Lamplighter Fest will dazzle in Todmorden

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Thousands of visitors are expected to attend a fire and light extravaganza when the Lamplighter Festival illuminates the streets of Todmorden on Saturday.

The event will kick off in the Lever Street car park at 6pm, with a dazzling parade of lanterns, including giant sculptures created by Handmade Parade artists.

Followed by fire shows, illuminated installations and street theatre from 7-9pm, the night will sparkle with community spirit.

Hundreds of people have been busy making their ocean-themed lanterns to contribute to the stunning parade.

Andrew Kim, Artistic Director of Handmade Parade, said: “We’re thrilled to be returning to the streets of Todmorden this year with an all new, bigger than ever, nighttime extravaganza.

“In addition to our lantern parade, we’ll be showcasing some of the most exciting street theatre and installation artists in our valley.

“We’re particularly excited by the Christmas craft market featuring some great local artisans and craftspeople with the perfect gift, just in time for Christmas.”

The festival will follow the Christmas lights switch-on at 4.30pm - there will be music and seasonal songs from 4pm by the Christmas tree at the Peace Garden, Todmorden Town Hall.

To volunteer at Lamplighter, email Jude@handmadeparade.co.uk or for further details visit www.handmadeparade.co.uk.