TICC Hi! Street
in 2018, we laid on some exciting activities for all for FREE!
On 7th July there was an entertaining array of international and local artists performing at Grays High Street. A Sing-a-long with the Thurrock Golden Voices who entertained us with some well loved WW1 songs. Dance-a-long with New English Ballet Theatre mass participation dance workshop and The Meridian Society’s Shandong folk opera character celebrating the contribution of the Chinese Labour Corps to The Great War.
The Indonesian Village was one of our highlights.
Laid out under the trees in the north end of the High Street were two gamelan orchestras. Here, school children performed the gamelan music they had learnt in workshops. Visitors participated in the soothing, transcendental activity of Javanese music making, playing and dancing at Gamelan-a-long with Jagat Gamelan!
At the Main Stage near the entrance to Grays Shopping Centre, local singer Angela Clarke performed a special song for the occasion as well as some familiar modern songs which people joined in and sung. Steve Lawes brought out the artistic streak of the crowd as they painted along the High Street. Adding some potent African creative power, Yaram Arts’ Yoruba Masquerade character danced, accompanied by energetic African drumming.
Programme of Events – 7th July, 10am-2pm
|10:00-14:00||Paint-a-long||Steve Lawes||Around Main Stage|
|10:00-10:30||Gamelan Performance||Jagat Gamelan||Indonesian Village|
|10:30-10:45||Kecak Balinese Monkey Chant||E15||Main Stage / Indonesian Village|
|10:45-11:15||Dance-a-long with Shandong character||The Meridian Society / New English Ballet Theatre||Main Stage / Indonesian Village|
|11:15-11:35||Gamelan Performance||Jagat Gamelan||North Trees|
|11:35-12:00||Sing-a-long WW1 Performance||Thurrock Golden Voices||Main Stage|
|12:00-12:20||Yoruba Masquerade performance||Yaram Arts||Main Stage Area|
|12:20-12:50||Dance-a-long||New Englsh Ballet Theatre||Main Stage Area|
|12:30-12:50||Gamelan Performance||Jagat Gamelan||Indonesian Village|
|12:50-13:15||Angela||Angela Clarke and singers||Main Stage|
|13:15-13:25||Nepalese Dance||Nepalese community||Main Stage Area|
|13:25-13:40||Kecak||E15||Main Stage / Indonesian Village|
|13:40-14:00||Yoruba Masquerade performance||Yaram Arts||Main Stage Area|
Around the High Street event are a number of other interesting activities well worth checking out.
From 7th – 22nd July, The Thurrock 100 Recipes Walking Festival was an event not to be missed. Kinetika are setting off on another series of walks around Thurrock, Southend, Gravesend and Dartford: T100 Recipes and invited locals to join them. Click on this link to download the flyer.
Kinetika’s giant Tilbury Docker Puppet made his summer appearances.
22 June – at Windrush Celebrations, 1pm, Tilbury Cruise Terminal
14 July – at intu Lakeside during Thurrock 100 walking festival
21 July – at the Tilbury Port Open Day
Thurrock Art Trail exhibited the work of talented local artists. Click here to find our more.
TICC Hi! is in partnership with Thameside Theatre, Thurrock Music Services, Kinetika, Creative Blast, Thurrock Nepalese Gurkha Community, The Meridian Society and New English Ballet Theatre. Programmed in partnership with AAAHA https://aaaha.co.uk
With thanks to our funder Thameside Theatre and the Indonesian Embassy.