Silk Flag Hire
Kinetika has been specialising in the creation of large-scale hand-painted silks for over 20 years and we pride ourselves on the quality, creativity and vast array of stories displayed in our collections.Some of the collections were designed and created to celebrate high profile events such as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, others are from our own place-making projects including Silk River and Beach of Dreams.Whether you’re looking for flags for a large-scale festival or for a more intimate gathering we have unique flags that will be an eye-catching addition to your event.
Not sure which collection is right for you? Contact our team to discuss the theme and needs of your event – we can advise which flags would enhance the day. Our Kinetika Design Studio team will provide options that meet your budget, as well as professional riggers to manage your installation.
Silk River Collection
These highly decorative hand painted Murshidabad silk scrolls are perfect for outdoor site decoration and parades. They can also be hung indoors as banners.
Originally created during a year-long programme, Silk River, as part of the UK/ India Year of Culture.
- Size: 600cm x 120cm
- Rigging: 7m telescopic poles
Thank You Dance Key Worker Scrolls and Silk Scarves
The Thank You Dance scrolls and silk scarves which appeared in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant are available for hire for your own events.
These scrolls were created as part of the Thank You Dance, a ‘Thank You’ to the Queen for 70 years of public service, and a ‘Thank You’ to all those who selflessly contribute to society, looking after our communities and laying the foundation for a better life for generations to come.
Available to hire are the:
14 handpainted key worker scrolls representing various types of key workers. Each scroll is topped with the words ‘Thank You’ and at the bottom ‘Thank You’ in a language from the Commonwealth.
60 handpainted silk scarves representing endangered species from across the world.
Beach of Dreams Pennants
This is a collection of 500 unique naturally dyed batik silk pennants, great for a celebratory festival atmosphere or for an installation in the landscape as an eye-catching spectacle.
These flags were created as part of Beach of Dreams, an epic journey to walk 500 miles of English coastline in 35 days to explore how we take care of the environment, the coast, the community and ourselves.
Each flag contains a unique story about the coast of England.
- Each pennant: 35cm x 180cm
The Sea People
The Sea People exhibition by Nabil Ali is available to hire alongside the Beach of Dreams pennants. The 15 large sculptures were first installed in July 2021 on a remote beach at Walton-on-the-Naze.
Looking out to sea, the haunting figures represent lost communities and forgotten ancestors that have been washed away with the eroding coastline along the eastern shores of Essex. Clay gathered from this beach was used to form the figures, as well as other natural materials such as willow, hessian and wax.
- Various heights: between 0.8m and 2m
Tall Festival Flags
An impressive collection of 60 handmade silk flags, specifically designed for decorating festival sites.
Our tall flags, ranging from 4 metres to 6 metres, create a colourful focal point against any backdrop.
Flags in multiple colours and styles are available.
Small Festival Flags
Our smaller flags are ideal for waving as part of a parade or carnival, or for a stunning site decoration.
This collection of 50 flags delivers a vibrant spectrum of colour.
These six striking silk banners featuring original designs by Kinetika’s artistic director Ali Pretty are ideal for indoor use.
The designs on the banners were inspired by Ali walking the eight White Horses of Wiltshire.
- 6 banners: 4m x 1.2m
- Large backdrop: 4m x 3m
- Rigging: Bespoke rigging rods included
This collection is devised of 100 flags, each telling a story of community that is relevant across the country – from nature to traditional ways of living. These brightly coloured flags bring events something for everyone.
Thurrock 100 (T100) is an annual walking, talking and making festival that has been in operation since 2015. T100 encourages stories to surface in Thurrock and the surrounding areas.
- Size: 65cm x 70cm
- Rigging: Bamboo poles
What does the hire include?
Quotes will include professional installation for your event and all necessary equipment. Our team of experienced riggers will rig and de-rig any flags and remain on site during the event to maintain and monitor the flags Kinetika work closely with potential hirers to produce a customised quote for your event needs and prices start from as little as £500+VAT.
Where can the flags be installed?
All flags can be installed on soft or hard ground, we can also rig from railings or staging. Some of our flags are also handheld for parades or carnivals.
Can you make new flags for our event?
Yes, we can design and make sets of flags to order, please give us plenty of notice and contact us to chat about options. We usually work in silk and batik/dye. This process involves an initial chat to understand your ideas, a quote, followed by designs and production. We have a lot of experience in large-scale design and are happy to work with you to manifest your vision.
Kinetika Design Studios
119 Artists’ Studios High
House Production Park
Essex RM19 1AS
Telephone 01708 202844