Dartford Festival of Light 2018
Last Updated: 10 Oct 2018 9:41am
Festival of Light
The Dartford Festival of Light takes place on Friday October 19th between 6pm and 7:30pm.
Organised by Dartford Borough Council in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council and leading arts organisation Cohesion Plus, the Festival is now in its 9th year. The celebrations showcase the excellent work being done by young people from across the Borough through the arts and promote the values of respect, excellence, friendship and equality.
A dozen local schools will be taking part in this free community event. The Festival promises to be as inspiring as ever this year and is split into four distinct parts. The evening begins with the arrival of the children at One Bell Corner in the High Street at 6pm, where entertainment will be provided by street performers, then at 6:30pm the colourful lantern parade will commence and head via Hythe Street and Suffolk Road into the Orchards Shopping Centre, left out on to the High Street and then turn right at Holy Trinity Church and head back towards Central Park for 7pm. There'll be more entertainment and speeches at the Central Park Band Stand from 7:05pm, followed by a short but spectacular fireworks display finale from 7:25pm to 7:30pm.