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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 10 hours ago This Friday join us for An Evening of Burlesque and Vaudeville as the Hundred Watt Club return with their ravishing, risqué and ridiculous evening of cabaret and fun! --> https://norden.farm/events/an-evening-of-burlesque-and-vaudeville

about 14 hours ago Is it a party? Is it a protest? Scotland, 1994. The government is cracking down on rave culture. When school friends Jonno and Spanner hear of an upcoming protest rave, it seems like an ideal chance for one last shared hurrah. See Beats from Sat 22 Jun --> https://norden.farm/events/beats-18

about 16 hours ago Geoff Lakeman comes to #NordenFarm on Wednesday for an evening of self-written and West Country songs, plus English… https://t.co/Jt0nlGCTs4

about 17 hours ago RT @johnlennonuk1: Subscribe to our mailing list & never miss a show at https://t.co/0CRkiu5Z4T Next show at @nordenfarm 13thJuly. Tix here…

about 18 hours ago Following the release of his critically acclaimed debut solo album, After All These Years, Geoff Lakeman has firmly established himself on the folk and acoustic circuit. Expect self-written and West Country songs, plus English and Irish folk, Americana and even 20/30s jazz on Wednesday 19 June. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/geoff-lakeman

about 21 hours ago RT @MaidEnergyCoop: #maidenergyshares #carbonreduction #ethicalinvestment come to free launch event @nordenfarm please retweet https://t.co…

about 21 hours ago The world’s first cycling theatre company, The HandleBards present Shakespeare’s The Tempest. Join their all-female troupe for a bicycle-powered production like none other on Wednesday 10 July --> https://norden.farm/events/the-tempest-93 A shipwreck washes the court of Milan up onto a mysterious desert island. Inhabited by magicians, sprites and monsters – nothing is as it seems.

1 day ago Enjoy an evening of comedy with two top comedians for just £10 on Thur 18 Jul! Kai Samra brings a fresh and edgy approach to the issues of today and Matt Winning has an eccentric and idiosyncratic whirlwind of ideas! Don’t miss them previewing their latest material head of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe --> https://norden.farm/events/kai-samra-matt-winning

1 day ago Have a listen to golden age jazz vocalist Rosina Hepburn and her Quintet before her upcoming gig with us on Saturday 20 July --> https://norden.farm/events/the-rosina-hepburn-quintet

2 days ago Join us for the first of our Summer Recital Series on Thursday 18 July, featuring the music of Schubert – alongside other leading Viennese composers. More info and tickets here --> https://norden.farm/events/summer-recital-series-1

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