Saturday 15th July 2017 was a day packed full of FREE Family Festival Fun!
DAGFEST is Dagenham's outdoor festival of circus, music, street theatre and dance. And for 2017 there were circus performers, interactive theatre pieces, local community commissions and lots of homegrown talent on our new Dance Stage. DAGFEST was curated by our steering groups of local residents and was produced by Creative Barking and Dagenham. We would like to thank ALL of those who played a part in making the 2017 festival a success!
Lets look back at some of this years highlights...
Our Community Commissions offered LOCAL PEOPLE the chance to EXPLORE NEW SKILLS AND CREATIVITY!
Our Get Creative workshops helped us to build momentum for the festival, from drumming away to creating and decorating flamingos in preparation for the fabulous finale procession. We had beautiful Caribbean food, burgers, hot dogs and plenty of cakes and ice cream to keep us going throughout the day. There was a range of craft stalls and local businesses and organisations who joined us.
CHECK OUT OUR DAGFEST facebook event page, and share your pictures with us from the day by using #DAGFEST2017!
See some more highlights below...
KEEP YOUR EYES PEELED FOR INFORMATION AND UPDATES FOR DAGFEST 2018! WE CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT THIS YEAR BRINGS!
Photo credits: Anita Adeshina, Mark Sepple, Jimmy Lee photography, Wumi Oyewole