Celebrate Ashford: World in a Tent

March 24, 2017
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July 8, 2017 all-day
Ashford, Kent

Equator Festival is launching a new free multicultural festival in Ashford this summer for the people of Ashford and Kent on Sat July 8th from 12-10pm.

There will be high-quality performances and workshops from some of our Equator world artists, young people and community groups.
We look forward to bringing many cultures together in our Tent with the the support of  Ashford Borough Council and Big Lottery Funds.

There will also be an International Food section  with food from around the world and specialist chefs showing you how to cook this wonderful food!
12:00 Indian drumming – starts in the High Street and walks down as a procession to the Festival tent in North Park.  All other events in the Festival tent.
12.30pm – Indian drumming performance
13:00 Belly -dancing performance and workshop
14:00 U’zambezi-  African music/dance performance and African drumming + Gumboot dancing workshop
15:00 Nepalese dance and music performance
16:00 Tai-chi demonstration (TaiChi for You group Ashford) and Kung fu demonstration ( Barry Phelan from Wugong Academy)
17:00 Ashford BME group performance
17:30 Los Torros’ – Norton Knatchbull school guitar group
18:30 Sinman Chinese dance /music performance
19:30 Indian dance performance with Ash Mukherjee + workshop + Indian dance group from Ashford
20:30 East Kent Chorus performance + singing workshop
21:00 Los Musicos – Latin music band + salsa dancing
22:30 Show ends

Stalls in the Tent – International Chefs Food stalls (6-7 different tables)
Equator bar
Nepalese food stall
Nepalese craft stall
Ashford BME table
Storytelling Pop-up stall
Iranian Persian glass-painting stall
Equator Raffle table + Cds
Henna painting table
Syrian food/ stall
Bauhaus Cafe Art Stall

Sound, stage and lighting tech team – Ashford Youth Theatre

Car-parking is free for festival attendees in the Flour Mills car-park on East Hill
Programme may be subject to change.