Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories

Sunday 27th June 2021 to
Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories

Tilbury Bridge Walkway of Memories is an outdoor art and sound installation conceived by Artist EVEWRIGHT. It is the first site-specific art and sound installation to be held at the Port of Tilbury in Essex and the UK dedicated to people of the Windrush Generation.

The artwork is an immersive visual art experience, installed on 432 panes of glass collaged with photographs, documents, original boat passenger tickets and memorabilia. It is installed in an original passenger walkway 55 metres long. As visitors walk through, they can listen to audio stories about the lives of some of the elders whose images are featured in the installation.

The installation features over 130 people from the Windrush era and their families through photographs, documents and audio, telling stories in their own words of their arrival, the lives and families they created and their contribution to British society. This artwork and soundscape are symbolic and a testimony to those that arrived on the Empire Windrush Ship and docked at Tilbury Port and the many that followed that journey to the UK.

Visitors can enjoy this art and sound installation on a self-guided tour. Within the installation on the bridge there are several listening windows which has QR codes placed on the panes of glass. To fully immerse within the installation, visitors should bring a mobile device and headphones. Using a mobile device, visitors can download up to 25 audio stories from a selection of participants who are featured in the installation.

Visitors will be able to view the artwork and map their own journey through the bridge and listen to the stories at their own pace. They can share the stories with family and friends off site and post a photo of their visit to our Instagram to share.

Tilbury Port is an iconic location which has an historic significance to the black community in Britain. This artwork is a unique statement memorialising the lives of those people who came from the Caribbean who carried their British passports proudly as British citizens with hope and expectation. They passed through this location as one of the original walkways where the Empire Windrush passengers, in 1948 arrived. Although many arrived before 1948, those that arrived here were the first large post war wave of British colonial citizens to disembark from the passenger ship at Tilbury Cruise Terminal.

There will also be a series of online talks in October as part of Black History Month to accompany this amazing art and sound installation. Keep up to date on the latest information by following us on our social media sites or visit our website to sign up to our newsletter.

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We will continue to monitor and follow government guidance on the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors to our outdoor events and other activities.

About the artists
Evewright Arts Foundation (EAF) is an Essex based not for profit voluntary community organisation. They are passionate to seek out, find and preserve valuable untold stories from marginalised Black communities. They aim to present them across multiple platforms and settings in an innovative and engaging way to reach people from young and older generations in spaces where they can experience art that is relevant to their lives. We value the importance of our community telling their stories in their own voice.

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When

Sunday 27th June 2021 to
Wednesday 22nd June 2022

Where

Tilbury Bridge Walkway Tilbury Ferry/Bus Terminus Fort Road Tilbury Essex

RM18 7NJ

Travel

Arriving by car – Please arrive at Tilbury International Cruise Terminal car park RM18 7NJ
Public Transport – Nearest train station: Tilbury Town with toilet facilities.
Tilbury International Cruise Terminal is served by a ferry service (Monday-Saturday only) and can also be reached by No 99 bus Tilbury Town to Gravesend Ferry. Due to schedule changes however, please check here for the most up-to-date travel information.

Access

Wheelchair Friendly
Parking

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