Cohesion Plus who will be celebrating its 14th anniversary in 2022 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 and is subject to change;

  • April 22nd St George’s Day Celebrations Schools Parade Gravesend
  • April 22nd St George’s Day Celebrations Schools Parade Dartford
  • April 23rd St George’s Day Dartford Town Centre
  • May 26th Platinum Jubilee Street Party Gravesend
  • June 12th Eid Celebrations Gravesend
  • July 16th Maidstone Fusion Street Festival
  • July 24th Tunbridge Wells Mela Festival
  • August 13th Gravesham Pride
  • September 11th Maidstone Community Mela
  • October 14th Wrotham Festival of Light
  • November 18th Gravesham Festival of Christmas Lights
  • November 25th Dartford Festival of Light

The Big Day Out Plus

Thousands attended the Big Day Out Plus on Saturday July 4 at the Gravesham Riverside Leisure Area.  The event was organised in partnership by Gravesham… Continue reading The Big Day Out Plus

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Tunbridge Wells Mela Launch 2009

The launch of the Tunbridge Wells Mela will take place on July 1 between 10.30am and 11.30am. This will be our first ever launch event… Continue reading Tunbridge Wells Mela Launch 2009

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The Big Carnival 2009

The Big Carnival which is being organised in partnership with North West Kent Racial Equality Council and Gravesham Borough Council will take place on Friday… Continue reading The Big Carnival 2009

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Big Day Out plus more

Exciting preparations are well underway for the Big Day Out Festival which will take place on July 4th 2009, at the Riverside Leisure Area in… Continue reading Big Day Out plus more

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Maidstone Mela Launch 2009

The formal launch of the Maidstone Mela will take place on July 7 between 10.30am and 11.30am.  This will be our biggest launch event to… Continue reading Maidstone Mela Launch 2009

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Listen to Our Voices Women’s Event

Over 350 women and young girls over the age of 14 attended the Sadi Awaaz Suno (Listen to our Voices) event held at the Woodville… Continue reading Listen to Our Voices Women’s Event

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LGBT History Month in Kent

LGBT History Month in Kent, a new celebration was supported by Cohesion Plus. To mark the occasion Gurvinder Sandher of Cohesion Plus, gave a speech… Continue reading LGBT History Month in Kent

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Tunbridge Wells Mela Launch

Preparations are now under way for the Tunbridge Wells Mela launch. Letters have gone out to local schools, and all those who respond will work… Continue reading Tunbridge Wells Mela Launch

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Medway Mela

The first ever Medway Mela took place on Saturday October 25 at the Black Lion Leisure Centre in Mill Road Gillingham. The Mela which was… Continue reading Medway Mela

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