THURROCK INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATION OF CULTURE (TICC)
TICC has an array of exciting cultural events and arts activities based at different location in Grays, Thurrock. ‘SECUNDUM TAMESIM QUOVIS GENTIUM’ – ‘By Thames to all the peoples of the world’ is the borough’s motto and TICC reflects this history of international links. Read about Thurrock’s Coat of Arms here.
Our projects reflect the vision of Thurrock Council as ‘An ambitious and collaborative community which is proud of its heritage and excited by its diverse opportunities and future.’
Enter the world of TICC festival and experience the captivating diverse culture of Thurrock. Every summer, chill out at our festival of cultural villages, world food, choirs, performances, community art, cosplayers, interfaithism and loads more. Click here to find out about TICC 2019.
TIC FILM FESTIVAL
TIC Film Festival takes place each September.
In June 0f 2018, Film Hub South East included Thameside Theatre as a regional venue member. We marked this occasion by establishing the TIC Film Festival from 6th -9th September. It was not just any film festival but one of invisible films, films of the Other, the dispossessed, the lesser seen. The theme is a pertinent one, It can cause some unexpected responses. Prominent are British Diversity films. Click here for the Film Festival.
TIC Film Festival responds to the changing demographic Thurrock.
TIC FILM CLUB
TIC Film Club is a space for sharing, dialogue, communication and to observe how the rest of the world approaches and deals with various circumstances and situations through films and videos.
Members of the Film Club help to programme screenings at TIC Film Festival.
Thurrock Young Creatives is a group of diverse young cultural leaders who have emerged out of TIC Film Club. They play a major role in the creation of content for TICC activities. To find out more, click here.