Kevin Rushby

Journalist / The Guardian Newspaper

It was the flags that instantly grabbed me. The colour and detail, and the way they sprang into life with a breeze and some sunshine behind them.
What soon became apparent was that bearing a seven-metre pole with a dazzlingly colourful silk banner attached had something of a religious pilgrimage about it.

Dulcie Alexander

Relationship Manager / Arts Council England

The depth of the T100 festivals proves how embedded and established it is within the local landscape and how listening is pivotal to artistic integrity & co-creation. The future is bound to be colourful and richly layered in exciting content. Thank you for shining a light on Thurrock in ways beyond words.

Gabrielle Forster-Still

Former Head of Learning & Participation, Thurrock / Royal Opera House

Trailblazer schools love being part of the Kinetika programmes as this gives them the opportunity for wider community engagement, something many of them are actively seeking to do.
Trailblazer schools have been involved with Kinetika since 2016 with a variety of projects from Kitchen Table to Tilbury Carnival and T100.

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Steve on the footpath in Purfleet credit Kevin Rushby

Purfleet-on-Thames to Purfleet Beacon

Day Thirty-Three. My legs are zinging like I've just had some kind of extreme depilation. In my hand is a stick...

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Part of Capability Brown's Serpentine pond at Little Belhus credit Kevin Rushby

Ockendon to Purfleet-on-Thames

Day Thirty-Two. A lot of people have been asking how this 500 mile walk might affect me to which I say I have no idea

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Plotlander museum house at Langdon Hills credit Kevin Rushby

Langdon Hills to Ockendon

Day Thirty-One. I suppose there was an assumption, at the start of the walk, that by the end things would get easier.

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Pylons near East Tilbury credit Kevin Rushby

Thameside Nature Park to Langdon Hills

Day Thirty. Hobblin' John Hogweed is up early this morning rubbing ibuprofen gel into his shins and reading the leaflet...

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Sunflowers near Mucking credit Kevin Rushby

Benfleet to Thameside Nature Park

Day Twenty-Nine. We left John on something of a cliffhanger last night. He had been ordered to ice his right shin within an inch of frostbite...

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Bear the dog on Canvey credit Kevin Rushby

Canvey Island

Day Twenty-Eight. We start the day on a high, a breakfast bagel with coffee outside the Golden Bagel next to Benfleet Station..

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