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St George’s Day celebrations in Gravesham and Dartford set to bring communities together

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 April 2018

Parades from last year's event. Picture: Gravesham Council

Parades from last year's event. Picture: Gravesham Council

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Big celebrations for Saint George’s Day will be taking place in Gravesham and Dartford on Monday April 23, bringing together diverse communities from the two boroughs to celebrate the patron saint of England.

The festivities have been organised by Cohesion Plus and supported by both councils and Arts Council England.

Gurvinder Sandher, artistic director of cohesion plus, said: “I am always humbled by how well received the events are as it’s such an excellent example of communities coming together to celebrate our shared values.

“I genuinely believe that other parts of the country can learn about how we use Saint George’s Day and the arts as a means of bringing diverse communities together.”

In the build up to the day, 21 local schools and some 1,100 young people will benefit from creative arts workshops as they prepare for the parades.

The celebrations in Gravesham will take place between 9.45am and 11.30am and in Dartford between 12.45pm and 2.30pm.

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