Burning the Clocks is a unique community event held on the 21st of December, created by Same Sky, that brings the whole city together to mark the shortest day of the year. Local people make their own paper and willow lanterns, using our kits, and after parading through the city, they pass them into a blazing bonfire on Brighton beach, as a token of the year’s end.
Burning the Clocks is a lively celebration of the turning of the year but also a time for reflection and thought, who are we? Where have we been? Where are we going? What do we want for our City?
Burning the Clocks receives no guaranteed funding and so we rely on crowdfunding and the support of local businesses to make sure Burning the Clocks can go ahead each year.
In exchange for your support we offer a range of benefits such as exclusive hand made personalised lanterns to carry in the parade, VIP viewing tickets, The Burning the Clocks limited edition print by Graham Carter, joining us on the beach, large family lanterns and even lighting the BTC bonfire right in the heart of the action! Our crowdfunding page is now live.
*LANTERN KITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT
The Book Nook Hove £30.00
HISBE Food Brighton £30.00
Seed ‘n’ Sprout Kemptown £30.00
Royal Pavillion £33.00 (handling charge extra)
Burning the Clocks lantern packs contain all the materials you will need to make 2 of our Precious Planet lanterns. It allows 4 people, wristbands included, to take part in the Burning the Clocks parade and provides all the details you will need to join us on the event night.
There are lots of lovely photos and videos up on our facebook page right now, if you’d like to have a look click here.