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Stacksteads Lantern Parade

Funded on Spacehive 28 April 2023 Delivered 21 October 2023

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Stacksteads Lantern Parade

Stacksteads Lantern Parade

Stacksteads Countryside Park Group By Stacksteads Countryside Park Group

A series of workshops to plant flowers in the park, hold workshops to create lanterns and later to organise a community event to display the lanterns, enjoy local dancing, music and refreshments.

Stacksteads Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 28 Apr 2023!

This will be the 6th annual lantern parade. Each year we try to introduce something different into the event. We encourage local residents of all ages to create a lantern, supported by a local professional artist. The parade takes place from the mill, where the workshops are held, through the local park and finish with refreshments and music. This year we propose to plant night scented flowers and riverbank wild flowers in the park. This will increase flora diversity along the river and therefore more wildlife alongside the Irwell. We will make wildflower lanterns and a fantastical moon garden for one night. The planting phase will culminate in a lantern walk along the river in October. This will bring the community together, foster new skills and knowledge of flora and fauna, as well as a sense of pride of place amongst the local population and beyond. We will also recycle frames from lanterns created in previous years, recovering them with the theme for this year

What we'll deliver:

  • Plant flowers along the river bank
  • Hire a gazebo and sound system for the day
  • Provide refreshments
  • Employ professional artists to repair lanterns and organise workshops for new lanterns

Why it's a great idea:

This project will reach sections of the community including those who are housebound and difficult to reach with all generations working together. We will link up with other community organisations with lantern making workshops, fostering new connections and friendships along the way. Our events in previous years have been really popular and we have made progress in engaging with hard to reach areas of the village, with residents who would not normally show an interest in what started as an arts projected funded by the Arts Council. Over the years we have created a more community focus and slowly these residents are coming to the workshops and the parade.

Steps to get it done:

  • Secure funding
  • Purchase plants and organise planting activities
  • Hold workshops
  • Organise refreshments, gazebo and PA system
  • Hold final parade with volunteers and refreshments


Location Stacksteads

About the space

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Rossendale Borough Council

How will the money be spent?Total £6,779

Repair and remake of existing lanterns by professional artists - £2,600 (38%)
Workshops with professional artists - £1,440 (21%)
Materials for new lanterns - £650 (10%)
Gazebo and generator hire - £550 (8%)
Band for the parade - £350 (5%)
Newsletter - £300 (4%)
Refreshments - £300 (4%)
Planting - £187 (3%)
Other - £402 (6%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Repair and remake of existing lanterns by professional artists
Workshops with professional artists
Materials for new lanterns
Gazebo and generator hire
Band for the parade
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • More tools for the group to use on environmental projects

Total £6,779

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