DAGfest celebrated Barking and Dagenham’s artistic talent in style
PUBLISHED: 19:00 12 July 2018
DAGfest, the annual festival celebrating Barking and Dagenham’s creativity, is over for another year.
Hundreds turned up for the festival in Dagenham Village. Picture: Nick Maule
Paparazzi Tom and Colin Jones. Picture: J-LEE
There was an eclectic mix of entertainment on the day. Picture: J-LEE
Paparazzi went round snapping pictures of unsuspecting festival goers. Picture: J-LEE
The Royal Opera House did an interactive performance of Swan Lake. Picture: J-LEE
James Wilton dance Company performing some daring stunts. Picture: J-LEE
The James Wilton Dance Company. Picture: J-LEE
Carnival dancers. Picture: J-LEE
People skipped the World Cup quarter finals to go to the festival. Picture: J-LEE
People enjoying the entertainment at the festival. Picture: J-LEE
There were carnival dancers, as well as dance troupes and companies. Picture: Nick Maule
Osadia gave out special hair makeovers. Picture: Nick Maule
Festivalgoers enjoying the sunshine. Picture: Nick Maule
The Royal Opera House performing Swan Lake. Picture: J-LEE
Despite a clash with the World Cup quarter-finals, hundreds turned out to see the eclectic mix of entertainment in Dagenham Village.
The festival, in its fourth year, included music performances, acrobatics and a rendition of Swan Lake from The Royal Opera House. The Tangled Feet theatre company performed That Parking Show and there were dances from James Wilton Dance.
Lindsey Pugh from Creative Barking and Dagenham, the project which helps run the festival, said: “It was fantastic to see local residents enjoying a range of activities, celebrating the local creative talent and enjoying international outdoor arts and street performance.
“We would like to thank our volunteers and audiences for making DAGFEST 2018 such a great day.”
Creative Barking and Dagenham is a six-year project which began in 2014, which aims to enable the borough’s residents to create and commission artistic projects.