Up and Coming Festivals for 2017

After the success of a second year of DAGFEST, a new lights festival for the borough and the development of a new partnership we are excited to be bringing you three festivals in 2017. As with all of our festivals and events the Cultural Connectors, local Barking and Dagenham people, will be making decisions about the festival programme and activities as well as volunteering at the events and some may even be proposing ideas themselves! Our steering groups are always open for new people to join and get involved so please do get in touch if you would like to find out how.

If you are interested in becoming a supporter, (by volunteering your time, through in-kind or financial support), of any of our ever growing festivals please contact Lindsey for more information.

Look out for paid and voluntary roles working on future festivals.


Saturday 15th July 2017, 12pm - 7pm

Now in it's third year, programming has begun for the family fun filled festival, DAGFEST in Dagenham Village. We can't wait to share what is coming up! Look out for volunteering opportuntiies including decoration making workshops.


Thamesfest featuring Silk River

16th - 18th September 2017

As part of our partnership with Kinetika's Silk River project we will be programming a River Festival in September to coincide with the Silk River walk along the Thames. Tranforming Thamesfest into a whole new event!


24th - 26th November 2017, 5pm - 10pm

GLOW transformed Easbury Manor House last year, and in 2017 the lights festival comes to Valence House.

Photo credits: Anita Adeshina, Mark Sepple.