Gravesham Fusion Festival set to return on June 16

One of Gravesham’s liveliest and vibrant events is set to return this year on Saturday June 16th with an even bigger offering of music, dance and for the first time, food! The Fusion Festival will now take place not only in the Town Centre but also on Community Square where an Italian themed market organised by Il Padrino Restaurant will offer fresh pizza, traditional Italian street food and ice cream!

Pop up performances by acts such as Anaconda Belly Dance, Cohesion Plus’s Folkin Fusion Drumming and Dance Collective and Hilary the Triceratops to name a few, will take place across the Town Centre and Community Square from 10.30 am and will run through to 2.30pm.

The festival is organised by Cohesion Plus working in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council supported by Gravesham Borough Council and Arts Council England.

As part of the festivities, the Market will be play host yet again to the Great Get Together with the opportunity for diverse communities of the borough to get together and celebrates what unites us.

Performances include Chinese Dancing Lions, Reel Eire Irish Dancers, Festive Road’s Hilary Triceratops, Folkin Fusion Drumming and Dance Collective, No Limit Street Band, Anaconda Belly Dance, Electric Cabaret Street Artists, Stilt Walkers and renowned Ed Sheeran Tribute Act Jack Shepherd. Free visual arts workshops also took place for young people in the Town Centre which will be led by LV21.

Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus commented “I am so excited for Gravesham residents to see what we have in store for them this year. The Fusion Festival has grown from strength to strength over the last few years and this year it will truly be the biggest one yet with the event spanning the Market, Town Centre and Community Square. I am really pleased with the artistic line up we have and it will be an exciting day to be in Gravesend Town Centre with performances popping up where you would least expect.”