Colourful lights, a lantern parade, music and fireworks will come to the rural village of Wrotham which plays host to the 4th Wrotham Festival of Fusion and Light on Friday October 14.

Organised in partnership by Cohesion Plus, Kent Equality Cohesion Council, Saint Georges Primary School and the schools in the Pilgrims Way Partnership, the Festival takes place in 3 distinct parts.

During the first phase there will be a fusion performance by Phase 5 Steel Band outside St. Georges Church as the children prepare for the lantern parade.

The second phase begins with the lantern parade between 6.15pm and 7pm involving some 500 people as well as entertainment by the Bloco Fogo Samba Group, Four by Four Bhangra and Uzambezi African Arts.

The festival will climax with a fireworks and lights finale by Phoenix.

Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus commented “I am delighted that we are able to again put on this community celebration in Wrotham. I think it is amazing how many different cultures and art forms will be represented in the festival. It is so exciting to be able to come to a rural village like this and be able to work with Same Sky Arts to help transform it with light installations and bring culturally diverse artists to come and perform. I am very grateful to all of our local community partners and Arts Council England for their help and support with this project. Events such as these play an integral part in providing opportunities for young people to experience the arts in a diverse and illuminating way.”

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