Up and Coming Festivals for 2017 and 2018

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. Come and be part of the festival team and volunteer wth us!  


Thamesfest featuring Silk River

16th - 18th September 2017

The ThamesFest programme will have a new look for 2017 and we are excited to share the variety of performances, workshops and activities we have on offer very soon. The festival weekend leads us into a day of walking through the borough, celebrating the river with our silk scroll created as part of our partnership on Kinetika's Silk River project


Glow 2018

23rd - 25th February 2018, 5pm - 10pm

We need your help to make GLOW happen next year, please head over to our crowdfunder and pledge your support so we can bring it back to Barking and Dagenham!

Photo credits: Anita Adeshina, Mark Sepple.