Lantern-lit woodland, ghouls and a fiery finale

Twilight Night presented by Cornholme Commity Project. Piicture by Rachel Johns

Twilight Night presented by Cornholme Commity Project. Piicture by Rachel Johns

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GHOSTLY ghouls, lavish lanterns and a fiery finale were all present and correct at a recreation ground last Saturday.

They were all there for the first ever Twilight Night presented by Cornholme Community Project at Portsmouth Recreation Ground.

The event was the culmination of a week of workshops led by Cornholme-based events and theatre company, Canopy.

Crocheting cobwebs, carving pumpkins, baking cakes and sharing their considerable talent on the open-mic stage, Cornholmians and Portsmouthians pulled together to create a remarkable night.

And in hearty Yorkshire style, many locals turned out in fancy dress to enjoy the party.

A spokesman for the event said: “Special mention must go to the wonderful lantern installation created by years four, five and six at Cornholme School that illuminated the woodland as the twilight faded into night.

“Also sincere thanks to Jago and Dimitri from the internationally acclaimed performance company Flame Oz, for providing the spectacular finale fire show.”

As darkness fell more than 200 smiling faces were seen homeward bound, many hoping that Twilight Night will become an annual extravaganza, said the spkokesman.

This event was supported by The Big Lottery Fund and Cornholme Community Project are grateful to everyone who contributed and attended.

Cornholme Community Project is a group of volunteers aiming to make the village a great place to live.