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August 1, 2017

Indian Walks Open for Booking

We are very excited to announce that the Silk River Indian Walks are now open for enquiries and booking! Participate in a unique 12-day International Residency that has been created especially for the Silk River project.
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July 20, 2017 / Silk River

Silk River Film prompts panel discussion in Kolkata

The Silk River film, shown in Kolkata on 20th July, inspired debate about the importance of place and community in traditional arts
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July 20, 2017

Indian Walk Program Unveiled!

A unique journey down the river Hooghly from Murshidabad to Kolkata. Join a group of contemporary artists, historians, writers and musicians from UK and India for the Silk River India Walk, where you will engage with the local artisans and community members along the way, participate in curated events comprising of talks, workshops and film screenings, share practice, create an artistic response, either individually or collectively.
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July 14, 2017

Film Screening Kolkata 20 July 4.45pm IST

We are delighted to invite you to watch a film screening and panel discussion on the Silk River project, which explores artistic exchange between communities along the Thames and Hooghly.
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July 7, 2017

UK Walk Programme Open for Bookings

All routes are confirmed and bookings are now live for the UK Silk River walks!
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June 30, 2017

The painting is complete for UK Scrolls!

Huge thanks to all participants, artists and group leaders! The painting of the UK silk scrolls is now complete!
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June 30, 2017

Silk River Press

We are delighted that we appeared in Dartford Living in an article about the local groups from that area taking part in Silk River.
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June 20, 2017

Article in Gravesend Reporter

Today there was an article in the Gravesend Reporter about the local groups from that area taking part in Silk River.
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June 20, 2017

Article in Your Thurrock

Today there was an article in our local press - Your Thurrock, covering local artists involvement in the Silk River project.
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June 7, 2017 / Silk River

Textile Residency Begins!

The textile residency has started at the Kinetika studio to paint the UK scrolls. We're using the very precious triple woven, hand made silk from Murshidabad. This is a peek at progress so far!
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May 27, 2017

Invite to Silk River Documentary Screening 1st June

Everyone is invited to a screening of the SILK RIVER documentary! Date/Time: Thursday 1st June 6.30pm Venue: The Brady Centre, Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU
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May 24, 2017

Design Workshops are Complete!

We've continued to uncover the links between UK and India by visiting Dartford, Gravesend, Tilbury, East Tilbury and Southend!
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May 15, 2017

Designing the UK Scrolls has begun!

What a week; every day exploring the history and identity of a different place!
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April 20, 2017 / Silk River

Silk River Talk 30th April 2017

Coinciding with the Isle of Wight Walking Festival & Richard Long’s exhibition, Ali Pretty will be speaking about 'Silk River', this major international walking project that connects the Thames and the Indian river Hooghly.
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March 27, 2017

Thurrock Artists – CPD Opportunity!

Opportunity for Thurrock Artists   June 12th – 17th 2017
  • To participate in SILK RIVER, a major arts project involving a cultural exchange between the UK and India.
  • To develop your artistic skills by participating in a 6 day silk batik workshop, led by internationally renowned arts organization Kinetika.
  • To gain knowledge of your local community and their stories, and those of an India-linked partner, through the development of a silk batik scroll.
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February 15, 2017 / Silk River

Silk River – UK / India Year of Culture Press Release

Date: 15.02.17 Silk River, a major project led by Kinetika, is to be part of the UK-India Year of Culture....
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February 12, 2017 / Silk River

From Thurrock to the World

Fantastic feature now live where Ali discusses with Essex Life her passion for history, Thurrock and its links to the world and how this all ties in with the current Silk River project.
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February 7, 2017 / Silk River

Kinetika invites West Bengal Patachitra artists to work with communities along The Thames Estuary

A week of workshops will kick off the Silk River project in the UK, collaborating with the Government of West Bengal and UNESCO Rural Craft & Cultural Hubs (RCCH).
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