Posts Tagged ‘lanterns’

Museums at Night – Bishops Palace, Wells

Sunday, May 20th, 2012

5  lantern making workshops spanning from Easter weekend and through another bank holiday weekend culminated in a fantastic evening on 19th May.  There was story telling, stilt walkers, choral singing, a very amusing jester, harp playing ending the evening with a lantern parade to the beat of Samba Sulis and fire dancing.  It was, yet again, a pleasure to work at the Palace.


Winter Solstice Lantern Parade – Shepton Mallet

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

The lantern parade that Martin and I organise, now in its second year, was a huge success, over 200 participants on the night, Bath Samba Sulis band and 4 days of lantern making workshops through December.  A great community building event for Shepton Mallet, noted by the local paper who gave us 2 pages cover (including front page!).

And a great video on Youtube thanks to Adam:

More lanterns…

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011

A few more photos from some very successful workshops I ran last week.

Community Lantern Parade

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Shepton Mallet’s Lantern Parade, organised by Martin and myself is in its second year.  We have been running workshops, with the help of 4 volunteers, in one of the empty shops at the heart of Shepton Mallet.   Lots of exciting lanterns have been made and there is still one day of workshops to go, this Saturday. 

Residents of Field House in Shepton have been involved in the project thanks to funding from Shepton 21.

Winter solstice lanterns – Shepton Mallet

Monday, December 27th, 2010

During December I was involved in the organising of a lantern parade, this is the first year of the event in Shepton Mallet and it has been a huge success.  We ran workshops in 3 local schools plus withthe scouts and three Saturday workshops in an empty shop in the centre of Shepton.  Using willow and tissue paper we made over 200 lanterns with adults getting very creative and working on large designs from jelly fish to giant dancing dolls.  The parade bopped to the sound of the Bath Samba band from the bandstand in the park down the high street to the Market Square where there were refreshments, food and more music.

Lantern making workshops – Shepton Mallet

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Today I worked in a local school with year 6 pupils making paper lanterns.  This is one of 7 workshops which will be taking place as part of Shepton Paper Lights Festival on 21st December (