more details about the Essex Tour De France events see the Le Tour Essex website.
The project was funded by the Royal Opera House Bridge, Epping Forest District Council and Essex County Council.