Monday, 20 May 2019

Lantern parade set to be town s biggest

A LANTERN parade will light up Maidenhead town centre on December 12.

A LANTERN parade will light up Maidenhead town centre on December 12.

The annual community event, now in its seventh year, is curated by education officer Robyn Bunyan, who is a lifelong Maidenhead resident and has worked at Norden Farm for five years.

Robyn says: “The lantern parade is my favourite event of the year. When it comes together on the night it is really breathtaking. I am looking forward to making this parade our biggest yet.”

The theme of the parade is “Our Forest Friends”, coinciding with Norden Farm’s Christmas show

One Snowy Night
, which features lots of furry friends.

The parade will feature animal lanterns inspired by creatures living in the world’s forests and handmade by schools and the public.

Workshops for the public, community groups and schools will be running in preparation for the big day.

Norden Farm will be working with artists from award-winning community arts charity Same Sky.

Through their art they aim to bring people together, encourage equality and belonging with a shared experience.

On the night of the parade the Mayor and town crier will attend, along with entertainment from the Bollywood Brass Band. The UK’s Indian-style wedding band will perform dance rhythms from Bollywood.

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