It's time to make your lantern!

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By WrenMusic | Thursday, February 07, 2013, 16:56

Imagine a

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.


The event

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.


You could

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.


For more

information, go to or please contact Wren Music on 01837 53754.



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