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Party time in Tilbury!

Wow, what a day! Yesterday saw the culmination of Tilbury Carnival 2019, the flagship cultural initiative of Tilbury on the Thames Trust which SBSA helped establish back in 2015.  Tilbury communities have yearned for a return of the town carnival, which has now happened – and then some! – drawing on the nationally significant landing of the Empire Windrush in Tilbury in 1948, heralding the start of multicultural Britain.

Take a look for yourself!

SBSA led the strategic planning and fundraising work behind Tilbury Carnival, raising over £70,000 from Arts Council England, the Windrush Day Fund, the Voluntary Sector Development Fund and Port of Tilbury to make it all happen.  This enabled the development of 30 stunning flags reflecting local groups and stories, plus 2 ‘Children of the Windrush’ puppets which accompanied a stunning procession from Tilbury Town to Tilbury Cruise Terminal.

Achievements
  • 108 community activity sessions creating 30 flags, 2 puppets and 1 finale dance performance
  • 1,779 participants
  • 35,700 live audience
  • 17,376,129 online/print audience
  • 89 volunteers

This really has been an outstanding achievement, building on the strategic development and growth of Tilbury on the Thames Trust which SBSA has helped steer.

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