20th July 2019
Thurrock is proud of its connections with the Empire Windrush, which arrived here at Tilbury Cruise Terminal on the 22nd June 1948 with the 70th Anniversary being celebrated last year in great style.
In partnership with the Port of Tilbury, Tilbury on the Thames Trust, Tilbury Riverside Project, One Community and Kinetika, Thurrock Council applied to the Windrush Fund to look at how we can mark Windrush Day as part of Tilbury Carnival 2019.
We are delighted to announce that the Windrush Fund has awarded £20,000 to the Council, complementing funding already secured by Tilbury on the Thames Trust. This includes a £10,000 contribution from the Port of Tilbury, £5,000.00 from Thurrock Council and a crucial £30,000 from Arts Counci England.
At long last we are bringing carnival back to Tilbury, not quite in its traditional sense but an exciting spectacle, inspired by our local heritage and role within our national story through Empire Windrush.
The project will engage Tilbury school children and residents in a programme of educational workshops that culminate in a celebratory Windrush carnival on the 20th July 2019.
If you would like to find out how you can get involved with Carnival and be part of this local celebration, please complete the expression of interest form below and the carnival project manager will get in touch with you.