The Okehampton Lanterns Procession is an annual project mixing folklore with imagery and music. It celebrates the coming of spring and goodbye to the dark evenings.
Launched in 2011, this project is now a firm family favourite in the town with opportunities for all ages to come together. People can join the open community workshops to make simple lanterns, or work alongside the professional makers and make more developed lanterns. Plus of course, there are opportunities for music! Drummers, singers and a stage band take part.
Large elaborate lanterns are built using images drawn from folk songs and nature to tell stories of local history and folklore.
Please check What’s On for dates and times
For more information, please contact [email protected] 01837 53754
Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sd8z6Y4Yig