*DAGFEST* *Dagenham’s free, fun outdoor festival of circus, music, dance and theatre is back on Saturday 15th July!*
A festival for all the family!
Come and see a brand new circus and acrobatic show >> alongside a seriously strong lady! >>Watch a Hoola hooping extraordinaire>> a talented violinist who just wants to share his skills >> as well as an inventor and scientist bringing his hilarious contraption to life >>Get taken on a journey of Lulus world and closing delights.
There will be some some cheeky Roo’s and paparazzi out and about, and will you spot Sid and Nancy roaming the festival site?
Get Making! With the Community Commissions, from festival headdresses, print your own T shirt with a DAGFEST design (BRING YOUR OWN TSHIRT AND PRINT FOR FREE!), create your very own drum and sticks, select some bad news to be florised and transformed into something good, celebrate you and your mind with My Mind is Magical, and see how a date turns out as two people share their love of the Diablo.
There is an action packed programme at the Studio 3 Arts stage with local dancers, performers and music as well as spoken word, 3style Friday and a dance class. Find something on all day long on the Green Zone!
*There will be a special Tea Tent for older people, with shade and a free tea and cake for the first 100 Over 60s*
*Come and join the Flamingo and Drumming procession from 5:15pm, starting in the Red Zone before the final performance on the S3A stage*
**With hot food and drinks stalls, ice cream and cakes there is plenty to keep you going through the day. Plus don’t miss out on the brilliant Craft and information stalls and face painting!***
*Many of the activities including face painting and food stalls will be cash only on the day*
Curated by a steering group of local residents and cultural connectors and produced by Creative Barking and Dagenham, DAGFEST is East London’s foremost citizen-led arts festival.
*Where to find us?*
There will be road closures on the day of the festival which means there will be no through route along Siviter Way. We strongly encourage using public transport where possible.
Parking: Can be found in Old Dagenham Park – this will be on the park itself and can be accessed from Ballards Road. There will be signage on the day. Parking costs £2.
Public Transport: The District line will be open on the day. The nearest tubes are Dagenham East and Dagenham Heathway, both on the district line.
Nearest Bus stops are: 103 (Ballards Road), 364 (Ballards Road). The 145 will be on diversion during the festival due to the road closure and will not stop on St Giles Avenue so it is advised to get off the bus a few stops earlier if selecting this route.
There is still time to be part of the festival team! Get in touch by emailing [email protected] or call 020 8594