23rd Oct, 2020

Town illuminated at first light festival

Aaron Wise 30th Nov, 2017

MORE than 60 brightly coloured lanterns bought light to the streets of Evesham in the town’s first ever Light Festival.

Hailed as a huge success by organisers, the inaugural event saw lanterns in a huge variety of shapes including fish, rabbits, stars, moons, butterflies, unicorns, jellyfish, octopi, Saturn and Cassini float through the town on Saturday, November 25.

The lanterns created a luminous spectacle as they wound through Abbey Park and around the bell tower, before making their way to Market Place ahead of the Christmas lights switch on event.

Clive Stewart, one of the festival’s organisers, said: “It was an amazingly successful event, with a huge range of lanterns of all sizes and colours.

“We were genuinely amazed by the fantastic support the event gained. A big thanks to all the people who joined us and made such a fantastic collection of lanterns, some even coming from as far away as Swansea.

“We’re very grateful to Shawn Riley of Wychavon District Council for his support, Crafters Companion for workshop sessions, marshals from Evesham Vale Running Club, photographers Charmaine Mitchell and Tina Coxon, and the Mayor and Town Crier, who helped make the event extra special.

“Thanks also to our organisers Kelly-Anne Archer, Gill Stewart and Colin Tether. We’re all really looking forward to next year’s light festival and people are already coming up with lots of ideas.”

Visit Evesham Light Festival’s Facebook page to view more photos from the event.

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