Day: May 20, 2016

Dartford Creative Summer of Arts

Dartford high street is to be transformed this summer! Artists have been commissioned to create art that will be installed in various buildings and public spaces from June through to August, the high street will feature a range of artwork and activities such as, workshops and exhibitions and much more. Artists, all of whom live or work in Dartford, have worked with local communities to create art work for public display. These artist commissions form part of Dartford Creative which is an arts programme funded by Dartford Borough Council and Arts Council England, exploring ways in which artists and...

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Welcoming The Hoosiers and Aladdinsane to this year’s Dartford Festival – Dartford Borough Council

Welcoming The Hoosiers and Aladdinsane to this year’s Dartford Festival The Hoosiers and Aladdinsane are the next two great acts to be announced for this year’s FREE Dartford Festival. UK indie pop band The Hoosiers shot to fame in 2007 when their first single “Worried about Ray” reached number five in the UK Singles Chart. Along with this, their debut album “The Trick To Life” led to the release of several more hit singles including “Goodbye Mr. A” and “Cops and Robbers”. The band has continued to make music, releasing a further three studio albums – “The Illusion of...

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Dartford Festival’s first ever Battle of the Bands

CALLING ALL BANDS Some fifty odd ago, two Dartford lads named Mick and Keith got together and formed a little known band called The Rolling Stones. In 2016, YOUR band could be next in line to making your first steps to rock history. For the first time, Dartford Borough Council alongside The Royal Victoria & Bull Hotel are offering the opportunity for the musical talent of Dartford to battle it out for a slot on the Main Stage at this year’s festival. Four bands will be chosen from the heats, to be held at The Royal Victoria & Bull,...

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Calling innovative Dartford businesses

The search is on for 10 innovative Dartford businesses looking to grow, with two companies set to benefit from a support package worth up to £25,000. Managed by Oxford Innovation, the Pioneer 10 programme is aimed at entrepreneurs and business owners. As Pioneer 10 is 100 per cent funded, the free growth-coaching programme includes workshops, online tools and one-to-one support. Matthew McLarty, innovation director at Oxford Innovation, said: “We are looking for businesses that are innovating within their industry – they don’t have to be technology-based. It can be anyone who seriously wants to grow their business either in...

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Dartford mum urges other families to have an escape plan

A Dartford mum is urging other families across the county to have an escape plan and to practice it regularly, after a fire in her home earlier this year. The fire started in the early hours of 1 March 2016 when the immersion heater in the airing cupboard developed a fault and caught fire. The family all managed to escape safely. Cheryl Woodgate, who lived at Brewers Field until the terrifying fire, recently took her children to meet the Dartford firefighters who attended their house fire, in the hope it would help her two children (aged 3 and 6),...

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