Having journeyed hundreds of miles down the Thames and Hooghly rivers, the beautiful silk scrolls will be on display in Southend-on-Sea 2 March – 25 April 2018.
“A living bridge between two countries” – artists from West Bengal and Thames have taken part “in one of the most important projects of the Year of UK/India Culture.”
Where the Thames and Hooghly meet: Journey of surprises ends with a spectacular finale at Victoria Memorial Hall
Silk River India Launches! A Journey of surprises along the Hooghly to celebrate a major bilateral year of cultural exchange between the UK and India. Download the press release here.
Silk River Unfurls – Community Programme and Exhibition at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew as part of autumn arts festival
Last Sunday, 15th Oct, colourful banners from Purfleet, Tilbury and East Tilbury, along with all the other Silk River scrolls, took a leading role in the Mayor of London’s annual Diwali celebration in Trafalgar Square
After carrying the 22 Silk River banners 128 miles (206km) on foot and 10 miles (16km) by river, triumphant participants from ten areas along the Thames arrived in Southend on Sun 24th Sept.
Silk River finale comes to Dartford!
Last Wednesday, 20th September, DAN members joined What If Gallery, Dartford Borough Council, Kinetika, and other Silk River participants on the Dartford leg of the Silk River journey.
As part of this year’s Totally Thames festival, on Fri and Sat last week Tilbury and East Tilbury celebrated the UK’s rich cultural relationship with India by hosting Silk River, a spectacular 10 day art walk.
Silk River, a major project led by Kinetika, is to be part of the UK-India Year of Culture. Date: 15.02.17 Kinetika has brought together a wide range of partners in the UK and India to deliver this project which will celebrate the unique relationship between communities along the Thames and…