Roehampton To Light Up With Lanterns

Hundreds of children will gather for evening procession


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A glittering and glowing lantern parade of hundreds of children is coming to Roehampton to celebrate the start of the festive holidays. The procession, the biggest one so far for the town, starts outside the library and will take a circular route around the green.

Starting at 4pm on Wednesday 9th December, the parade is followed by a free fun-filled outdoor event featuring elves and carol singing including a mass sing-a-long and everyone is invited to come along and join the fun. Free hot chocolate, mince pies donated by ASDA, mulled wine will be available for the crowds to enjoy.

Children from local schools and people from community groups have been working with professional artists from Emergency Exit Arts to design and make their own handmade lanterns over the past few weeks. The event is part of the continued outdoor arts projects that have been taking place over the last year in Roehampton.

Chloe Osborne, event manager said, “It’s been a joy to work with so many local residents in the build up to this event! We’ve got more businesses and schools involved than ever before and there’s a real buzz in the air around the Alton Estate. It’s a brilliant opportunity to come and be part of a community-led event and to celebrate the holidays in style!”

The event is organised by the newly established community arts organisation called Roehampton Outdoor Arts Movement (ROAM) with support from leading outdoor arts organisation Emergency Exit Arts and Wandsworth Council and funded by Mayor Of London’s Creative High Streets fund.

People joining or watching the parade are advised to be at the library for 4pm.

December 10, 2015

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