The rural setting of Wrotham will host the 6th Wrotham Festival of Light on Friday 5th October. The festival, produced by Cohesion Plus working in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council and Saint Georges Primary School takes place in 3 distinct parts.
Between 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm there will be a series of colourful and energetic performances outside St George’s Church which will feature Bloco Fogo playing their signature Samba beats. As well as Folkin Fusion Drumming Collective who will be showcasing their unique fusion sounds of traditional Indian Dhol and melodic African Djembe. The festival will host the Stilt Batteristas for the first time; the off the wall performers will play classic pop songs while walking around on stilts! Last but not least festival goers will have the opportunity to meet Hilary the dinosaur who will be lit up and roaming the streets of Wrotham.
The entertainment will be followed by the famous Light Parade which will take place between 6.30 pm and 7 pm which in addition to the artists will also feature 4 local schools and some 500 people who have been working with Same Sky Arts to create colourful lanterns.
The festivities will climax with a spectacular fireworks finale at the Cricket Ground which has been produced by Phoenix.
Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus commented “We are really pleased with the ongoing support that we receive for the Wrotham Festival of Light. I can’t believe that we are now in our 6th year and I hope the local community in Wrotham and surrounding areas will come and support this positive community festival, which at its heart celebrates our shared British values and showcases how the arts brings communities together.”