Lantern making for Barton Christmas Festival

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Young people living in the Barton upon Humber area had their first opportunity to see what would be in store for them on the lantern-making workshops held during October’s half-term in readiness for the town’s Christmas Festival the following month.

Jodie Hodson of The Ropewalk admires the monkey lantern which will grace Barton’s Christmas Festival lantern parade next month.

Artist Helen Scrimshaw had prepared a monkey-like lantern which was unveiled on the Barton Tourism Partnership stall at this month’s Farmers’ Market.

“Preparations get underway in earnest this October half-term with five days of workshops in Barton as well as other sessions at Goxhill and Scawby as young people make lanterns which this year have a circus theme,” said Janine Knight, project co-ordinator of children’s charity ST-ART which is organising the sessions.

The sessions, from 10am to 3pm from Monday, 29th October, until Friday, 2nd November at The Ropewalk are suitable for all ages and adults are especially welcome to come along and help with their children’s lantern making.

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

“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,” added Janine.

“We will be making both large-scale lanterns and lanterns small enough to be held by young people,” she said.  “If individual lanterns are made then there must be a commitment to attend two days that week although they do not necessarily have to be consecutive days.”

All lanterns will be left at The Ropewalk ready for the parade which will leave The Ropewalk at 5pm on Saturday 24th November.  After the parade they can then be taken home.

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

More details can be found on or by contacting Janine on 01652 660380.

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