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Dagfest 2019

DAGFEST is a multi-art form festival that attracts over 2000 people each year. The purpose of the festival is to provide a huge range of participatory, accessible and lively arts activities on people’s doorstep in Dagenham.

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Find out what is coming up

All the arts events and activities that take place as part of the Creative Barking and Dagenham programme are chosen by local residents (our Cultural Connectors) working with artistic advisers and strategic partners. We currently have four programme strands, with projects happening across Barking and Dagenham involving a wide range of art forms.  These include REACH, Get Creative, Festivals and the Partnership Programme. For all the events, from steering groups and panel meetings, Cultural Connectors get-togethers and deadlines for our opportunities take a look at the calendar below!


Support our festivals programme and more!

Get in touch to find out how you can support or sponsor the CBD programme and how we can help you connect with the borough.

Join the Cultural Connectors Network

Get in touch to find out more about the Cultural Connectors network and how you can be involved!