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About Kinetika

Kinetika is an internationally renowned company, specialising in creating large-scale hand-painted silks. For over 20 years they have been combining world-class design with community projects to produce spectacular outdoor commissions that engage diverse audiences wherever they work.

Founded by artistic director Ali Pretty in 1997 and inspired by her training in carnival arts in Trinidad and India, Kinetika now has an unrivalled reputation for working with local communities on projects that change the way people feel about where they live. From local community walks in Essex to high streets and city squares across the UK, out to the Great Wall of China, Ethiopia and West Bengal, and now right here in Mottingham!

We are so excited to give our StEP community the chance to get involved in this project, funded by Mottingham Big Local Refocused, the team at Kinetika came and visited us at our weekly brunch and showed us the incredible work they’ve been doing and some examples of the gorgeous silk flags they produce. The idea is to produce a range of silk flags commemorating Mottingham and what it means to you, the local community.

We will be running workshops throughout the next year and we’d love you to get involved. For more information please contact us at

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