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It was a roasting hot summer’s day in Thurrock when Kinetika opened its brand new studio doors for the first time to welcome guests from all over the UK, from as far as the Isle of Wight, our old home in East London, to our newest local partnerships, new friends in Essex and our direct neighbours in the ACME artists studios.

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Over 100 guests visited High House Production Park, including Councillor Steve Liddiard – the Mayor of Thurrock and Pauline Tambling (Joint CEO of the National Skills Academy for Creative & Cultural Skills). All guests were welcomed by pupils from St Andrew’s Primary in Epping, who recently took part in a project funded by the ROH Bridge to celebrate Le Tour de France earlier in the month, designing flags to animate the parade which they brought out once more for the warming.

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Other Kinetika flags lined the walkways outside the the Backstage Centre and Royal Opera House, which gave tours to the guests who were then welcomed into Kinetika’s main design studio for lunch and presentations by High House’s Chief Executive Andrea Stark, Ali Pretty, Edwina Rigby, Emily Wood and Mark Forrest. Meanwhile, St Andrew’s pupils were treated to an introduction to Mike Pattison’s famous Dicycle, recently seen parading the streets of Cambridge for yet another Le Tour event! The day was featured in local news including YourThurrock and Kinetika’s recent move was also mentioned in the Thurrock Gazette.

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We hope to welcome more guests to the studios in future and are always willing to welcome visitors, if you would like to come and meet us and look around our studios, just get in touch with us at