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 High Street Carnival of Summer 2015

Sun, Samba, and smiles were the order of the day at the first ever Dartford High Street Carnival of Summer which took place on July on Friday July 10. The aim of the Carnival was to celebrate the rich heritage of Dartford, to celebrate the High Street and provide an opportunity for the 275 children … Continue reading Dartford High Street Carnival of Summer 2015

Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival July 19

The 10th Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival which celebrates the diversity of the borough through music, food and dance will be taking place on July 19 at the Calverley Grounds between 12pm and 6.30pm. The Mela has been organised in partnership by Cohesion Plus Kent, Sue Latham Events and the Kent Equality Cohesion Council with the … Continue reading Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival July 19

Gravesham Fusion Festival 2015

The Sun shone on the 3rd Fusion Festival which attracted a large family crowd to the Riverside Leisure Area on July 4 to enjoy performances and creative arts workshops as well as food from around the world. The Festival which was organised by Cohesion Plus and Kent Equality Cohesion Council with the support of Gravesham … Continue reading Gravesham Fusion Festival 2015

Dartford High Street Carnival of Summer

The first ever Dartford High Street Carnival of Summer organised by Cohesion Plus in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council and Dartford Borough Council with the support of Arts Council England takes place on July 10. The Carnival will feature 4 local schools and some 250 children who have been working with one of the … Continue reading Dartford High Street Carnival of Summer

Saint George’s Day 2rd April 2015

Saint George’s Day Celebrations Some of the Biggest to Date Some of the biggest celebrations in England for Saint George’s Day took place in Gravesham and Dartford on April 23rd. 30 local schools and some 1600 children took part in parades to mark the national day for England alongside a host of entertainers, community groups … Continue reading Saint George’s Day 2rd April 2015

Fusion and Lights a Success in Wrotham

Cohesion Plus working in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council and the Four Schools in the Pilgrims Way Partnership; Saint George’s Primary School, Platt Primary School, Trottiscliffe CE Primary School and Stansted CE Primary School organised the Wrotham Festival of Fusion and Light which took place on October 17 in the village of Wrotham. The … Continue reading Fusion and Lights a Success in Wrotham