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Church Road Lantern Parade 2023

Lamplighter Arts CIC are delighted to let you know that Church Road Lantern Parade is on Saturday 25th March 2023 at 6:30pm on Church Road.


For families with young children or those who would be comfortable with more space co, we suggest meeting us at St Georges Park for the end of the parade.

Those taking part in the parade - you will have your wristbands from your workshop or lantern pack - please read your instruction sheet carefully and we will see you on the day! 

Lamplighter Arts CIC are working with three local schools to create this event alongside the wider community.

Lantern-making kits and a series of workshops are available from Little Treasures Toy Shop on Church Road (cash only) and we can’t wait to be making lanterns in our own community again.


The event will explore the stars and skies above our heads and is paired with Govandi Arts Festival, in Mumbai, India.


Kindly funded by British Council India and Bristol City Council. Barton Hill Workshops are kindly funded by Wellspring Settlement.

How to get here

The parade will start at Morse Road and finish at St Georges Park. 

There is an intercity train to Lawrence Hill Station and then a short walk to Church Road 

From the city centre, you can catch the 42/44/45 and 35 buses and get off just outside The Stillage pub for the beginning of the parade or outside ALDI for the end. 

Parking is incredibly limited and we recommend public transport

Community Workshops

Sun 12th March.

Bethesda Methodist Church 2pm & 3.30pm -£4 Cloud lanterns - suitable for children and adults aged 5 and above

Wed 15th March

Bethesda Methodist Church 9:45am & 11:30am - £4 Bird Lanterns - suitable for children and adults age 5 and above - Children will need a supportive adult

Thursdays 9th and 16th March (both) Beehaive Centre, Stretford Rd 1-3pm Star lanterns- a small workshop suitable for adults who may need extra support 1-3pm


Wednesdays 1-22nd March 2-5pm Bethesda Methodist Church - last entry 4pm Build a big Ursa Major puppet Lantern and mini Bear Lanterns - Free Workshop - Drop In- Last entry 4pm


Sat 18th March Wellspring Settlement - Barton Hill - open access last entry 2pm Star lanterns and Llama Puppets -

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