Composite image about the Thank you dance, showing a tall pink carnival costume and a group of dancers in purple t-shirts

Platinum Jubilee Pageant

THE THANK YOU DANCE! Artistic Directors: Ali Pretty & Jeanefer Jean-Charles On this page Overview Download Resource Pack Key Workers Key Dates   Overview We are delighted to share that we have been commissioned to create a section for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Pageant. Our section of the Pageant is a ‘Thank You’ to the […]

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Tilbury Flags

Tilbury Carnival Flags

Collaborating with Tilbury-on-the Thames Trust, Kinetika’s Artistic Director, Ali Pretty, drew upon her experience of designing for Notting Hill Carnival in the nineties, to bring back Tilbury Carnival. The Empire Windrush famously docked at Tilbury in 1948, and with such an important and obvious connection to the history of carnival in the UK it seemed […]

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Norwich flags at Great Yarmouth Carnival

Norwich Flags

Carnival Flags – The World Around Us Returning for a second year, Kinetika were delighted to deliver this community-led project with Norwich City Council to make parade flags for both the Lord Mayor’s Procession in Norwich and Great Yarmouth Carnival. Local artists and community groups were taken through the flag design process and taught how […]

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Norwich circus flags

Norwich Circus 250

Circus 250 was a national celebration of circus arts and heritage and was a great source of inspiration for Kinetika’s co-creation workshops in Norwich and Great Yarmouth. Local artists received mentoring sessions in how to make this kind of work and, with our guidance, worked with community groups to create 110 unique silk flags. The […]

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Ethiopia flags batik

Ethiopia

“It’s been an absolutely fantastic project to be involved with, from start to finish … The flags are a great testament to the relationship Kinetika and LE have established and I hope this can continue in the future.” Link Ethiopia To mark the occasion of their 20-year anniversary, Link Ethiopia invited Kinetika to create ten […]

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Milan Expo desert flags

Milan Expo

Kinetika was commissioned to create customised silk flags for the United Arab Emirates Day at Milan Expo using four themes celebrating different aspects of UAE culture: Desert, Oasis, Marine and Modern Dubai. Inspiration for the designs was taken from a variety of reference imagery provided by the client, before the silk painting process could begin. […]

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Performer wears large silk wings referencing cathedral architecture

Abu Dhabi Costumes

Costume and silk commission for sporting event Kinetika was commissioned to design and make 90 large silk costumes for the FIFA Club World Cup Opening and Closing Ceremonies in Abu Dhabi 2009, and also send a team to manage wardrobe onsite. Local performers had never worn such large costumes, however they had been designed to […]

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