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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

First Gravesham Fusion Festival to Take Place

Cohesion Plus in partnership with Gravesham Borough Council and Kent Equality Cohesion Council are proud to announce the launch of a new community event the […]

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Cohesion Plus Summer Programme Announced

Cohesion Plus are proud to announce that with the support of Arts Council England, Gravesham Borough Council, Maidstone Borough Council, Kent Equality Cohesion Council and […]

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Dartford Festival of Light Cancelled

Dartford Festival of Light is cancelled due to bad weather. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will try to reschedule as soon as possible. […]

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Dartford Festival of Light

Preparations are underway for the fourth Dartford Festival of Light which will take place on Friday October 19. The first part of the event will […]

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Maidstone Mela 2012

The 10th Maidstone Mela proved to be a great hit with over 10,000 people in attendance in Mote Park on Sunday September 9. They were […]

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Be part of this year’s Mela

Maidstone Borough Council wants everyone to jot September 11 and 12 into their diaries to help make this year’s Mela the biggest and best to […]

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Gravesham Festival of Light

Gravesend town centre was brought to a standstill on Friday evening as over 600 schools children, teachers, parents and members of the public were involved […]

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Dartford Mela

The seventh Dartford Indoor Mela took place on Saturday October 24 at the Mick Jagger. The Mela was organised by the North West Kent Racial […]

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Dartford Festival of Light

The first ever Dartford Festival of Light took place on Friday October 16 through Dartford Town Centre between 6.30pm and 7.30pm. The parade involved 11 […]

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Maidstone Mela Night

The 7th Maidstone Mela proved to be a great success. For the first time with the help of funding form Arts Council England the Mela […]

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Maidstone Mela weekend

This year’s Maidstone Mela is set to be the biggest yet with a weekend of festivities planned for all the family. The Mela, which means […]

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Maidstone Mela

The Maidstone Mela aims to celebrate the diverse cultures within the Borough through music, dance and food and has been organised in partnership by Maidstone […]

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Flag raising launch for seventh Maidstone Mela

In preparation for the Mela, to be held over two days in September, the young pupils will be parading through Maidstone town centre to celebrate […]

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Thousands Enjoy The Tunbridge Wells Mela

Thousands attended the Tunbridge Wells Mela in Calverley Grounds on Sunday July 19. Organised by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, Cohesion Plus and North West Kent […]

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Tunbridge Wells Mela 2009

The Tunbridge Wells Mela is a free community event which celebrates the diversity of the borough through music, food and dance. The Mela will be […]

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The Big Carnival 2009 a hit!

The Big Carnival which was organised in partnership by Cohesion Plus with North West Kent Racial Equality Council and Gravesham Borough Council took place on […]

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