The countdown to winter is beginning with Eastbourne’s first ever light procession.
The BOHO Winter Light Festival is on Friday 18 November and starts at 3.30pm at the Arndale Centre entrance by Clark’s Shoes. The procession will follow a route through Terminus Road to Leaf Hall in Seaside and activities will take place until 9pm from Leaf Hall to Marine Parade.
Funding for the event is from the Devonshire West Big Local and it is supported by the Driving Devonshire Forward regeneration team, which is a partnership between Eastbourne Homes and Eastbourne Borough Council.
This is the third year the community led event has taken place, although it is the first time children from Bourne Primary, Tollgate and Stafford Junior Schools will have artist run lantern workshops in school and then lead the light procession.
Young singer/songwriters will be on the music stage and festive songs will be sung. Other entertainment on offer includes vintage children's rides, crafts, gifts, food and drink, as well as a children’s entertainer and Santa in his BOHO style grotto.
Jacqui Stewart, on behalf of the BOHO team, said, “This event has a great spirit rooted in getting creative and having fun whilst promoting young musical talent and those without shop fronts...though they are very welcome too.”
Free workshops are being held in the lead up to the event and attendees will be invited to make street decorations and accessories with paint, wood, fabric and lights. BOHO Creative Weekend takes place on Saturday 12 and Sunday 13 November between 11am and 4pm at Leaf Hall Community Arts Centre.
Places on these workshops are limited, so please book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01323 325764 or 07736 310429.
Photo Credit: Bec Britain