Events

Cohesion Plus who will be celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2018 are proud to announce an exciting programme of culturally diverse festivals in Kent throughout the year. Our festival programme will run from April to November and highlights include the Saint George’s Day celebrations in the spring, the Mela Festivals in the summer and Lantern Parades in the autumn.

The outline schedule is below;

  • April 23rd St George’s Day Celebrations Gravesend
  • April 23rd St George’s Day Celebrations Dartford
  • June 16th Fusion Street Festival Gravesend
  • July 1st Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival
  • July 22nd Maidstone Community Mela (Subject to Funding)
  • October 5th Wrotham Festival of Light
  • October 12th Swale Fusion Festival (Subject to Funding)
  • October 19th Dartford Festival of Light
  • November 16th Gravesham Festival of Light

Dartford Festival of light poster

Dartford Festival of Light 2017 The annual Dartford Festival of Light which is now in its 9th year will take place on Friday October 20th between 6pm and 7.30pm. The aim of the Festival is to bring the communities of Dartford together through the arts and promote key British values of respect, excellence, friendship and … Continue reading Dartford Festival of light poster

Swale Fusion Festival 2017 poster

Swale Fusion Festival Preparations are now at an advanced stage for the first ever Swale Fusion Festival which will be taking place on Friday 13 October and Saturday 14 October 2017. The festival, which has been organised by Cohesion Plus working in partnership with Swale Borough Council and Kent Equality Cohesion Council, will focus on … Continue reading Swale Fusion Festival 2017 poster

Wrotham Festival of Light poster

The rural village of Wrotham will play host to the 5th Wrotham Festival of Fusion and Light on Friday October 6th. The festival, organised in partnership by Cohesion Plus, Kent Equality Cohesion Council, Saint Georges Primary School and the schools in the Pilgrims Way Partnership takes place in 3 distinct parts. During the first phase … Continue reading Wrotham Festival of Light poster

Maidstone Community Mela Hailed a Great Success

Following months of hard work and sheer perseverance the Maidstone Community Mela took place in Whatman Park on Sunday July 16th. The Mela which has taken place in Maidstone since 2003 was organised by Cohesion Plus working in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council, local partners and volunteers. The event was officially opened by Helen … Continue reading Maidstone Community Mela Hailed a Great Success

Gravesham Fusion Festival Hailed a Success

Sun, Jazz, Calypso, Bhangra, Bollywood, Irish Dance, Eastern European Folk and street art were on the menu at the Fusion Festival which took place across Gravesend Town Centre on Saturday June 17, proving to be popular with shoppers. They were able to witness a range of performances at key locations in the Town Centre including … Continue reading Gravesham Fusion Festival Hailed a Success

Gravesham Fusion Festival 17th June

Preparations are underway for the Fusion Festival which will be taking place in Gravesend Town Centre on Saturday June 17 between 10.30am and 2.30pm. The festivities have been organised by Cohesion Plus working in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council supported by Gravesham Borough Council and Arts Council England. The aim of the festival is … Continue reading Gravesham Fusion Festival 17th June