Fleet take to the Silk River

The Fleet is delighted to be hosting the start of Gravesham Borough Council’s involvement in the Silk River Project this coming Thursday, 21st September. As previously mentioned in my notes for the AFC Fylde game, as part of a year-long programme marking the 70th anniversary of Indian independence and the cultural relationship with the UK, Kinetika have created ‘The Silk River’. It’s 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.

The Silk River project reaches Gravesend on 21st September and EUFC has agreed to be the starting point for the 6.2-mile walk along the Thames. The project involves 10 locations along the River Thames and 10 locations along the River Hooghly in India to create a 100-mile walk along each river. The River Thames walk started in Kew Gardens and will finish in Southend. Each community taking part along the Thames has created a six-metre hand-painted silk scroll that is a visual narrative of their walk. The Fleet club badge made it onto the Gravesham banner and club captain Dave Winfield will be waving the walkers off from Stonebridge Road on Thursday morning after they meet in the Social Club for tea and coffee between 09.00 and 10.00.

If Fleet fans want to join the Silk River walk for the morning, or the afternoon (or both), booking is absolutely essential. For more information and to book your place visit www.silkriver.co.uk/walk-gravesend.


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