Lantern Parade – Cancelled

Image: Lantern Workshops

15 Dec 2018

16:00 — 17:30

Off Site

Sat 15 Dec

Due to the weather forecast predicting heavy rain and high winds gusting up to 55mph the Christmas market and Humphry Davy Lantern Parade for tomorrow, Sat 15 Dec in Penzance have been cancelled.
There will still be entertainment and bands throughout the town and shops will be open as normal.


If you took part in one of our Lantern Making Workshops, please pick up your bamboo pole between 15.00 and 16.00 on Sat 15 Dec from The Exchange. The meeting point for the parade is 16.00 at the top of Causewayhead for a 16.30 parade start. You can walk up to Causewayhead on your own or walk up with us, when we leave at 16.00.


Saturdays in November

Come and make your willow lantern for this year’s Humphry Davy Parade on Sat 15 Dec when we fill Penzance with light to celebrate Sir Humphry Davy, the world-famous scientist and inventor of the miners’ safety ‘Davy’ lamp.

All welcome, U12s to be accompanied by an adult. Free, all materials provided.

This workshop is led by expert withy builder Billy Wynter. He advises to book on two sessions as a minimum to complete one lantern, but you are welcome to finish your lantern at home if you can only come to one session.

These are the options:

1) For a simpler design we will add white cartridge paper to create cut-outs for effectful visuals. To complete one lantern of this design we recommend that you book on two sessions.

2) For more individual/larger lanterns we advise you to either book on two sessions, to make one lantern together with several people, or to book on four sessions to work on one design on your own.

Please contact us for more info on what can be achieved [email protected]

Free, but please book your place on Eventbrite to give us an idea of numbers.

Free Community Workshops in partnership with BID Penzance.

Venue: Off Site

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