Kent Equality Cohesion Council in partnership with Gravesham Borough Council and leading arts organisation Cohesion Plus with the support of the KCC Arts Development Unit have organised the Gravesham Fusion Festival which will take place at the Gravesend Promenade, Riverside Leisure Area on June 28 between 12pm and 4pm. The aim of the free festival is to showcase new and emerging culturally diverse artists and to celebrate music and dance from around the world.
The stage programme features a range of culturally diverse talent ranging from the Phase 5 Steel Band, local singers Gemma Moore and Ryan Bennett to the Cullen Academy of Irish Dance to Piwnica pod Aniolami a popular Polish cabaret act. The event will also see the first performance of the Cohesion Plus produced “Afro-Bhangra” Fusion performance featuring Four by Four Bhangra and Uzambezi Arts.
In addition to the Fusion Festival the Promenade will also play host to the Gravesend Town Regatta, a fun fair and heats for England’s Most Powerful Man at the same time.
Gurvinder Sandher the CEO of the Kent Equality Cohesion Council commented “We hope that the local community will come along and support the Fusion Festival. This Festival captures all that we are about, namely using the arts to bring diverse communities together and to showcase new and emerging talent. With all the other activities taking place at the Prom at the same time this promises to be a great day out for the communities of Gravesham.”