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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 11th Swale Fusion Festival (Subject to Funding)
  • October 18th Dartford Festival of Light
  • November 22nd Gravesham Festival of Light

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 […]

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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 […]

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Record Numbers Attend Launch of Gravesham Christmas Celebrations

It is estimated that over 5000 people enjoyed the Christmas Parade of Lights which was organised by Cohesion Plus and Kent Equality Cohesion Council and […]

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Festival Lights up Dartford

Dartford Town Centre was spectacle of noise and colour as over 700 people took part in the Dartford Festival of Light on Friday October 24. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Saint George’s Day Celebrations 2014

Over 1500 young people from 30 schools in Gravesham and Dartford will be taking part in community celebrations through Gravesend and Dartford town centres on […]

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Maidstone Mela Most Ambitious to Date

Preparations are at an advanced stage for the 11th Maidstone Mela which is taking place over 2 days on Friday September 6 in Maidstone Town […]

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Team PBN ready for Gravesham Party on the Prom

Team PBN ready for Gravesham Party on the Prom Cohesion Plus working in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council and Gravesham Borough Council are pleased […]

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Dartford Schools Carnival Project

Dartford Schools Carnival Project Cohesion Plus has been working in partnership with Temple Hill Community Primary School and Oakfield Community Primary School on a Carnival […]

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Tunbridge Wells Mela Hailed a Success

Tunbridge Wells Mela Hailed a Success Sun, music and food were the order of the day at the 8th Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival in Calverley […]

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Gravesham Fusion Festival Goes Global

Cohesion Plus and KECC (Kent Equality Cohesion Council) in partnership with Gravesham Borough Council organised the first ever Gravesham Fusion Festival which took place on […]

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8th Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival

The 8th Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival which celebrates the diversity of the borough through music, food and dance will be taking place on July 7 […]

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