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One Borough Festival

One Borough FestivalSaturday 23 July

11am to 9.30pm

Parsloes Park

Free event - no tickets required. 

Part of the Summer of festivals' Weekender

Our free family music and arts festival is back and promises to be even bigger and better. Brought to you in partnership with Love Music Hate Racism celebrating their 20th anniversary and our local cultural partners.

Thrilling entertainment, dance, street theatre, family fun, and more - we have something for all the family as we pay homage to the Dagenham Town Show, which celebrates 70 years since it's first show! Reminisce the Dagenham Town Show with stories and talks with Talk of the Town Show with Matty May. 

One Borough Festival is one of the key events in our Summer of festivals' events programme, and back for a seventh year.

Attractions and activities:

  • Stage celebrating 20 years of Love Music Hate Racism
  • Town Show Takeover Arena with high adrenaline acts 
  • Jump About Arena with dance, live acts and djs 
  • The Playground with family shows and creative workshops 
  • Tearoom with live music 
  • Blair Peach Tent brought you by Love Music Hate Racism 
  • Stalls including crafters, local businesses and voluntary organisations  
  • Rides and inflatables 
  • The PartyBox Craft Marquee
  • Street food and licensed bar

An official photographer has been commissioned by the council to take photographs and/or film at the One Borough Festival. The photographs and films may be published, transmitted or broadcast in LBBD publications and/or publicity materials, and websites, and may be circulated to the press and other broadcast media and internet websites for publication, transmission or broadcast. Should you have any queries, please contact the Events' Team at summeroffestivals@lbbd.gov.uk.

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Programme Toggle accordion

Main Stage

12pm - Rebelclash - DJ set

1pm - Love Music Hate Racism Collective featuring Kianja, Ashaine White and Sanity

2pm - Alabaster dePlume

2.45pm - Daughters of Frank - DJ set

3.45pm - Basil Gabbidon (Steel Pulse)

4.45pm - Jords

5.45pm - Manga Saint Hilare, Scrufizzer & Kirby T

6.30pm - Daughters of Frank - DJ set

6.45pm - The Beat

7.45pm - Rebelclash - DJ set

8.30pm - Incognito

Town Show Take Over Arena

11.20am - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

11.30am - The IMPS - Motorcycle Display

12pm - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

12.20pm - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

12.30pm - Stallions of Substance - Horse Display

12.55pm - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

1.20pm - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

1.30pm - Flyin Ryan

2pm - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

2.20pm - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

2.30pm - The IMPS - Motorcycle Display

3pm - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

3.30pm - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

3.30pm - Stallions of Substance - Horse Display

3.55pm - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

4.20pm - Talk of the Town Show with Matty May

4.30pm - Flyin Ryan

Jump About Arena

11.30am - Dj set

12pm - Ellie Mason

12.15pm - Dj set

12.30pm - Audience participation

12.50pm - Dj set

1pm - Devotions Dance Academy

1.15pm - Dance workshop

1.30pm - Lit Youth

1.45pm - Kaylasings

2.15pm - Future Youth Zone

2.30pm - Born 2 Perform

2.45pm - Big Deal Juniors

3pm - Dj set

3.15pm - Dare 2 Dance

3.30pm - Dance workshop

3.50pm - Pullums Dance Academy

4.10pm - Audience participation

4.30pm - Samantha Jane

4.45pm - Big Deal Seniors

The Playground

Attractions and Activities - 11am to 5pm

  • Soft play
  • Under 5s Play Den
  • Inflatables
  • Funfair rides (11am to 9.30pm)

Workshops - 11am to 5pm

  • Colours of Barking and Dagenham - Studio 3 Arts
  • 70 Years of Us - NBAM
  • Mask making
  • The PartyBox Craft Workshop
    • Flower arranging
    • Balloon animals
    • Unicorn crafts
    • Colouring craziness


