At Heronsgate School we have had the special privilege of being involved in the 2017 Silk River project. As part of a year-long programme marking the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and the cultural relationship with the UK, Kinetika have created Silk River, an ambitious project which explores the unique relationship between London and Kolkata through artistic exchange between communities along the Thames Estuary and India’s Hooghly River. This is culminating in a special performative walk from Kew Gardens to Southend.
Some of our Arts ambassadors and children from the Royal Arsenal campus had the fantastic opportunity to learn about this cultural relationship and were able to experience the amazing scrolls that have been created to mark this anniversary. They then designed and painted some fantastic scrolls of their own.
The Silk River project invites all children with their Parents/Carers at Heronsgate School to participate in the Woolwich part of the walk on Sunday the 17th of September beginning at 13.45 outside Clockhouse Community Centre, Defiance Walk Woolwich Dockyard London SE18 5QL and ending up at the West Thamesmead Festival at the foot of Gallions Hill at approximately 15.30. We hope that many of you can come along and represent our school and wave a flag with us!