Thurrock Festival 2020


Thurrock Festival

Sat 19th Sep 2020

We are super excited that it looks very likely that we will be able to produce the first Thurrock Festival this year after all! 

With Covid-19 causing havoc to our best laid plans, we have had to postpone Thurrock Festival to Sat 19th Sep and reduce our live activities.

But this has given us a wonderful opportunity of establishing Thurrock Festival Digital (TFD 2020) with its interactive galleries and extensive sweep of creative work. Some of these will be under the banner of C19CC which stands for Covid-19 Creative Collection, activities produced during lockdown.


In partnership with Kinetika’s T100 Mandalas project, a substantial public participatory mandala will be created at Grays Wharf along the Thames, south of Grays High Street.

On the day, look out for our large recycled puppet, MANDI, that will be brought stunningly to life. She is the acronym for Mandala Adored Nobel Deity Icon and produced by local artists Cece Luna

A banner of Ketna Patel’s 4 metre W.T.F. artwork will add a brilliant splash of pop art colour to Grays Wharf.

Specially composed music of Mandala Moments by artistic director Hi Ching plus music from Kirit Singh Ganga Thapa will provide a calming atmosphere for relaxing creativity.

The mandala will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.


A number of exciting digital exhibitions is programmed for TFD 2020. Please click on the heading to catch up with the most recent updates and 19th Sep premieres.


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