Festivals 2018

After a successful 2017 we are excited to be bringing you two festivals in 2018. 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 7th JULY 2018

DAGFEST was back in Dagenham Village on the beautiful sunny Saturday in July 2018. With a day filled with circus, theatre, dance, workshops and arts and crafts activities alongside delicious food stalls! Thank you to everyone who made it wonderful

GLOW at eastbury 2018

Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd NOVEMBER 2018

Eastbury Manor House in partnership with Creative Barking and Dagenham present GLOW at Eastbury, a fire Garden and Lantern Festival. Get involved! Join us for a lantern workshop or volunteer on the day.

Want to sponser the event? Get in touch, call 020 8594 7136 or email hello@creativebarkinganddagenham.org.

Festivals 2017


Saturday 15th July 2017

Thank you so much for joining us for this years DAGFEST! We loved having you back in Dagenham Village, with a brand new stage full of music, dance and poetry to street theatre, a super strong lady and a flamingo samba parade finale!

Thamesfest featuring Silk River

16th and 18th September 2017

We had such an exciting programme during 2017, we had a variety of performances, workshops and activities throughout the weekend. The festival weekend lead 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

Photo credits: Anita Adeshina, Mark Sepple, Jimmy Lee photography