16th November 2016
Church Road Lantern Parade
The Lamplighters have received funding towards Church Road Lantern Parade from both The Big lottery Fund and St George Neighbourhood Partnership to celebrate the wonderful and diverse communities of St George and Redfield in Bristol.
The theme of the parade is ‘The World In Lights” and the community is coming together to share bedtime stories from many different cultural heritages within our community. The first event was in 2014 and has been steadily growing each year and last year saw 700 people in attendance.
The Lamplighters are an association of experienced celebratory artists living in the St George and Redfield area who felt there was an opportunity for the community to celebrate its wonderful diversity in lights at the darkest time of year.
The Lamplighters are working with local schools Redfield Educate Together, Summerhill Academy, St Patricks Primary School & St George Pre- School and many local community groups.
The Lamplighters will run workshops for elders, children and the general public in many locations to create the lanterns in the run up to Church Road Lantern Parade.
Open community workshops will be held on Saturday 19th November 2.30-5.30pm & Sunday 20th November 10am -4pm between at St George Community Centre and on Saturday 26th November 2.30-5.30pm at Bethesda Church, both are on Church Road Bristol12.30-3.30pm.
Church Road Lantern Parade is at 4.45 on Friday 2nd December 2016.
Best viewing points will be on Church Road between Northcote Road and Avonvale Road.
The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery for good causes and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.
Since June 2004 we have awarded over £8 billion to projects that make a difference to people and communities in need, from early years intervention to commemorative travel funding for World War Two veterans.
Since the National Lottery began in 1994, £33 billion has been raised and more than 450,000 grants awarded.
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Notes to Editors:
The Big Lottery Fund supports the aspirations of people who want to make life better for their communities across the UK. We are responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised by the National Lottery and invest over £650 million a year in projects big and small in health, education, environment and charitable purposes.