Preparations under way for Saint George’s Day 2017

Preparations are underway for the Saint George’s Day celebrations which will be taking place in Gravesham and Dartford on April 21. The festivities have been organised by Cohesion Plus in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council supported by Gravesham Borough Council, Dartford Borough Council and Arts Council England in what will be some of the biggest celebrations taking place in England.

In the build up to the day 21 local schools and some 1200 young people will benefit from creative arts workshops as they prepare for the parades which will be the highlight of the celebrations in the boroughs.

The celebrations in Gravesham will take place between 10am and 11.30am and in Dartford between 12.45pm and 2.30pm. Entertainment will include music from Premier Brass Band, Bollywood Brass Band, performances by Stilt Walkers, Morris Dancers, Shakespeare as well as a Saint George in full armour.

The aim of the events is to celebrate the patron Saint of England and bring together the diverse communities in Gravesham and Dartford through the arts to celebrate this important day.

Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus commented “The Saint Georges Day celebrations in Gravesham and Dartford are now very well established. Each year we receive fantastic support not only from the community but also schools and our local authority partners. The events are a great example of how the arts can be used to bring communities together to celebrate our shared values and cohesion in North Kent”.