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One Borough One Love

One Borough One Love19 and 20 September 2020

11am to 9pm


Watch the festival highlights

The online festival was a great success engaging with over 25,000 people and featured all of your favourite entertainment from the Summer of festivals plus workshops and family fun - all from the comfort of your home and headlined by Britain's greatest female rock and soul voice, Lulu. The online festival also features children's television presenter Andy Day and British Folk singer Beans On Toast, as well as:

  • live local performances
  • arts and crafts
  • poetry, family magic and puppet show
  • live dedications to our local superheroes
  • share your love for the festival by decorating your home with the love heart craft kit

One Borough One Love Online Festival Line Up  (PDF, 781KB)

There were amazing prizes won by festival viewers, kindly sponsored by The PartyBox and Doorsteps Together. Prizes included:

  • £100 celebration package with The PartyBox
  • £50 beauty voucher with The BeautyBox
  • Luxury flower bouquet with The FlowerBox 
  • Elf visit to your door with Doorsteps Together
  • Theatre performance at your door with Doorsteps Together
  • Mini Murder Mystery party in your garden with Doorsteps Together 

Following on from the success of our dream circle craft packs, we have sent out free love hearts craft packs to our most vulnerable families and people in the borough - please share your love heart crafts on our Summer of Festivals Facebook page

One Borough One Love craft pack (PDF, 2.5MB)


Local superheroes, who have gone above and beyond through lockdown, deservedly received a really big thank you for all that they have done in the borough.

Nominations for our One Borough One Love dedications are now closed. We featured the dedications at the One Borough One Love online festival and nine lucky nominees received a live dedication and surprise performance from their street, with their very own mini festival which will be shown at the online festival. 

Sponsored by:

T.E.B. Builders

Programme - Saturday 19 September Toggle accordion

11am – 4.10pm hosted by Matty May

11.00am - Welcome to the festival and thank you flag raising with Leader of the Council, Councillor Darren Rodwell and the Mayor, Councillor Peter Chand 

11.10am - Dedication to the community with songs from Carlie Townsend

11.30am - Storytelling with Shane Ibbs

12.00pm - Live painting with Sarina Mantle

12.10pm - Dance by Katie Guyton Stage School

12.15pm - Mini Beasts Nature Walk with Company Drinks

12.35pm - One Borough Hour with SoulTown Divaz

1.20pm - One Borough One Love Dedication to Jeorgina Soares and Fatuma Ssesimba from Triangoals with songs from Tom Fowler

1.35pm - Our community CAN - how do we continue the Covid community spirit? Join the conversation 

1.55pm - Love Hearts Craft Workshop with NBAM

2.15pm - One Borough One Love Dedication to Ash Siddique and Omair Ali Shah from Al Madina Mosque with songs from Carlie Townsend

2.40pm - Love Letters to the World hosted by the Boathouse Creative Studio

3.00pm - Live interview with Creative Barking and Dagenham's commissioned artists from the Dagenham Bridge project

3.10pm - Master class with Black Lotus Bellydance

3.30pm - Dance by Afro Fusion Dance Crew

3.35pm - Dance by EC Lighthouse Dance Studio

3.40pm - Youth Parade Hour - DJ Junia Official

4.10pm – 9pm hosted by Sir Ashley J

4.15pm - Highlights of 2020 at Studio 3 Arts

4.30pm - Meet the artist, interview with photographer Jimmy Lee

4.45pm - One Borough One Love Dedication to Kathleen Baker with songs from Tom Fowler

5.05pm - Music from Dagenham Eagles

5.10pm - Meet the artist Laura Iosifescu, Laura I. Art Gallery

5.20pm - Barking Folk Hour, performance from Talisman

5.50pm - Future Youth Zone

6.10pm - Steam and Cider Hour with The Honkabillies

6.55pm - One Borough One Love Dedication to Kerry Stevens with songs from Carlie Townsend

7.10pm - Live painting big reveal with Sarina Mantle

7.15pm - Roundhouse Hour with Gary Goodmaze tribute to Freddie Mercury

8pm - Speech from the Leader of the Council, Councillor Darren Rodwell

8.15pm - One Borough Hour with Lulu

Programme subject to change

Programme - Sunday 20 September Toggle accordion

11am – 4pm hosted by Dauda Ladejobi

11.05am - The Magic Frostie Show

11.30am - Poetry Hour with Spoken Not Stirred and Pen to Print hosted by Dauda Ladejobi

12.30pm - One Borough One Love Dedication to the team at Mecca Bingo with songs from Carlie Townsend

12.50pm - One Borough Hour with Now That’s What We Call 80s

1.30pm - Live drawing with Emmanuel Oreyeni

1.40pm - Dino Raps Show with Andy Day from Children's TV

2.10pm - One Borough One Love Dedication to the team at Independent Living Agency with songs from Tom Fowler

2.30pm - Mr Alexander's Travelling Show

3.00pm - For the Love of Cars with Havering Classic Car Club

3.15pm - Future Youth Zone  

3.30pm - Youth Parade Hour with The King's Decree

4pm – 9pm hosted by Liza Vallance and Tom Fowler

4.00pm - One Borough One Love Dedication to Himanshu Jain from the Barking and Dagenham Faith Forum with songs from Carlie Townsend

4.20pm - Roundhouse Hour with The Maxibrites

4.55pm - Steam and Cider Hour with Carrie-Anne Rendell as Dolly Parton

5.40pm - Raised Voices: 2020 Vision, Arc Theatre

5.45pm - One Borough One Love Dedication to Mark Jones

5.50pm - One Borough One Love Dedication Interview with Aidan Elmore and the Leader of the Council, Councillor Darren Rodwell

6.05pm - One Borough Hour - 60s Party with former Capital Gold DJ Dean Martin

6.50pm - Speeches from the Mayor, Councillor Peter Chand and the Leader of the Council, Councillor Darren Rodwell

7.10pm - (Not) In Your Back Garden with Green Shoes Arts

7.30pm - Barking Folk Hour with Beans on Toast

8.15pm - One Borough Hour with Show Me Love featuring vocals from Tony Roberts

Programme subject to change