Bromsgrove town centre will play host to The Festival of Light, a truly magical outdoor event on Sunday 17th December. The Festival of Light, created in partnership with Artrix, NWedR and Bromsgrove District Council will bring together the people of Bromsgrove 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. Everyone is invited to join in with this accessible and celebratory parade or just admire and soak up the atmosphere as the candle lit procession travels from Poundland to Argos!
Artrix Arts Centre is programming the event and has collaborated with associate artist, Kristoffer Huball and outdoor arts company Beautiful Creatures to add to the visual spectacle. A striking 20ft giant puppet created by Beautiful Creatures will lead the parade through the town centre, searching for the community spirit of Bromsgrove.
In the run up to The Festival of Light 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.
This free, family friendly event is open to everybody at 5pm on Sunday 17th December. For further information about the parade or to book a free lantern making workshop visitwww.artrix.co.uk or contact Box Office on 01527 577330.