… shines a spotlight on local Communities & Projects that are situated along the KenEx route proposal.

KenEx wouldn’t be at this stage in our business without the support and encouragement from others who share our vision. Strong relationships within local businesses and communities are essential as we progress KenEx Tram. As you can see form the scrolling list above, KenEx has grown substantially within the region.

To that end, we are actively seeking further support form community groups and neighbourhoods along the proposed tram network.

If you live, work or play within the community of the KenEx Tram Proposal, please feel free to send us links to your websites, editorials, things about your community that may be unique, including fun facts, historical events or features.

We want to hear from individuals, community groups, businesses and charities….

This page will celebrate all things that make community happen, as well as how they grow and evolve. We will also embrace where we’ve been…!


Land of the Fanns

Kinetika is based at the High House Production Park – Purfleet 

The Land of the Fanns Landscape Partnership Scheme, together with arts organisation Kinetika, are searching for 100 stories about the Land of the Fanns area (Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Brentwood, Thurrock and West Essex), its landscape, people, places and history The scheme is gathering stories from across the area to be written, illustrated, recorded and designed into 100 silk flags.

Kinetika is running free workshops across the Land of the Fanns and inviting locals to share their tales about the places they live, love or have special meaning. There are two different workshops on offer: informal writing workshops and drawing workshops to help illustrate the stories. The workshops are all free and open to all but need to be booked via Eventbrite by clicking here. No previous experience of storytelling or drawing is necessary.

The workshops begin on Wednesday 27 November at Eastbrookend Country Park and then run as follows:   
Friday 29 November 2019: Informal Story Writing workshop – Great Warley Church Hall – 10am – 12.30pm
 Monday 2 December 2019: Informal Story Writing workshop – Thames Chase Forest Centre – 2pm – 4.30pm
 Tuesday 3 December 2019: Illustrate Your Story workshop – Eastbrookend Country Park Millennium Visitor Centre 1– 3.30pm
 Wednesday 4 December 2019: Illustrate Your Story workshop – Great Warley Church Hall  – 2pm – 4.30pm
 Friday 6 December 2019: Illustrate Your Story workshop – Thames Chase Forest Centre – 10am – 2.30pm
 
In March and April 2020 there will also be free creative workshops in film-making and the silk painting process known as batik to create the 100 silk flags.
 
Land of the Fanns are also collecting stories online for those who cannot attend the workshops in person.  Download a Call Out for Stories and a Story Form from theLand of the Fanns website and share more of your stories and those of your friends and families.