Colourful and vibrant pop up performances of traditional dancing and Dhol drumming by Four by Four Bhangra took place outside Sittingbourne Train Station and the High Street on Saturday 5th October, organised by Cohesion Plus as part of the Connect Together Project. The project aims to connect the communities of Kent from Dartford to Margate to celebrate the upcoming Turner Prize later this year through a series of new commissions and performances showcasing how the arts can bring communities together.
The Connect Together Project is funded by Arts Council England, Kent County Council. List of project partners, Cohesion Plus, LV21 and Jasmin Vardimon Dance Company.
Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus commented “I am so pleased to bring Bhangra and the Connect Together project to Sittingbourne. It’s an exciting project that links in with our aim of using the arts to bring people together despite location and other socio economic factors to celebrate what unites us as residents of Kent. The Turner Prize is an exciting opportunity for Kent and we wanted to use it to inspire people to engage with the arts especially in areas like Sittingbourne which traditionally has low levels of engagement.”