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The Lantern Parade

Norden Farm present

The Carnival of the Animals - Maidenhead's Community Lantern Parade

About the event

The community lantern parade is an annual event produced by Norden Farm, which brings the local community together in celebration to light up the town.

The project runs across a six-week period giving the community opportunities to take part in low cost arts workshops and be a part of spectacular parade and celebratory concert.

We work with practitioners from Same Sky, the largest community arts charity in the South East, to create vivid willow lanterns, which illuminate Maidenhead Town Centre.

The project includes workshops with members of the public, schools and community groups in the run up to the event.

In 2017 over 2500 people participated across the project - with nearly 1500 people taking part in the parade which departs from Maidenhead Town Hall.

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of Norden Farm's Lantern Parade!

To mark the occasion there will be a special retrospective exhibition at Norden Farm opening on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

If you have photos and videos of past Lantern Parades we would love to see them, and include them in the exhibition.

Email your photos and videos to robyn.bunyan@nordenfarm.org


For more information about how you can get involved with the event, please follow the links in the right hand bar.

(The Lantern Parade 2015)

2018's event

This year's event takes place on Saturday 8 December.

  • 4.30pm - Live music and entertainment
  • 5pm - Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall
  • 5.45pm – 6.15pm - Live music and entertainment continues

all times tbc

For information about how you can get involved click here.

Watch our Lantern Parade mini documentary

about 1 hour ago Animated drama, The Red Turtle is the story of a man shipwrecked on an uninhabited tropical island. The film beautifully recounts the milestones in the life of a human being. Follow the journey on Wednesday 29 August and Thursday 30 August at 11.30am --> https://norden.farm/events/red-turtle-pg

about 2 hours ago Your Monday sorted - With the end of the summer holidays approaching you may be thinking what can i do with the children? Well we've got you covered - with films, theatre and loads of free activities! Have a look at our website for more info --> https://buff.ly/2Mz8izk

about 21 hours ago Winner of five BAFTAs and two Academy Awards – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri returns to the Farm. Months have passed without a culprit in the murder case of Mildred Hayes’s daughter. She makes a bold move, commissioning three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at revered police chief William Willoughby. Catch this darkly comic, yet touching drama on Saturday 25 August at 4.30pm and Tuesday 28 August at 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/three-billboards-outside-ebbing-missouri-15

1 day ago Have you made a kite yet? There’s still time to take part in our final Kite Making Workshops on Saturday 1 Septembe… https://t.co/n5bi8KNwc3

1 day ago Have you made a kite yet? There’s still time to take part in our final Kite Making Workshops on Saturday 1 September at 11.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm or at our Community Kite Festival at Punt Hill on Sunday 2 September where you can also take your creations to the sky! More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/kite-workshops

1 day ago Three Little Pig Tails is a funny, warm hearted and interactive rustic tale bristling with puppets, live music and… https://t.co/Lys7G1tndS

1 day ago Three Little Pig Tails is a funny, warm hearted and interactive rustic tale bristling with puppets, live music and lots of joining in. Join the three little pigs as they try to keep their tails out of the grumpy old wolfs soup on Tuesday 28 – Wednesday 29 August at 11.30am and 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/three-little-pig-tails

2 days ago Who doesn't love good live music while chilling on a beach well The Big Berkshire Beach gig is just that - State t… https://t.co/RL1wHkZe1G

2 days ago The Big Berkshire Beach gig is just around the corner and it's going to be the best one yet - I mean who doesn't love good live music while chilling on a beach? State the Case are one of the 5 bands performing - Distorted guitar riffs, thumping bass lines and wicked drums - your ears better be ready !

2 days ago Winner of Best Animated Film and Best Song for Remember Me at this year's Oscars – Coco returns to our screen this summer holiday. Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician. Desperate to prove his talent, he sets off on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead. Join the adventure on Saturday 25 August at 11.30am and Sunday 26 August 2pm --> https://norden.farm/events/coco-pg

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