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 2014

Preparations are underway for the sixth Dartford Festival of Light which will take place on Friday October 24. The event this year proves to be the biggest to date with a longer route and some exciting entertainment at the end for the local community to enjoy. The Festival of Light has been organised by Cohesion … Continue reading Dartford Festival of Light 2014

Wrotham Festival of Fusion and Light (2014)

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 have organised the Wrotham Festival of Fusion and Light which takes place on October 17th in the village of Wrotham. … Continue reading Wrotham Festival of Fusion and Light (2014)

Maidstone Mela 2014 Video

See some wonderful footage of the 12th Maidstone Mela which captured the colour, fun and artistic quality.  The Mela was organised in partnership by Cohesion Plus, Maidstone Borough Council, Kent Equality Cohesion Council, Maidstone Mela Advisory Group with the support of Arts Council England.

Maidstone Mela Weekend Hailed a Great Success

The 12th Maidstone Mela which is organised in partnership by Cohesion Plus, Maidstone Borough Council and Kent Equality Cohesion Council with the support of Arts Council England attracted record numbers to what is now the largest culturally diverse arts festival in Kent. The celebrations commenced on the Friday with the Mela Carnival Parade which went … Continue reading Maidstone Mela Weekend Hailed a Great Success

Festival and Carnival Enjoyed by Thousands

Over 10,000 people enjoyed the community celebrations in Gravesham on July 19. Cohesion Plus working in partnership with Gravesham Borough Council and the Northfleet Carnival Committee were involved as partners on the Northfleet Carnival and the Gravesham Riverside Festival. The Northfleet Carnival was one of the biggest to date with 36 floats including one put … Continue reading Festival and Carnival Enjoyed by Thousands

Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival a Hit with Local Community (2014)

The 9th Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival proved to be a hit with local residents who came out in large numbers to support it. The Mela which celebrated the diversity of the borough through music, food and dance took place on the 13th of July at the Calverley Grounds and was organised by Cohesion Plus in … Continue reading Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival a Hit with Local Community (2014)