Gravesend festival lights up the sky

PUBLISHED: 12:22 10 September 2012


More than 1000 people descended on Gravesend’s Riverside leisure area for the Festival of Light on Friday evening.

Four by Four Youth Club lead the lantern paradeFour by Four Youth Club lead the lantern parade

Children from local schools began the celebrations with a lantern parade leading down to the Thames, followed by music and entertainment by Four by Four Bhangra Youth Club and Samba band Bloco Fogo.

The evening climaxed with a light show by arts company Samesky.

Organiser Gurvinder Sandher of Kent Equality Cohesion Council said: We hope that the celebrations today helped to inspire all the young people who took part. This whole summer has been about inspiring a generation and we hope that we played a small part in this through our event today.”

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