Illuminate: #onesmallcandle

Nov 26

Start Thursday
26-11-2020, 04:30pm

End Thursday
26-11-2020, 09:30pm

Cost Free

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Help us illuminate Boston!

“Just as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many.” – William Bradford

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, shops, businesses to illuminate the town by placing a candle or lantern in their windows on the 26th, giving thanks and expressing positive hope for the future – #onesmallcandle

This project is also across the Pilgrim Roots partners.

This event sits alongside the 1620 Lanterns project – follow the link to find out more and to get involved. 


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


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.

Find out more