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Todmorden Lamplighter Festival

Todmorden Lamplighter Festival

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Thousands of visitors are expected to attend a mythical fire and light spectacular when the Lamplighter Festival illuminates the streets of Todmorden on Saturday.

Handmade Parade have announced that the 4th annual Lamplighter Festival will take place on Saturday, 19th November with the illuminated installations and street festival from 5pm until 7pm. The lantern parade will be at 7pm and end with a grand finale at about 7:45.

Local residents have been busy making their mythical lanterns to contribute to the stunning parade.

Lamplighter Festival

Lamplighter Festival 2013, Photo: Ian Hodgson

Andrew Kim, Artistic Director of Handmade Parade, said, "We're thrilled to be returning to the streets of Todmorden this year with an all new, bigger than ever, night-time extravaganza. "In addition to our lantern parade, we'll be hosting some of the most exciting street theatre and installation artists from Europe in our valley.

Executive Director Kathleen McGrath said, "We're thrilled to be able to bring Lamplighter back brighter than ever! With new commissions, international guest artists and a bigger finale, this one will be a Lamplighter to remember".

Lamplighter Festival

Lamplighter Festival 2013, Photo: Ian Hodgson


5-7 pm Street Festival featuring music by Mr. Wilson's Second Liners, Skiband, Drum Machine, Handmade Samba and Dr. Um; Illuminated installations, video projections and performance by Spacecadets, Rag and Bone, Leeway, Frolicked, live illustration art by Fabric Lenny and the debut of the Calder Fire Collective, a fire spinning group led by FlameOz.
Please note that the street event will all be on the market side of Halifax road this year.

7pm Lantern Parade (parade participants be there for 6:15pm)
Parade Finale at 7:45 at Pollination St (next to indoor market)

Places to Eat: We are delighted that there will be a wide range of excellent hot food available in the outdoor market, street vendors and caf├ęs in Todmorden centre will also be open late.

Traffic & Travel Advice:

Parking will be limited on the night so if possible please take train or public transportation. There is additional event parking available at the Todmorden Health Centre (OL14 5RN) and Hare and Hounds (OL14 8EA). Some roads and carparks will be closed.

For more details please go to www.handmadeparade.co.uk

Lamplighter Festival has been made possible with funding by Arts Council England, The Big Lottery, Community Foundation for Calderdale, Todmorden Town Council, Creative Minds and Calderdale Council.