Each year we undertake to create new large lanterns for the Lantern Parade.
The lantern making is a huge effort and involves local volunteers and lead artists. They have a massive wow factor and are loved by the visitors to the parade. It takes about 20 days to make a large lantern, and costs approximately £1000 in materials, space hire for the build and a lot of tea, coffee and biscuits. Lanterns can last a number years depending on their structure and have the potential to tour to other events. Last year we took 3 large lanterns to Salisbury Lantern Parade, this year we are looking at a festival in the West Midlands.
They are a great opportunity to support the development of local artist and really make a splash at our event in November to which over 3500 attend. Throughout the build we will ensure we include your branding in blogs and social media that fans of the event follow enthusiastically. You will have a prominent position in our marketing which is delivered to over 7000 homes with the Messenger magazine.
See our video from the 2017 parade on Youtube to get a flavour of our event