KEAP has been involved with Truro’s City of Lights lantern parade for a number of years. Each year it gets bigger and better with 2011 seeing twenty schools and community groups participate with their own lanterns and over a hundred musicians.
Neil Scott from Totally Truro said, “This was the best event I have ever witnessed in Truro – it was spine-tingling! A wonderful event that showcases the City of Truro and its capacity to embrace and engage with the creative, residential, visitor and business communities.”
Treyew, Archbishop Benson and Threemilestone all ran their own events as did Kennall Vale in Ponsanooth, St Day and Stithians. In fact winter light celebrations are illuminating a whole host of villages and towns across Cornwall. The artists and organisers of City of Lights have reconstituted to create an organisation which can support evolving outdoor celebrations further a field.
This new organisation will be able to support in many areas including artistic construction and workshops, music and dance and also all those nitty gritty issues around health and safety and partnerships. One of the key projects in the year will still be to deliver Truro City of Lights.
Feedback from participating schools included, ‘It was a truly tremendous occasion – wouldn’t miss it for the world!! Loved walking right behind a band!’
‘I’d just like to say thank you, on behalf of myself and my students, for a fantastically rewarding experience in taking part in the City of Lights parade last night.’
For further information about the City of Lights event contact the project manager firstname.lastname@example.org or for information about schools participation in City of Lights 2011 contact email@example.com