Festival of light for Dartford
Preparations are under way for the
fourth Dartford Festival of Light, which takes place next
The parade through the town
centre will involve 11 schools from the town and feature about 500
It starts at 7pm on Friday,
October 19, and will be followed by a concert from 8pm at the
bandstand in Central Park.
Music will include DJ Stan Lee
King and a Jessie J tribute act.
The festival has been organised
by arts organisation Cohesion Plus with support from the Kent
Equality Cohesion Council, Dartford council and KCC.
It aims to celebrate all things
British in a year that included the Diamond Jubilee, the Olympics
and the Paralympics.
Organiser Gurvinder Sandher,
director of Kent Equality Cohesion Council, said: "We’ve had a
great British year and I hope the community of Dartford will come
out and support this celebration, bringing along their union
"I am pleased the Dartford
Messenger is one our partners and is supporting our
The schools taking part include
Fleetdown Junior School, Sedleys, Saint Anselm’s, Westgate, Joydens
Wood, Temple Hill, Brent, Sutton at Hone, Dartford Grammar School
for Boys, West Hill, and Oakfield.
The evening will finish with a
rendition of the national anthem and a light show that takes place
on a specially-constructed sky dome.