Cohesion Plus is pleased to announce that over 1500 young people from 32 schools in Gravesham and Dartford will be taking part in community celebrations through Gravesend and Dartford town centres on April 23 to celebrate Saint Georges Day. The celebrations which are part funded by Arts Council England have been organised in partnership with the Kent Equality Cohesion Council, Gravesham Borough Council and Dartford Borough Council.

Work will shortly commence in schools which will be led by renowned arts company Samesky to prepare special visual arts and craft displays which will be used during the parade which will be led by the Premier Brass Band, Big Fish Marching Band and the Cultural Beats Project and which will also involve other local music and dance projects. The focal point of the two parades will be a model of Saint George which has been made by local children.

Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus commented “We are really pleased with the positive response that we have already had for this project. This is a great example of how the arts can be used to not only bring diverse communities together but also allow communities young and old to enjoy shared experiences based around creative arts, music and dance.”

The aim of the events is to use the arts to celebrate the patron Saint of England and to showcase new exciting art to the communities of Gravesham and Dartford. The celebrations in Gravesham will take place between 10am and 11.30am and in Dartford between 1pm and 2.30pm.