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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 2018 over 2500 people participated across the project - with 1600 people taking part in the parade which departs from Maidenhead Town Hall.


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)

2019's event

This year's event takes place on Saturday 7 December.

  • 4.30pm - Live music and entertainment
  • 5pm - Parade departs from Maidenhead Town Hall
  • 5.45pm – 6.15pm - Live music and entertainment continues
  • 6.30pm - 9pm Gig featuring The Brass Funkeys taking place in The Desborough Suite

all times tbc

For information about how you can get involved click here.

Watch our Lantern Parade mini documentary

about 12 hours ago Join us on Fri 21 Feb for @JaneyGodley’s Soup Pot Tour. Expect live voice overs with hilarious patter from Big Tere… https://t.co/OBJc6Qrcdn

about 19 hours ago Hashmat Sultana come to the Courtyard Theatre on Wednesday 26 February! The ‘Sufi sisters’ have been winning hearts… https://t.co/aS93RbdWuC

about 21 hours ago RT @john_artybiker: I’m due to be in the gallery @nordenfarm #maidenhead Sunday afternoon, here’s hoping the weather eases up #exhibition #…

1 day ago Join us in the Studio on tomorrow (Sun 16 Feb) for @Papa_Truck! This five piece bluegrass band write and perform ho… https://t.co/4vKa4FhWx8

2 days ago Come down to Norden Farm this Half Term for Chloe and the Colour Catcher! Join Chloe on her courageous journey to u… https://t.co/lOxXeZm0mn

2 days ago .@SIMONMUNNERY reprises his notorious alter ego, the bedsit anarchist Alan Parker Urban Warrior on Sat 22 Feb. Once… https://t.co/iKD6Jc3WDD

3 days ago Thanks to @printdirectweet for the lovely #gifted goodies for #ValentinesDay! Yummy! https://t.co/pASj2BySZV

3 days ago Grab your yoga mat and head to Norden Farm for Big Dog Little Dog: Parent and Child Yoga. This class is for parents… https://t.co/G35g21ME1H

3 days ago RT @H_S_D_Y: Yay! We are on the radio today chatting to @MichBabsJordan on @BBCBerkshire about our Disco Love Fest @nordenfarm tonight. On…

4 days ago This half term Little Grimm Tales brings some magic to Norden Farm! Join us on Monday 17 February in the Courtyard… https://t.co/YP6uCnEtmd

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