Preparations are underway for the Saint George’s Day celebrations which will be taking place in Gravesham and Dartford on April 23. The festivities have been organised by Cohesion Plus in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council supported by Dartford Borough Council, Gravesham Borough Council and Arts Council England in what will be some of the biggest celebrations taking place in England on the day itself.
In the build up to the day 29 local schools and some 1600 young people will benefit from creative arts workshops as they prepare for the parades which will be the highlight of the celebrations in Gravesham and Dartford.
The celebrations in Gravesham will take place between 10am and 11.30am and in Dartford between 12.30pm and 2.30pm in and around the respective Town Centre’s.
Entertainment will include the Premier Brass Band, Bollywood Brass Band, West Hill Morris Dance Troupe, Four by Four Dhol Drummers, a Town Crier, a Saint George in full armor and Medieval Court Jesters.
The aim of the events is to celebrate the patron Saint of England and bring together the diverse communities in Gravesham and Dartford to celebrate this important day.
Gurvinder Sandher the CEO of Kent Equality Cohesion Council commented ““I am very passionate about Saint George’s Day as I believe it is an excellent way for communities to come together and share our common values and celebrate what it means to be English today. I very much appreciate the on-going support of Dartford Borough Council and Gravesham Borough Council who are key strategic partners and their commitment to working with us to promote positive community relations.”