Youngsters have been taking part in fire performance workshops as preparations continue for the first Lamplighter festival.
Dimitri Ogden, of Cornholme-based performance group Flame Oz, is leading the workshops at Todmorden High School ahead of the inaugural event later this year.
“I was really impressed with the way the young people picked up the techniques,” he said.
“There are some real naturals in there.”
The course carries on for another five weeks, leading up to the young people being a part of the performance on the night.
Leanne Rushforth, of Todmorden High, said: “We’re really delighted to have the chance to work with such a fantastic community organisation who are committed to bringing people to Todmorden and getting the people of Todmorden to come to the school.
“Not only that, it’s such a wonderful opportunity for our students to do something they would never normally have the chance to do.
“We can’t wait for next week.”
Lantern making workshops will be held at Todmorden High on November 16 and 17 from 10am until noon and from 2-4pm, and on November 19 and 21 from 4-6pm.
Hebden Bridge workshops will take place at the Handmade Parade’s Victoria Road unit on November 16 from 10am until noon, and November 18 and 20 from 4-6pm.
The workshops are open to all, with admission on a donation basis.
Hannah Merriman, of Handmade Parade, said: “With more surprises to announce in the coming weeks and a huge amount of support from local artists and makers, we’re hoping that this will be another amazing night to remember.”
Anyone wishing to volunteer at the workshops can contact Hannah on email@example.com.