Winter Wonderland theme for Barton’s Lantern Parade

By janetuplin |

Work on one of the highlights of Barton upon Humber’s Christmas Festival, the Lantern Parade, begins soon with the launch of the lantern making workshops.

This year, the workshops have again been organised by the Barton based children’s charity, ST-ART, and have the theme, Winter Wonderland.
Janine Knight, ST-ART’s project co-ordinator, said the 2013 theme would encompass a diverse range of lanterns.

“The lanterns will include polar bears. Igloos, an Ice Queen on a sleigh, snow hare, fox, reindeer as well as lots of penguins,” she said.

“Workshops will be taking place from Monday, October 21 to October 25 at The Ropewalk and as well as five workshops, each lasting a day, at other venues throughout North Lincolnshire,” Janine continued.

“Lantern making is suitable for young people aged five years and over and their families and are always delighted when adults come along to help with their children or grandchildren’s lantern making.  Children under eight years must be accompanied by an adult”

Both large-scale and lanterns small enough to be held by young people are made and after the parade, which takes place on Sunday, November 30, then can be taken home.  If individual lanterns are made the only commitment is to attend for two days of that week although not necessarily two consecutive days.

At The Ropewalk there is a choice of half-day workshops both mornings, from 10am to 12 noon, or afternoons from 1pm to 3pm or full day workshops.

The village workshops begin at South Ferriby Primary School on Monday, October 21 and continue at Broughton Village Hall the following day, Barrow Village Hall on October 23, Wrawby Village Hall on October 24 and finally Winterton Playing Fields on the final day, October 25.

Each of these workshops runs from 10am to 3pm.  The cost of the full day workshops at The Ropewalk and at the other venues is £5 per day.  Half-day session workshops at The Ropewalk cost £2.

Funding for the Lantern Parade has come from Barton upon Humber Town Council, North Lincolnshire Council and LEADER.

More details, including how to book, can be found on the ST-ART website,

Flashback to last year's Lantern Parade.  Photograph courtesy of Simon Vickers Photography

Flashback to last year’s Lantern Parade. Photograph courtesy of Simon Vickers Photography

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