13. Tilbury Town to Port - Dancing with the Docker

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Tilbury Town to Port - Dancing with the Docker

Saturday 21st July, 10.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.

Join us on the final Thurrock 100 Recipes walk to Tilbury Cruise Terminal. Starting at Tilbury Station we will walk to the Clock Tower in the Civic Square to meet the Tilbury Docker, a 4metre high puppet and 50 costumed carnival dancers, before 'Dancing with the Docker' down to Tilbury Port.

The walk coincides with an Open Day at the Port of Tilbury. As part of the day, Chilean arts organisation Teatro Container, on their UK Premier tour, will be cooking a community feast in La Cocina Publica, the Public Kitchen. Teatro Container will work in the kitchen with community groups prior to the event to devise a menu, drawing together local recipes and foods. The mobile kitchen is built inside a shipping container: it offers a place to tell stories, share moments and memories and collectively discover, rediscover and appreciate food.

Use this page to book a place on the Town to Port walk.

(To book a place at La Cocina Community Feast please book here instead)

  • Registration: 10.15 a.m.

  • Walk starts: 10.30 a.m.

  • Meet: Tilbury Train Station, Tilbury RM18 7BJ

  • 12 noon: meet the Tilbury Docker and join carnival dancers then process from the Town to the Tilbury Cruise Terminal

  • Walk ends 1.30 p.m.

  • Teatro Container, Chilean Theatre Company, and the local community in a celebratory feast: 1.30 – 3.30 p.m.

Duration: 3 hours (5 hrs inc feast)
Distance: Approx 2.25 miles
Grading: Easy
Walk Leaders: Yolande Simmons and Phil EdgarAll Thurrock 100 walks are free to join.

See the route map for the walk here:


Nearest Train Station: Tilbury Train Station


This walk is initially road then enters Benfleet Downs with managed footpaths of sand, stone and gravel. There are some hill climbs and uneven surfaces. The walk is accessible for wheelchairs and pushchairs.
Thurrock 100 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.
Walk leaders will be at the start of the walk regardless of the weather. In the unlikely event of any unforeseen circumstances, Kinetika reserve the right to change or cancel a walk and/or performance. Please check the website regularly for any updates or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

What to bring

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.

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.


Download the flyer for Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 here: Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 flyer

Thurrock 100 Recipes 2018 - Flyer

More info about all the walks on the Thurrock 100 website:

Data Collection

Kinetika is funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and as a funding condition we are asked to collect participant data. The data we collect is anonymised and submitted to ACE. We do require your name and email address but only to communicate with you in connection with the event. We hate junk mail and would never sell your address or bombard you with emails. We don’t want our data collection questions to feel intrusive so you are either not required to answer or we include a ‘prefer not to say’ option.

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