Blackburn Festival of Light 2018
In this newsletter…Artist light commission (deadline for submissions midnight tonight), call out for local lantern artists to join the team, volunteering opportunities, how to join the samba band or the illuminated dance group, dates and venues for community lantern making sessions and opportunities for your group to work with a lantern artist.
The nights are drawing in, the trees are losing their leaves and our thoughts are turning to Blackburn Festival of Light (BFOL). The festival this year takes place on Saturday 15th December and over the coming weeks the festival team (who are based here at The Bureau) will be working with artists, communities and volunteers to create another wonderful light parade for Blackburn.
The festival has grown over the years and is now a fixture in the town’s calendar, bringing people of our different communities and neighbourhoods together to create and celebrate.
There are lots of opportunities to take part this year. You can make lanterns, be part of the samba band, join the community dance team or volunteer to help others participate.
Kerris was on BBC Radio Lancashire this week talking about the festival and you can hear it via Listen Again (starting around 50min).
To whet your appetite, take a look at this short film of some of the highlights and feedback from last year and get this year’s festival date in your diary…
Saturday 15th December 2018 4.30pm – 7.30pm