Canal lantern parade

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A THEATRE will host lantern-making workshops next week to prepare for a parade through Todmorden.

Free workshops will be held at the Hippodrome Theatre, Halifax Road, Todmorden, on Monday, August 15, at 2pm and 6pm.

These will be followed on Wednesday, August 17, by a lantern and illuminated boat parade through the town.

It will start from the theatre at 8.45pm and make its way along the canal towpath to Fielden Wharf.

A band will provide a musical accompaniment for the parade.

Children are welcome to attend but must be accompanied by an adult.

The event is being held as part of the Rochdale Canal Festival 2011.