Silk River 2017 - Kinetika

PARTNERSHIP COMMISSION 2016

Silk River is our ambitious new project. We are one of ten partners along the River Thames who are working with ten partners in India along the river Hooghly each exploring our own connection to the rivers.  This project has been devised by Kinetika, an arts organisation based in Thurrock with extensive experience creating textile art that has been shown at many international events including the Olympics.

On the 8th February Kinetika came with some of the project artists from India to show us their story scrolls about their people, places and the Hooghly. It was a brilliant kick start to our creative ideas and we are now planning community walks, workshops and a festival event for 16th and 17th September 2017. Since then we have recruited an artist and artist facilitator to collect your stories of the river and Kinetika delivered a workshop bringing together some of those designs on 11th May.

A massive Thank you to everyone who took part in the Silk Scroll Residency! The Scroll for Barking and dagenham is looking fantastic. be sure to Watch this space as we will be sharing some wonderful photos from the session, capturing peoples experiences!

Keep up to date with how the project is developing, including images from workshops and the project in India on the Silk River project facebook page.