WE NEED YOUR HELP to put on this annual lantern parade. On the 24th November - Lancing, ADUR - It's a community-led event that brings over 2000 people out onto the streets of Lancing. Each year we walk together and share beautiful lantern creations, great music and lots of laughter. From the smallest handheld lanterns made at one of our lantern making events, to huge pieces constructed by local secondary schools and artists, there's always a lot to see and everyone can join in and take part.
Over the years we've had terrifying sea monsters, huge mermaids, Frida Kahlo in carnival dress, pirate ships, peacocks, a phoenix and all manner of brightly lit, colourful animals. An arts event at its core, the creativity that the parade inspires onto the street is really breathtaking. It is a special parade that is warm and friendly to be a part of and whether you walk in the procession or stand on the roads and watch, it's always great to see the community come together.
What we'll deliver:
- Provide schools with artists for making sessions and materials
- Create a special showcase of our local artistic talent
- Provide volunteering opportunities for people to use on their CV
- Work with local groups and homes to bring artists and art projects to them
- Create a breathtaking lantern parade that everyone regardless of age or ability can be a part of
- Provide a free at the point of use lantern making session on the parade day
- Boost the local trade by putting on a show stopping parade that people will travel to see
- Create a sense of community pride
- Join Worthing to Brighton, the whole of the coast can be seen as an Arts coast
Why it's a great idea:
Out multi-faceted project has many goals: Not only is it a beautiful spectacle of all of our local talent and school awesomeness but it also works throughout the year providing people opportunities to put volunteer work on their CV's goes into homes for the elderly taking fun projects so they can remain a part of the wider community. It gives children a sense of belonging and ownership over their own local area and helps them to feel they can shape their communities too. It gives people an enormous sense of pride in their communities. It brings business to the local food shops. It give local business a platform to advertise and sow their support of the community.
Steps to get it done:
- 6 schools will have one large lantern underway by the end of September
- All bands and performers booked by October
- Road closure and halls booked by May
- Marketing out by middle of October
- Our parade will be choc full of people and art on the day.