St Anns & Sneinton Unity Lantern Procession with City Arts

Date published: 3 Mar 2014

Posted by: Joe Pick

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There was a fantastic atmosphere in Nottingham City Centre last Friday (the 28th of February) as people and organisations across the city came together to put on activities and entertainment for the annual Light Night festival.

City Arts always have great time at Light Night and this year was no exception.  We teamed up with the Renewal Trust and the SEND project to lead two illuminated processions into Sneinton Market, a display of unity between communities in Sneinton and St Ann’s.

In the run up to the procession we worked with families and young people at the Chase Neighbourhood Centre in St Anns and the Greenway Centre in Sneinton to create beautiful willow lanterns.  On the night of the 28th a procession set of from each of these locations, joined by live musicians and our giant puppets.

More people joined us along the way and the two processions converged on a vibrant Sneinton Market, delighting the assembled crowd.  The public took photos with our puppets and Stephen Jon was glowing in our carnival king costume.

Thanks to everybody that took part in the processions and came along to see them.