Still time to get involved in Lantern Parade

Published October 2, 2017 at 9:46

More sessions where families can create and decorate stunning lanterns will be held in October.

People are invited to create the colourful creations to be used at the Light Up The Valley parade.

The sessions will be held at Globe Studios every weekend from October 7 to 22 from 10.30am to 3pm.

On Saturday October 28 at 6pm the lanterns will be led in a parade from the mill at Toll Bar, Stacksteads, near the mini roundabout, along the banks of the River Irwell into The Glade.

It is the third lantern procession to been arranged by Stacksteads Countryside Park Group, SCPG, and it had grown year-on-year.

This year’s event is managed by The Horse and Bamboo Theatre in Waterfoot and following the parade, participants and onlookers, will be invited back to The Boo for a celebration when the O’Gorman Brothers will be entertaining and the lanterns can be displayed.

Lead Artist Ruth Evans and her son Felix have led a series of workshops including one held at Bacup Cricket Club, which was packed with families.

Chair of SCPG Susan Hayhurst said:

“I have been very impressed with the lanterns that have been made so far, they will form a spectacular display on the evening.

“The Light Up The Valley parade will be an amazing spectacle of colour and light and we are looking forward to welcoming hundreds of people from all over Rossendale into Stacksteads.

“Musicians will accompany the parade and as people enjoy food at The Glade Blow Jangles will be performing. It will be a magical evening.

“We were fortunate to secure Arts Council funding, which has enabled more workshops than ever before to be held to bring the festival to communities, schools and organisations all over Rossendale.”

To keep up with the latest news and to get in contact, visit or like the Facebook page Stacksteads Countryside Park.


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