Kent Equality Cohesion Council in partnership with Cohesion Plus and Crawley Borough Council delivered the first ever Crawley Fusion Street Festival which took place on Saturday 7th August across Memorial Gardens and Queens Square. The event aimed to generate footfall in public and retail spaces post lockdown and was a resounding success as hundreds of shoppers turned out to watch the festivities.

The programme boasted a range of culturally diverse artists such as Phase 5 Steel Band, Celebrations Samba, Electric Cabaret Street Mimes and the Dancing Maharajas. Despite the on and off again rain, onlookers interacted with the artists, dancing and taking selfies.

Gurvinder Sandher, CEO of KECC commented, “The heart of our work is to bring communities together and celebrate what binds us together. The festival was a resounding success in that respect and we felt it absolutely necessary to bring people together in a safe and responsible way to mark our shared collective experience over the past 18 months and enjoy public spaces once again. I am incredibly grateful to Crawley Borough Council for their partnership on this event and look forward to putting on similar events in the near future, where we can all come together and champion unity.”