Launch Night 12/7/17

Last night we hosted our launch night for this year’s Thurrock Art Trail at the idyllic Thurrock Thameside Nature Park, Mucking.

We were joined by over fifty artists and enthusiasts, as well as the recently appointed Mayor of Thurrock, Councillor Tunde Ojetola, who gave a short but inspiring speech about the positive aspects of the borough. ThAT Project Manager Yogesh Taylor, Trustee Jane Barry and Nature Park volunteer & co-ordinator Adrian Pritchard also spoke briefly about various aspects of this year’s Art Trail.

Visitors were treated to tours of the Nature Park to see ‘Artistry of the Estuary’, a school arts competition in which groups of 7-9 year olds were asked to create weather-durable, Thames-inspired pieces of art on large pieces of driftwood.  The night also featured music from the gifted folk group The William Palmer Trust, and hard-hitting lyricist and poet Dauda Ladejobi.

We would like to thank everyone who came along, picked up a programme, and continually supports the local arts scene.


The Art Trail starts on Saturday 15th July and runs until Sunday 30th July. Find out where all the exhibitions are in our programme which you can pick up at local libraries and train stations, as well as on this website.