Christmas Lantern Procession
The Green Quarter, Southall
We were inhabiting a pocket of post-Halloween activity prior to launching a series of Christmas events, when we received an email from Holly at Hunter Design. She’d seen our lantern events on the website and asked whether we would be able to bring our rural-focused events into London to work with the communities surrounding the Green Quarter – new eco-development from Berkeley Homes.
What We Did
We were able to move quickly as the timeline was tight, in order to allocate resource and plan the project effectively to maximise opportunity for community engagement. We delivered lantern making workshops in four local schools with Key Stage 3 children as well as a community workshop for families in the marketing suite at Berkeley Homes. We then worked with the team at Hunter Design to design and deliver a live lantern parade for the Christmas Lights switch-on event. Featuring our Winter Wassailing Adventure and incorporating four professional actors, a team of carol singers, a fantastic procession of lanterns made and animated by members of the community and even the Mayor himself..!
Both the workshops and the live lantern parade ran smoothly, and we were able to successfully transpose our rural approach to a diverse urban setting – incorporating key members of the business community, managing competing stakeholder requirements and providing a joyous seasonal and unusual event for local families which surpassed expectations.
“I have to say we have had some fantastic feedback so far and I was over the moon when we sold out of the tickets by Thursday morning. We had to turn quite a few people away for Halloween itself – but a good problem to have!”
Want this for your event?
If you would like us to deliver this sort of performance at your venue, get in touch.