Beach of Dreams

Beach of Dreams

26 June – 1 Aug 2021

500 Miles 500 People 500 Dreams 500 Silks

A collaborative 500-mile walk from Lowestoft to Tilbury

Beach of Dreams is an epic journey to discover the hidden gems of the East Coast of England, inviting collaboration from communities and artists along the way in Suffolk, Essex, Southend, and Thurrock.

Kinetika’s Artistic Director, Ali Pretty, and Guardian journalist Kevin Rushby are walking the entire route, joined by artists, writers, scientists, and local residents.  Together, guided by strong environmental themes and the challenges of our current time, they will consider the question “How can we creatively reimagine our future?”

Get involved, share a location, and share your dream!  

We would love you, your family and friends, local groups to join the journey and get involved by signing up to one or more of the 500 miles as the walk travels through Suffolk. 

Everyone is invited to choose a mile to walk, submit an image of the landscape, a drawing and a few words about your connection to it and your dream for its future.  All words and photos sent in will contribute to a new digital story map of the coastal path, reflecting and recording the narrative of the walk as it unfolds

You can sign up and download the beautiful activity pack which contains clear guidelines and lots of wonderful resources.

To sign up for a mile go to the walks page, select the day where your mile is and follow instructions.



Activity Pack/page:



Images submitted by 9th April 2021 will be used as inspiration for the design of 500 silk pennants illustrating the beautiful coastal landscape and its challenges.  These pennants will be hand painted using natural dyes by the Kinetika Design Studio and form spectacular installations during the event.  



If you would like to meet Ali Pretty and understand more about getting involved you can join a Beach of Dreams Inspirational Workshop here:

Topic: Beach of Dreams - Participants - Drop in - Session 2

Time: Mar 31, 2021 06:00 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 830 0285 9278

Passcode: 973660