Posted by Aston Avery

T100 holding events to celebrate The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The T100 Festival of Walking, Talking & Making is back for 2022 with a spectacular showcase of the key workers of Thurrock who have held the community together over the past two years: T100 People.

Taking place from the 2 – 25 June, T100 People will feature a series of events, walks, talks and community celebrations along the Thames Estuary, including the return of The Thank You Dance to Thurrock, a section of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant created by Kinetika and featuring Thurrock key workers, volunteers and community members.

T100 People launches on Thursday 2 nd June with a flag procession into Purfleet-on-Thames, Kinetika’s home in Thurrock. Here the community will join in a special Thames Community Forum event culminating in the lighting of the beacon, one of 1500 beacons across the country to be lit for the Queen’s Jubilee. Over the next three weeks, 12 more walks will criss-cross Thurrock taking in towns, villages and green spaces with each event highlighting a different community value and key worker sector. Alongside the walks are a programme of community celebrations with picnics, talks, music, performances and lots of flag waving as we revisit the highlights from previous T100 years, including recognising the T100 people, past and present who make the festival what it is today!

T100 People will culminate on Sunday 25 June with a spectacular finale at the Port of Tilbury, as The
Thank You Dance comes home to Thurrock. Leading a procession from Tilbury Town to the Port Open Day at the Cruise Terminal, the parade will celebrate all the amazing people across the borough who have helped make T100 a success and who have worked so hard to keep their communities safe and secure during the last two years.

Aston spoke to Katie Beadle.

Photo: T100

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