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

According to Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director “We are looking forward to a big year in 2018 with a range of culturally diverse festivals around Kent, showcasing not only excellence in the arts but also how arts can be used to bring communities together and celebrate our shared values. We are also working on some exciting commissions which will appear under the Folkin Fusion banner at the festivals. We are grateful to the support we have received to date from artists, volunteers, local authority partners and Arts Council England which has allowed us to get to where we have in the space of 10 years.”