11.Grow Your Own: Purfleet – on - Thames to High House Production Park

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The Backstage Centre

Vellacott Close


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A Guided walk and talk. Meet the artists, park tours and picnic. Make a mandala out of locally grown produce.

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Sunday 27th September

8:45 - 16:00

Join us as we parade through the streets of the newly named Purfleet – on – Thames. This walk visits key organisations within the community as we celebrate the work they do and them coming together for this welcome to Purfleet – on – Thames event. The walk, which will showcase the 25 large silk flags made with - and to represent each - community group or local organisation, will end at the High house Production Park to celebrate the role the arts has to play in the regeneration of the town.

The Grow Your Own event will take place at High House Production Park, Purfleet - where Kinetika studios are based. Working with Heavenly Greens Fruit & Veg, local community groups and in partnership with developers PCRL we are curating a celebratory event focused on the theme of sustainable communities, including food production and distribution. The mandala will be made from locally grown produce.

We invite you to explore artist displays at the site, bring a picnic to enjoy at the park and showcase your home grown produce for a large scale mandala make as we reflect on the importance of building a sustainable community.

Please read our Covid-19 Walk Guidelines before booking.


There are multiple start times for this event to ensure social distancing can be maintained. Please check the start and end times carefully when selecting tickets to ensure you will be attending the correct session.

There are only 30 tickets available for each event and participants will be grouped into bubbles of 6 for the activities. Therefore if you wish to be placed in a group with friends or family it is advisable that you book together.

Please do not arrive any earlier than 15 minutes before the event for registration to help with social distancing guidelines.


Session 1:

  • 8:45 – Registration – Meeting Point – The Beacon, Purfleet – on – Thames (Next to the Children’s Centre) RM19 1QA
  • 9:00 -10:30: Walk to High House Production Park
  • 10:30 - 11:00: Picnic lunch
  • 11:00 - 13:00: Site tours and mandala making activities.
  • Event End: 13:00

Session 2:

  • 11:45 – Registration – Meeting Point – The Beacon, Purfleet – on – Thames (Next to the Children’s Centre) RM19 1QA
  • 12:00 - 13:30: Walk to High House Production Park RM19 1RX
  • 13:30 - 14:00: Picnic lunch
  • 14:00 - 16:00: Site tours and mandala making activities.
  • Event End: 16:00

Walk Info

• Walk Info

• Duration: 1.5 hours (with stops at key points of interest on route)

• Distance: 2 miles

• Grading: easy

• Terrain: The walk begins and ends on grass which have a moderate hill. The route in between is on mixture of paved and unpaved paths, several of these are on the road side with one busy road crossing. This majority of this walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Route Map




Start / End: Purfleet


S44 (This route goes via the HHPP site – Hutson Terrace bus stop on London Road – the train station and the start of the walk in Purfleet Town)


Free parking is available at High House Production Park at the end of the walk.


This walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs, apart from one section, where there are steps up to the Mardyke and the RSPB, which can be avoided if you would like to join us.

T100 walks are of different lengths and on different terrain. Some are mainly on footpaths, and others mainly on footpaths where ground may be uneven. If this walk doesn’t suit you, there is probably another one that will.

Please note:

You need to choose walks within your capabilities; the walk leaders are experienced but must take your word that you are sufficiently fit for the grade of walk you have chosen.

Due care has been exercised in organising the walks, however Kinetika, the funders and associated partners of the project cannot accept liability for loss, accident or injury caused to any person following the routes, especially unsupervised. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What to take

Please ensure that you are properly equipped for all walks. The weather can be unpredictable so bring waterproof clothing and/or sun hats and sun cream – it’s best to be prepared for everything!

Walking boots/shoes are recommended, but otherwise please wear suitable and comfortable footwear- best to leave open-toe sandals or high heels at home. Make sure you bring a packed lunch if necessary, and plenty to drink.

We invite you to bring a packed lunch as there will be time to enjoy this at the High House Production Park site before the park activities begin. Toilet facilities will be available on site.

You do not have to wear face coverings for the walk or outdoor activities. You will be required to wear a face mask for any indoor activities as part of the site tour, in line with government guidelines, however you can opt out of these activities. Face masks are advisable if you wish to use public toilets and essential if you wish to visit local shops or are travelling via public transport.

Photos/ filming

We will be taking photographs and video of this event to promote and celebrate the project in print and online. If you do not give consent to be photographed or filmed, that’s absolutely fine, please let a member of the Kinetika team know on the day.

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