Preparations are under way for the Saint George’s Day celebrations which will be taking place in Gravesham and Dartford on April 23. The festivities have been organised by Cohesion Plus in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council supported by Dartford Borough Council, Gravesham Borough Council and Arts Council England in what will be some of the biggest celebrations taking place in England on the day itself.
In the build up to the day 29 local schools and some 1600 young people will benefit from creative arts workshops as they prepare for the parades which will be the highlight of the celebrations in Gravesham and Dartford.
The celebrations in Gravesham will take place between 10am and 11.30am and in Dartford between 12.30pm and 2.30pm in and around the respective Town Centre’s.
Entertainment will include the Premier Brass Band, Bollywood Brass Band, West Hill Morris Dance Troupe, Four by Four Dhol Drummers, a Town Crier, a Saint George in full armor and Medieval Court Jesters.
The aim of the events is to celebrate the patron Saint of England and bring together the diverse communities in Gravesham and Dartford to celebrate this important day.
Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus commented “I believe very passionately that the arts can be used to bring diverse communities together and our Saint George’s Day celebrations are an excellent example of this. We are very grateful for the support provided by Gravesham Borough Council, Dartford Borough Council and Arts Council England. We have an exciting artistic vision for this event and look forward to sharing this with the residents of Gravesham and Dartford on April 23rd.”