Cohesion Plus are delighted to be working in partnership with Maidstone Borough Council and One Maidstone to deliver the ‘Light Up Maidstone Festival’ on Friday 3rd February 2023 between 5.30pm and 7pm. The festival will see Maidstone Town Centre lit up during the evening with light displays and interactive installations as well as live, culturally diverse entertainment.

9 local schools and some 600 children will be will be taking part in free artistic workshops delivered by Same Sky Arts in the lead up to the festival, creating their own unique lanterns which they will then have the opportunity to showcase during the parade. The parade will process through the town centre to Jubilee Square where there will be a fantastic climax of entertainment and dazzling light presentations. Parents, guardians and local residents will be welcome to join in the parade as the festival will be free to attend.

Gurvinder Sandher MBE DL, Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus commented, “We are so pleased to be delivering this festival in the County Town of Kent. February is a dark month with little to look forward to so it’s our intention to bring some light, fun and entertainment to the town centre! Everyone is welcome to attend, regardless of age and background. We want this to be a truly inclusive event as every deserves to experience something special and magical, especially during the winter months. We hope to see as many people attending as possible. We are proud to be working with Maidstone Borough Council and One Maidstone on this event and look forward to putting on something spectacular for you all.”