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Day Ten: Warning: This Kind of Thing Could be Addictive

On September 24, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on Day Ten: Warning: This Kind of Thing Could be Addictive

Dawn on the last day of our journey and I’m staring out the window into a tarnished silver mirror that is the Thames estuary. It is a perfect day for a walk..

Silk River Film prompts panel discussion in Kolkata

On July 20, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on 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

Textile Residency Begins!

On June 7, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on 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!

Silk River Talk 30th April 2017

On April 20, 2017, Posted by , By , With No Comments

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.

Silk River – UK / India Year of Culture Press Release

On February 15, 2017, Posted by , With No Comments

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

From Thurrock to the World

On February 12, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on 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.

‘Sounds of Kolkata’ – Orchid Festival at Kew Gardens

On February 10, 2017, Posted by , With No Comments

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

On February 7, 2017, Posted by , With Comments Off on 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).