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Lantern procession to head through the streets of north Lichfield

People taking part in the 2009 lantern procession in Lichfield

People taking part in the 2009 lantern procession in Lichfield

People in Lichfield will be bidding a farewell to summer with a lantern parade.

North Lichfield will once again be lit up with hundreds of handmade lanterns, when residents take to the streets for the procession on October 29.

To help people create their lanterns, community volunteers are holding a series of free workshops at Willows Primary School.

The sessions will take place on:

  • October 23 – from 12noon to 5pm
  • October 24 – from 10am to 4pm
  • October 25 – from 5pm to 8pm
  • October 26 – from 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm
  • October 27 – from 4pm to 8pm
  • October 28 – from 5pm to 8pm

Colin Cruise from North Lichfield Initiative said:

“If you haven’t been a part of one of our lantern processions yet, they truly are spectacular and a wonderful chance for the community to get together. The spaces for the lantern building workshops are filling up fast, so make sure you secure your place by booking now. Even if you don’t have time to come to one of the workshops, make sure you catch the parade on its way through the streets as it really is a sight to see.”

To book a workshop place call Moira Taylor on 01543 308167, drop into the Jigsaw shop on Dimbles Lane, or call 01543 253666.

Anyone who wants to take part in the procession is asked to arrive at Curborough Community Centre (Ryenolds Close) at 6pm for the one hour procession, which will set off at 6.30pm.

The route goes from Curborough Community Centre, down Reynolds close, along Weston Road turning into Dimbles Lane, down Dimbles Hill into Leyfields Secret Community Garden, out onto Leyfields turning into Curborough Road, then back onto Weston Road, along Reynolds Close and finishing off back at Curborough Community Centre.

Councillor Helen Fisher, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Community Services, said:

“Everyone works so hard each year on the lantern procession, and I know that this year’s event will be just as fantastic. If you don’t get the chance to make your own lantern, remember to put a date in your diary to see the procession go by and join everyone outside Curborough Community Centre for hot drinks, cakes and a community catch up.”

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1 Comment

  1. 66usual

    20th October, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    This will be a brilliant event. A really good atmosphere. Hope everyone enjoys it