The ever-popular community lantern making workshops are back!
Every year, during the lead up to the Illuminate parade, we hold free lantern making workshops where our talented team of artists will teach you, the community of Boston, how to create an illuminated artwork that you can bring along and walk with in the procession yourself.
During the weekend of the 11th and 12th November, Lumo Workshop, @lumoworkshop, co-founded by Lou Jones and Nadya Monfrinoli, will show you how to create tulip shaped lanterns for you to take home and you can help to make market-themed wearable props.
The sessions on this weekend will be starting later in the morning than the following weekend’s lantern making out of respect for Remembrance Day.
The lantern’s shapes will represent different elements of this year’s Illuminate theme which is the Boston T Party Illuminate Parade.
The event is a nod to the 250th anniversary of the historic Boston Tea Party, but also to Transported, the arts organisation behind the event and much of the public art in the town, and their 10th anniversary. The ‘T’ of the tea party acknowledges the recognizable Transported ‘T’ logo.
Transported is an initiative that has been dedicated to exploring and celebrating the diverse heritage and communities of Boston and South Holland. Planning this year’s Illuminate event has unearthed several key themes that have played a significant role in shaping the region’s identity and history, including:
- Agriculture, Food & Farming
- Fish & Maritime Heritage
- Wildlife, Birds & Migration
- Diversity, Culture & Language
Places are limited and must be booked in advance.
The sessions last 2 and a half hours each and are open to all ages and abilities. All materials will be provided.
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th November
11:30am-2pm or 2-4:30pm
The Local Community Centre, Boston
Any under 18s must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to both the silk/costume & lantern workshops and the 23rd November Illuminate parade event and supervised at all times. Transported cannot take responsibility for under 18s but rigorous safety precautions and risk assessments will be in place.