Community parade lights up Bromsgrove this festive season

Bromsgrove town centre will play host to The Festival of Light, a magical outdoor event on Sunday 17th December. The festival aims to bring people together in a community celebration of togetherness, light and the Winter season.

This atmospheric event is a large-scale, outdoor, multi-faith lantern procession guided through the town’s centre. In the run up to the day, individuals, families, local schools and community groups are invited to participate in a free lantern making workshop, creating their own lantern to illuminate during the procession.

There are lantern making workshops at Parkside, Bromsgrove District Council Offices on Market Street during December for making a simple pyramid lantern or those who enjoy a creative challenge make their own unique masterpiece. Lantern making workshops are free of charge and spaces can be booked via Artrix Box Office. Hannah Phillips, Director of Artrix, said:

“We’re thrilled to be working with such talented artists to create this visual spectacular. We want to unite local people of all genders, nationalities, ages, religions and abilities with an inspiring and beautiful piece of outdoor art and we hope that lots of people will join us during December to create their own lanterns.”

The celebratory procession will feature music from Bromsgrove’s community Samba band, Someone at the Door and will culminate with The Destroyers, a Birmingham-based Balkan Gypsy Band for the finale. Bromsgrove Centres Manager, Cheryl Welsh, who has part-funded the parade said:

“We are very excited to have the festival of light in the town centre and are hoping to grow the event year-on-year making it a big part of the events calendar for everyone to enjoy.”


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