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Silk River 2017 - At Sea - ships and sailors - Greenwich and Woolwich. Morn...

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Start at the Cutty Sark

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Kinetika invites you to join us for a ten–day performative walk along the River Thames as part of Silk River. This ambitious project explores the unique relationship between London and Kolkata through artistic exchange between communities along the Thames Estuary and India’s Hooghly River.

A team of artists led by Kinetika’s director, Ali Pretty, has been working with communities along the way to devise a series of unique walking events that will reveal the stories of those who live and work on the river and the connections they have with parallel communities living alongside the Hooghly in West Bengal.

Each community has created a 6m hand-painted silk scroll that is a visual narrative of their walk. Every day a core group will welcome 2 new scrolls, one from the River Thames community and one from the Indian partner location, to be carried by participants from Kew Gardens to Southend where there will be a finale moment as we walk all 20 to the end of the mile-long pier.

The journey will be full of surprises, you can join for a morning, an afternoon, one or ten days and every day we will reveal more stories online, so you can experience and interact with us wherever you are.

Silk River will continue and culminate with a ten-day journey along the river Hooghly 7-17 Dec 2017. Contact jo@kinetika.co.uk if you’re interested in taking part.

At Sea - ships and sailors - Greenwich and Woolwich

Through the eyes of a Lascar sailor, the ship’s cook, we explore life on board Cutty Sark, one of the finest trading vessels that sailed between the Thames and the Hooghly River. We continue to Woolwich Arsenal to hear personal stories from the local community and listen to sea shanties before being drummed to the riverside to take the 6 scrolls over the river on the Woolwich Ferry.


10.00 Registration at the Cutty Sark, Greenwich

10.30 On board, a chance to view the Silk River scrolls, look around the ship and if you're lucky you might just have the chance to catch James Robson, the ships' cook, on the main deck.

A limited early-bird ticket offer is available to view the scrolls and look around the ship. Thirty people will be able to purchase tickets at £5 each (under-5s go free) after which normal ticket prices will apply. Early bird tickets available from Royal Museums Greenwich from September 4th.

11.30 Accompany scrolls through the Old Royal Naval College and along the riverside walk to the Cutty Sark pub.

12.00 Lunch; option to use local buses to go to Clock House Community Centre for afternoon activities


Walk Route:

Morning Greenwich Walk http://bit.ly/2qsf2UZ

Technical difficulty of walk: Easy

Distance: 0.56 miles

Please book separately for the afternoon event if you would like to take part in the full day's activities.

Whilst we endeavour to make all our walks as safe and enjoyable as possible, any walk attended is done so at your own risk.

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 Silk River website regularly for any updates or follow us on Twitter or Facebook.

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.

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.

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 please let a member of the Kinetika team know on the day.

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SE10 9HT

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