Cohesion Plus in partnership with Gravesham Borough Council and Kent Equality Cohesion Council with the support of the Kent County Council Arts Development Unit and Arts Council England have organised the Gravesham Fusion Festival which will take place on the Riverfront in Gravesend on Saturday June 28 between 12pm and 4pm. The aim of the free festival is to showcase new and emerging culturally diverse artists and to celebrate music and dance from around the world.
The stage programme features a range of culturally diverse talent ranging from the Phase 5 Steel Band, local singers Gemma Moore and Ryan Bennett to the Cullen Academy of Irish Dance to Piwnica pod Aniolami a popular Polish cabaret act. The event will also see the first performance of the Cohesion Plus produced “Afro-Bhangra” Fusion performance featuring Four by Four Bhangra and Uzambezi Arts.
Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus commented “The Fusion Festival will launch our busy summer and autumn programme which will see us deliver culturally diverse arts events around Kent every month from now until November. This is our most ambitious programme to date and I am pleased that the Fusion Festival is the event that we start with; as this Festival captures all that we are about, namely using the arts to bring diverse communities together and to showcase new and emerging talent. As ever I am very grateful to the ongoing support being provided by Arts Council England, Gravesham Borough Council and Kent County Council Arts Development Unit who have all contributed towards the costs of the Fusion Festival.”
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