Come and enjoy #GLOW2019 as we explore the theme of ILLUSION with a night of magical lanterns, projections & installations on Friday 8th November and Saturday 9th November at Eastbury Manor House from 5pm - 10pm!

GLOW is being produced by Cultural Connectors with the Creative Barking and Dagenham (CBD) team in partnership with the Eastbury Manor House and London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. GLOW 2019 is our third winter lights festival at Eastbury Manor House and over the past two GLOW festivals we have welcomed over 3,500 visitors! Our aim for the festival is to bring light to the darkest months and bring opportunities for our local communities to come together.

Plus, join us to make your own lantern at our workshops in October! Click here for more information.

We are looking for volunteers to help us with a variety of opportunities for GLOW Winter Lights Festival. We are looking for a fantastic team of volunteers to help support the festival in the lead up with all our lantern making workshops, to help with the installation of the event and be our hugely valuable event hosts on the night!


You could become a supporter of our festivals.

Get in touch with Sophie to find out more.

As with all of our programme the Cultural Connectors, local Barking and Dagenham people, will be making decisions about the festivals and activities as well as volunteering at the events and some may even be proposing ideas themselves!

Our steering groups are always open for new people to join and get involved so please do get in touch if you would like to find out how.

Steering group dates:

GLOW Steering Group - Thursday 17th October, 6pm at Eastbury Manor House

Dagfest Summer Arts Festival 2020 - Tuesday, 10th December, 10am at 65 Vicarage Road RM10 9SD




Saturday 15th July 2019

GLOW at eastbury 2018

Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd NOVEMBER 2018

Eastbury Manor House in partnership with Creative Barking and Dagenham Fire Garden and Lantern Festival.


Saturday 7th JULY 2018

Thamesfest & Silk River

16th and 18th September 2017

As part of a partnership with Kinetika's Silk River project


Saturday 15th July 2017

Photo credits: Anita Adeshina, Mark Sepple, Jimmy Lee photography