It's time to make your lantern!
By WrenMusic | Thursday, February 07, 2013, 16:56
river of lights with hundreds of lanterns of different shapes and sizes shining
aloft, as young and old from all over Okehampton come together. A magical
evening is in store on Saturday
23rd February as the town celebrates its second annual Lanterns Procession,
organised by Devon's folk and community arts charity Wren Music.
is open to all - whether you want to join in the processions, or come along to
Simmons Park, or just to watch the spectacle pass by. It's all completely free,
thanks to the financial support of the Okehampton United Charity.
And now's the time to make your lantern. During the
half-term week, from Monday
18th to Friday 22nd February, Wren Music will be running
lantern making workshops at Okehampton Rugby Club, Oaklands Park, EX20 1LN. The
workshops will be open from 10.00am - 12.30pm, 2.00 - 4.30pm, and from 6.00 -
8.00pm, and Wren
Music staff will be on hand to help you make your lantern.
make a lantern in about two hours, depending on size and design (and how handy
you are!). No experience is necessary and all materials will be provided.
Making lanterns is fun, but it can be a bit messy, so don't wear your best
clothes for the workshops.
For health and safety reasons, only lanterns made with Wren Music can
take part in the procession. Please note that children of primary school age
and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times, and at the
evening workshops, all under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
information, go to www.FolkieOke.co.uk or please contact Wren Music on 01837 53754.