This year, Light Night Leeds really want to make sure the Light Night Parade celebrates all of the brilliant people living in Leeds.
Here’s what you can take part in this year:
When Dreams Run Wild Lantern Making and Parade – We are working closely with Liverpool-based The Lantern Company to create a centre piece for the Parade, titled ‘When Dreams Run Wild’. The idea is for them to create a large lantern of a child sleeping in a bed, surrounded by smaller star shaped lanterns. We really want groups like yourselves to influence what this looks like by feeding in to the design of the larger lantern, to create some star lanterns yourselves, and to walk with the centre piece in the Parade on the 10th October, showing off what you have made! Register your interest in this by e-mailing myself on Shannah.firstname.lastname@example.org or Callum on email@example.com.
Craft Activities Workshops – Available on three different dates and locations, these workshops are a family friendly chance to make a crafty lampshade that can either be in the Parade, used to decorate Gipton Old Fire Station, or be used on the set for Northern Rascals’ Tales of the Mesmerist that is being performed on Dortmund Sq. This is a chance for all the family to get involved in making something really creative! You can book on these on the following.Eventbrite links: 31st August 2019 @ Leeds Town Hall 28th September 2019 (1pm slot) @ The Old Fire Station Houses, Gipton 28th September 2019 (1:45pm slot) @ The Old Fire Station Houses, Gipton 10th October 2019 @ Leeds Town Hall - This involves being in the Launch Parade!
Glow in the Dark Face and Body painting –This is a different way to take part in the Parade. Have you always wanted to paint? What better way to start than using your own skin as the canvas! Leeds-based artist Marie Koehl will be running 2 workshops in a safe and non-judgemental environment, with people being able to choose whether they just paint their faces or go that bit further.
Having learned some new techniques, you can then show off your creations on Light Night itself by taking part in the Parade. To take part in these you can book on to a workshop here: 25th September 2019 @ The Middle Floor, Wharf Chambers 2nd October 2019 @ Leeds Beckett University – Student Union 10th October 2019 @ Leeds Town Hall – This involves being in the Launch Parade! We really hope to see as many of you involved this year as possible, it’s set to be our biggest and best festival with loads to see and do on both nights. We really do want to see Leeds represented by the wonderful people who make it the amazing city it is. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to drop me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Callum.Holt@leeds.gov.uk