11.45am - The Frostie Show

12.45pm - Disco with Frostie and Friends

2.15pm - The Frostie Show

3.30pm - Disco with Frostie and Friends

Meet and Greet

The Gruffulo - 11am, 12.15pm, 1.45pm. 3pm and 4pm


Catch our fantastic Glitter Belles at 2pm, 4pm and 5.50pm 

The Blair Peach Tent

11am - Soho Radio

12pm - Defending Antiracist Education in the Wake of Child Q

3pm - Addressing the Refugee Crisis Today

5pm - 20 Years of Love Music Hate Racism 

6pm - Carnival music and sign up

The Tearoom

12pm - B&D Communities & Engagement NCIL and Volunteering Presentation

3pm - Networking zone

3.30pm - ARC Theatre - RAISED Voices

3.40pm - ARC Theatre - Don't Be Silent - Lindsay Rust 

3.45pm - ARC Theatre - Pride and Anxiety - Joyce Bofenda

3.50pm - Green Shoes Arts

4.05pm - Kaylasings 

4.35pm - Networking zone

*Programme subject to change

Entry conditions Toggle accordion

To ensure visitors have a safe and enjoyable day at the event following entry conditions apply:

  • Please adhere to the Infectious Diseases Guidance (please see below tab)
  • No alcohol brought on site (licensed bar is at the event)
  • No weapons or tools on site
  • No glass on site
  • No unsealed bottled
  • No gazebos and BBQs (folding chairs are permitted)
  • No fireworks, pyrotechnics and smoke devices
  • No uncontrolled or dangerous dogs on site
  • Keep dogs on a lead at all times
  • Do not leave pets in vehicles
  • No drones on site
  • No driving on site unless in the permitted hours with a security escort
  • In permitted hours the speed limit is 5mph with hazard lights on
  • Please keep children with you at all times
  • Searches may be undertaken
  • Photography and film will be taken please see signage

Official event photography and filming will take place and will be used for all marketing and communication purposes. Photo consent forms will be completed for close-up shots of children. Please contact the Information Point if you have any concerns.

Subject to change following government guidelines around Covid19. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our family friendly festival!

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There is public car parking on site with a £4 charge to park your vehicle in the event car park.

Blue Badge Holders

Free blue badge parking on site on grass.

Public Transport

The park has two transport connections serviced by the District line via Becontree station which is only a two minute walk from the venue and Dagenham Heathway station which is a 12 minute walk from the venue.


Parsloes Park is a relatively flat site on grass with hard standing paths. The event has a disabled viewing platform and a hearing loop is available on site.

The vast majority of the park is accessible to wheelchairs.


The site has toilets and baby change.

There is a fully accessible facility with changing area, shower and toilet with ramped access and a hoist.

For assistance during the event, please visit the Information Point.

First Aid on site is located near the Information Point.

Families attending are encouraged to visit the Information Point in order to gain a wristband in case children or vulnerable adults become separated from your group.

Local Accommodation

There is no accommodation on site, however, we have a number of local accommodation within a short distance.


Premier Inn

Infectious Diseases Guidance for Visitors Toggle accordion

  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Infectious Diseases including Covid19 or Monkeypox.
  • Do not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid19 including a new, continuous cough, high temperature, loss or change of taste/smell.
  • Do not attend if those in your household are displaying symptoms or isolating.
  • We encourage visitors to take a Covid19 test before attending. All personnel working on site have been asked to demonstrate a negative test.
  • Maintain social distancing where possible and respect others space.
  • Face coverings are available at the sanitising stations and Information Point. We strongly advise those with health conditions to wear them.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands regularly, sanitising stations are around the site.
  • Dispose of waste safely, including items such as used disposable face coverings.
  • If you start to feel unwell, please return home or seek medical attention if required.
  • We urge caution for the clinically extremely vulnerable attending the events on public health grounds. Please take extra care with social distancing and good hygiene protocols.
  • Toilets and areas of the event will be regularly cleaned.

Subject to change following government guidelines around Covid19.