Lantern making with ST-ART

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Preparations get underway this October half-term for Barton upon Humber’s Christmas Festival as young people start work on the event’s Lantern Parade.

This year lantern making sessions , organised by the children’s art charity ST-ART, are being held not only at The Ropewalk throughout the week beginning Monday, 29th October but also for one day only at both Goxhill and Scawby.

This year the lanterns will have a circus theme so expect to see elephants, lions, circus dogs, jugglers and strong-men making their way through Barton’s town centre on November 24th.

The lantern making is once again being organised by ST-ART’s project co-ordinator Janine Knight who points out that the sessions, from 10am to 3pm from Monday, 29th October, until Friday, 2nd November are suitable for all ages and adults are especially welcome to come along and help with their children’s lantern making.

Sessions are also being held at Goxhill on Wednesday 31st October and Scawby on Thursday 1st November.

“We will be making both large-scale lanterns and lanterns small enough to be held by young people,” said Janine.

“If individual lanterns are made then there must be a commitment to attend two days that week although they may not necessarily be consecutive days.”

All lanterns will be left at The Ropewalk ready for the parade which will leave The Ropewalk at 5pm. After the parade they can then be taken home.

The cost of the workshops is £5 per day or £2 per half-day session.

Another half-term workshop being organised by ST-ART is jewellery making with Diane Higgins Lee which takes place on Thursday 1st November between 10.30am and 3.30pm.

The day workshop costs £10 inclusive of materials and is suitable for young people aged between 13 and 18 years. In this one day workshop Diane and her students will work with copper and silver to make a hammered ring. Saws, hammers, files and even a jeweller’s torch will be used to make the finished product. Everything will be provided and Diane will guide those taking part throughout the whole process.

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