A colorful lantern parade inspired by the hit 1970’s song by Wizzard ““I wish it could be Christmas Everyday” launched the Festive celebrations in Gravesham on November 13. Organised in partnership by Cohesion Plus, Kent Equality Cohesion Council and Gravesham Borough Council with the support of Arts Council England the parade featured 13 local schools with over 1500 people taking part including 600 school children who made lanterns in the build up to the celebrations working with Same Sky Arts. The Christmas Lights were switched on in phases as the Parade passed through the Town Centre.
The Dancing Santa’s a new production by Cohesion Plus working with Four by Four Bhangra proved to be a particular highlight wooing crowds on New Road with a unique performance fusing the cultures of east and west. The Dancers performed to a special bhangra fusion mix of “I Wish it Could be Christmas Every day.”