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Dartford Festival of Light

The Annual Dartford Festival of Light took place on Friday 20th October.  This is event is organised by Cohesion Plus in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council and brings the town’s communities together through the arts.  Sky Arts has delivered creative workshops in nine schools ahead of Friday night, with 450 youngsters having benefitted.

Some of our Year 4 children and teachers took part in the Festival.

From 6.30pm the school children took centre stage for a lantern parade through the town, led by the Mayor of Dartford Cllr Rosanna Currans, council leader Cllr Jeremy Kite and Cohesion Plus artistic director Gurvinder Sandher.


It started on One Bell Corner in the High Street, then weaved into Hythe Street, the Orchard Shopping Centre and Market Street, then to Central Park and finished by the band stand with presentations, performances and a fireworks and lights display.

Here are some photos from the evening.