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Dartford High Street set to be brought to standstill by colourful parade

PUBLISHED: 09:34 09 July 2015

Dartford's Central Park

Dartford's Central Park

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Town to host its first ever High Street Carnival of Summer

The first ever Dartford High Street Carnival of Summer takes place tomorrow (Friday).

Featuring four local schools and some 250 children, the carnival celebrates Dartford’s heritage its High Street as well as giving youngsters the chance to learn new skills including costume and prop making.

The day has been organised by Cohesion Plus, Kent Equality Cohesion Council, Dartford Borough Council and Arts Council England. Workshops to help the children prepare for the day have been held by firm The Great British Carnival.

The carnival starts from Central Park at around 1.35pm and before that the Four by Four Bhangra Group will be performing in the High Street between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

Councillor Jeremy Kite, Leader of Dartford Borough Council, said, “The carnival is the latest event to lift and promote the High Street and involve our young people in a really fun day of activities and art.”

Gurvinder Sandher, the artistic director of Cohesion Plus, said: “We are really excited about our first ever carnival event in Dartford.

“We are looking forward to bringing the High Street to a standstill with a parade full of colour, sound and vibrancy. I am really pleased that Dartford Borough Council and local traders have got behind Carnival as it not only celebrates Dartford and its heritage but also highlights the importance of the High Street to the Borough.”

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