Illuminate 2016

Illuminate 2016 was the second in a series of annual light festivals that will tell the story of the Pilgrims. Organised by Transported in partnership with Boston Borough Council and Mayflower400, the Boston festivals will lead up to a huge international celebration in 2020 to commemorate the sailing of the Mayflower, and the arrival of the Pilgrim Fathers in America. Click here for more information about Boston’s connection to the Mayflower story .

The second Illuminate Festivals  included projections by Steven Hatton of Electric Egg and Popcorn Media, in addition to live music composed and conducted by Jo Freya and performed by  choirs from Boston West Academy, St Giles Academy and Wrangle School.

The stunning lanterns in the Illuminate parade were created by artists Ruth Pigott and Jess Thompson with groups from Fishtoft Council, Boston Explorers, Boston West Academy, Wyberton School and St Thomas’ School, all of whom carried lanterns in the parade with the help of local volunteers.

Images: Electric Egg Ltd

Project: Communities and Festivals