Thurrock International Celebration of Culture (TICC) is Thurrock’s world cultural festival and organisers have said it will be bigger and better than ever this year.
The festival is coming to Thurrock on July 5 and 6. Artistic Director, Hi Ching said: “It has expanded beyond the High Street this year to more spacious locations over two days. It remains a free event and a great family day out.
“Activities will include public participatory in art making, music workshops and community dancing.
“With the help of TICC hosts, visitors will be introduced to participants with dialogue created to ‘get to know’ one another in a relaxed, chilled out, ‘stronger together’ atmosphere.
“Animating TICC festival there will be splendid wheelchair boats and props created by the students of Beacon Hill Academy and customers of Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions.”
On July 5, Kinetika’s T100 Launch introduces the walking festival that will explore
Thurrock’s varied heritage through personal events and shared recipes.
Then on July 6, the festival will welcome MP Jackie Doyle-Price and other VIPs in an opening performance at 11.30am followed by a T100 lunch before the character of
Samuel Pepys played by Mike Ostler, leads the food trail off on a two mile walk around South Essex.
Food on offer will include Nepalese, African from Lizzy’s Kitchen, Asian and a selection of European.
Thurrock Museam will also be bringing their collection on tour.
Hi Chung continued: “We have some amazing sponsors this year including the Riverside Community, Thameside , Thurrock CVS and the Indonesian Embassy.
“We are also very grateful to our supporters who are Kinetika, South Essex College and Thurrock Lifestyle Solutions.”