Illuminate: 1620 Lanterns

Nov 26

Start Thursday
26-11-2020, 06:00pm

End Thursday
26-11-2020, 09:00pm

Cost Free

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Help us illuminate Boston with 1620 lanterns!

2020 is the 400th Anniversary of the Mayflower, a connection to Boston’s own Pilgrim story.

Over the last 7 years we have been coordinating the Illuminate Festival spectacular procession, entertaining and bringing joy to the town’s residents on Thanksgiving Day. This year, the procession and programme of workshops to make it all, has had to be cancelled.

But we want to keep the candle burning!

Boston Borough Council and Transported would like to invite residents and businesses to share their hope, gratitude and reflection on Thursday 26th November in the creation of 1620 spectacular and beautiful lanterns, illuminated with candles or battery tea lights in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrim story, and in celebration of our community in the context of the Covid Pandemic.

We’re aiming to get Boston to create 1620 lanterns illuminated with candles or battery tea lights. Put this lantern in your window on 26th November and send us your photos

To make your own lantern, head to our Template Toolkit.

During your daily exercise, you can drop your lantern off in Fydell House to be a part of their window display. Drop your lantern off in the front garden between 10am-1pm on Tues 24 Nov and 10am-3pm on Wed 25 & Thur 26 Nov.

Share your windows with us! Tag us on social media (@transportedart) and use the hashtag #onesmallcandle 

Discover the lanterns in Boston

Lanterns made by you, your neighbours, businesses and schools will pop-up around the town on 26th November, discover them during your daily exercise and send us your photos: @transportedart #onesmallcandle

This event sits alongside the #onesmallcandle project – follow the link to find out more and to get involved. 


Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme which aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities.  The programme is overseen by the Centre of Culture and Creativity at the University of Lincoln, and is funded by the Creative People and Places fund from Arts Council England.

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