Online workshop programme

As part of our emergency funding from the Arts Council England in response to COVID 19 we have had a wonderful series of videos created in order to help you all learn new skills and keep being involved with all the Festival of Light has to offer.

We’d love you to have a go and to send us any photos or footage of yourselves showing off your new skills. We have an exciting virtual parade for 2020 and we will need you all to take part, so have a watch of the films below ( more being added soon), subscribe to our YouTube channel and have a go at learning some new techniques and getting yourself ready for taking part in whatever way we can.

There’s something for everyone.

Funded and supported by Arts Council England, Blackburn BID, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Our Community , Our Future and The Bureau Centre for the Arts.

Lantern Making

New!! Check out our lantern making videos with artist Jessica Rost who will show you a number of different ways to make lanterns. We have kits available for the paper and willow lanterns here


 

Dance

Join Gil Burns to learn some great moves for dancing in our next parade. Whether it be a physical parade or a virtual version you can still join in, and this is a great way to get practising from the comfort of your own home.

Circus Skills

Join Dimitri from Flame Oz and find out how to make and use your own Poi! A series of 5 videos to help you pick up the skills you need to take part in our parades and performances.

Drumming

Blackburn Festival of Light presents a series of drumming tutorial videos with Mitch Oldham. This is part of a series of videos to support Blackburn Festival of Light street band whilst in lockdown, and for anyone else to join in with. Funded and supported by Arts Council England, Blackburn BID, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council, Our Community , Our Future and The Bureau Centre for the Arts. Check out BlackburnFestivalofLight on Facebook to join our drumming community or to send us videos of you drumming at home!