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

Mela Sunshine in Calverley Grounds

Sunshine, music, food and dance from around the world was the order of the day at the 11th Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival which took place in Calverley Grounds on July 17. The Mela was organised by Cohesion Plus and the Kent Equality Cohesion Council with the support of Arts Council England. Gurvinder Sandher the Mela … Continue reading Mela Sunshine in Calverley Grounds

Dartford Festival of Light 2015

Lanterns, young people, music and creative arts were the order of the day at the 7th Dartford Festival of Light which took place on Friday October 23rd. Organised by leading arts organisation Cohesion Plus and Kent Equality Cohesion Council in partnership with Dartford Borough Council with the support of Arts Council England this year’s Festival … Continue reading Dartford Festival of Light 2015

Wrotham Festival of Fusion and Light 2015

The village of Wrotham plays host to the 3rd Wrotham Festival of Fusion and Light on Friday October 16th. Highlights include a lantern parade, an exciting programme of music and a spectacular fireworks display. Organised in partnership by Cohesion Plus, Kent Equality Cohesion Council, and the schools in the Pilgrims Way Partnership working with Tonbridge … Continue reading Wrotham Festival of Fusion and Light 2015

Maidstone Mela Again Proves Popular

Despite the poor weather thousands attended the 13th Maidstone Mela in Mote Park. The Mela has since its inception has been held on the second Sunday of September and has attracted a huge following and this year was no exception. The event was organised by Maidstone Borough Council in partnership with Cohesion Plus, Mela Steering … Continue reading Maidstone Mela Again Proves Popular

Maidstone Mela Returns for 13th Year!

The popular Maidstone Mela – one of the largest Melas in the South East – will return to Mote Park for its 13th year on Sunday 13 September. The free festival is a celebration of the borough’s cultural diversity and local talent, with food, music and dance from around the world. Entertainment starts at 12:30pm, … Continue reading Maidstone Mela Returns for 13th Year!

Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival Proves to be Popular

The 10th Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival which celebrated the diversity of the borough through music, food and dance at Calverley Grounds proved to be popular with the local community. The Mela was organised in partnership by Cohesion Plus Kent, Sue Latham Events and the Kent Equality Cohesion Council. A range of culturally diverse artists performed … Continue reading Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival Proves to be Popular