DAGFEST 2019

SATURDAY 15 JUNE, FROM 12PM - 6PM

DAGFEST is a multi-art form festival that attracts over 2000 people each year. 2019 is our 5th year of the festival and this year our theme focused on: celebrations, birthdays and street parties, creating a wonderful fun day out for all.

We had installations and performances from outdoor theatre, dancers and lots of opportunities to try arts and crafts activities.

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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We hAD a whole host of acts and performers including:

Back by popular demand,  Lords of Strut bring their unique mix of comedic, acrobatic and dance numbers. Toc de Fusta with their huge wooden activities and interactive installation ‘FRIENDS OF CRUSO’ and ‘L’ ATELIER’, an ingeniously designed games. Swank Theatre with ‘AUSTERITY PARTY’, an up-cycled, fun filled party. Bongo Bolero with Dick Danger’s ‘DAD DANCER’, the world’s loudest juggling routine. ‘H.O.H.’ by Far from the Norm, combines hip hop, physical theatre and contemporary dance. A stage of amazing local groups, dancers, performers and musicians produced by Carter Productions, including LATIN LOVE, ATM BOLLY DANCE and LIIT YOUTH. Jelly Rollers with ‘THE DRAGON MACHINE’, an impressive example of automata on a massive scale. ‘THE BOBBIES’, look out for the stilt walkers from The Grand Theatre of Lemmings.

WORKSHOPS - all free of charge:

Balloon Workshops with The Ballon Academy, Samba Drumming Workshops with TalkingDrums, The Ultimate all Inclusive Carnival Experience with UKON Carnival, East End Women’s Museum, Pen to Print, Company Drinks with the Molecular Fizz Academy, and more.

and Stalls:

A Taste of Afrika, B and D Diabetes, Big Bite, BlaizeBrothers, Borough and Me, Community Concord, Craft it Pretty, Eden Tree Catering/Kingsley Hall, Elm Lane Day Nursery, Everyone Active, Glitzy Jewelz, John Samuel Estates, Kelly Hems, Mr Nice Catering, Peter’s Ices, Rainbow Dazzles Facepainting, Sparkling Cakes, Tenants and Residents, The Candy Floss & Popcorn, Mr Bizzles, and World Cinema Film Festival.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO JOINED US THIS YEAR AND SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO GOT INVOLVED TO MAKE IT HAPPEN. WITHOUT YOUR PRECIOUS CONTRIBUTION NONE OF IT WOULD HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE!

PHOTOGRAPHS BY: JIMMY LEE PHOTOGRAPHY