Parkwood Springs Lantern Procession
The Parkwood Springs Lantern Procession will take place on Saturday 14th October 2023 from 4.30pm to 7pm, near the car park on Shirecliffe Road.
We will need help setting up beforehand, helping with activities and stewarding, and packing up at the end. If you can help please let us know at email@example.com.
History of the Lantern Procession
Every year since 2007 we’ve organised a Beacons Lantern Procession with the help of local artists and storytellers on Parkwood Springs. We provide materials and the help of a local artist so that groups of children and adults can make spectacular lanterns and parade them through the woodland on Parkwood Springs as dusk falls and the lights of the city below are illuminated. It is a fantastic sight to behold. The Beacons Lantern Procession is an event managed by the city council’s Parks and Countryside Service. You can find pictures of past lantern events on our Facebook page. We will post more information about future events here.
In 2018 high winds prevented the parade, but we were still able to show off the lanterns thanks to the help of Christ Church, Pitsmoor. We were able to hold a very successful event in 2019, but the COVID-19 crisis meant that we had to cancel the 2020 event. The 2021 event was a great community lantern festival featuring lantern-making, circus skills workshops for children led by Green Top Circus, family treasure hunts, music from folk-rock band Treebeard, and finished extravagantly with a fire-juggling performance from Chris Marley of Green Top Circus.