Arts organisations set to discuss festival plans in Barking and Dagenham

PUBLISHED: 10:00 01 March 2017

Steve Veryard, Jade Hunt and Deanne Robertson at last year's Dagfest

Steve Veryard, Jade Hunt and Deanne Robertson at last year's Dagfest


Two of the borough’s leading arts organisations are hosting a community meeting to discuss their upcoming festivals.

Dagenham Parish Church on Church Lane hosted Dagfest. Dagenham Parish Church on Church Lane hosted Dagfest.

Studio 3 Arts and Creative Barking and Dagenham will be meeting with residents to discuss their new festival programme for 2017, including plans for the return Barking’s Broadway Theatre tomorrow (Thurs) evening.

They will also be discussing plans to celebrate Studio 3 Arts’ 30th birthday with a series of projects and a special gala evening later in the year.

Helen Ball, head of engagement at Creative Barking and Dagenham, said: “We’d love everyone to be involved in this landmark year of arts and community engagement in our home borough.

“Our belief is that this area deserves the best creative opportunities and the way we work means that anyone can get involved at any time, and will always be welcomed.”

The night will consist of a drinks reception, an exclusive premiere screening of a documentary showing the progress of the arts group’s acclaimed production of Merchant of Venice, as well as talks on the night about the plans for this year’s celebrations.

Last year, hundreds of people enjoyed a variety of art, film, dance and music events throughout the borough.

The event will start at 7pm. Visit or call 0208 594 7136 for more information.

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