Carnival in Tilbury

The Tilbury Carnival will be held on Saturday 20 July 2019.

The carnival is coming back to Tilbury as an exciting spectacle for everyone to enjoy. It will be inspired by the local heritage of the area and the role of Tilbury with the Empire Windrush. The project will engage with local schools in Tilbury and residents in a programme of educational workshops that culminate in a celebratory Windrush carnival on the 20th July 2019.

Tilbury on the Thames Trust are managing the project, with the locally based and renowned arts organisation Kinetika leading on the artistic elements. There will be local dancers, giant puppet building and celebratory flags created specifically to tell the local stories. TTT are also partnering with Norwich, which will see home grown talent perform in one of England’s oldest running carnival processions – the Lord Mayor’s Procession which will be part of the day.

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