Saturday 14th October 2017
This year’s Lantern Procession will take place on Saturday October 14th, setting off from the car park on Cooks Wood Road at about 5.45pm. A number of groups – both young people and adults – are going to make lanterns over the weeks before the Procession, helped by local artist Patrick Amber. (The lanterns are lit by battery LEDs – no open flames please.)
There will also be sessions to make lanterns at the Burngreave Cemetery Chapel, Melrose Road, from 2-5pm on Sundays September 24th, October 1st and 8th, at which everyone is welcome. There are also open sessions for children at Pitsmoor Adventure Playground, Melrose Road on Wednesday 27th September, Wednesday 4th October and Thursday 12th October – all from 4-6pm.
The Procession will set off at 5.45pm led by Sheffield Samba Band, and will go through the trees to the viewpoint as the lights are turned on over the city. After activities there the Procession will return to the football field as dusk falls, for a lantern-lit finale with the Samba Band.
There will be a coffee/tea stall with Bean Rover, and Indian Street Food provided by ‘Fancy an Indian’.
Last year there were some incredible lanterns, and the atmosphere was wonderful. It’s a really good opportunity for young and old to walk round Parkwood Springs, see the views over the city as the dusk falls, and have a good time together.
Everyone is welcome, but please come in sensible clothing and bring a torch. Everything takes place outdoors, and it will be dark by the end of the evening.