Join us for this years stunning lantern parade through the centre of Crawley gathering in the Memorial Gardens. This years theme celebrates ‘North, South, East and West’. The afternoon continues with live music, dance and community stalls. There will also be a selection of international food for sale. A spectacular fireworks display brings celebrations to an exciting end.
If you’d like to take part in this beautiful parade you can join us to make a lantern at free community workshops on 27th October – Crawley Library – 10am-12.30pm & 1.00pm-3.30pm.
Residents in Crawley can show off their creative side at free workshops organised by Same Sky in partnership with Crawley Borough Council
We will be visiting community venues and schools across the town over the next few weeks, delivering free, family-friendly, creative art workshops, where participants will make lanterns and bunting.
The artwork will be an integral part of THRIVE, their annual, celebratory event in the Memorial Gardens on Saturday 30 November from 2.30pm. Workshop participants will be invited to take part in an evening parade around the town centre alongside samba bands and bhangra drummers, before returning to the Memorial Gardens for a fantastic fireworks display.
Visitors can take part in activities including arts and crafts in the bandstand, community stalls and a cultural kitchen food tasting stand and enjoy music featuring local acts and a professional headliner.
We work with communities to create unique, participatory and inclusive projects that empowers them to celebrate their town and history.
The open access community workshops will be held on:
26 October, Crawley Library, 10am-12.30pm and 1-3.30pm
30 October, Worth Park, 10am-12 noon
1 November, The Hawth, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1-3pm
20 November, Broadfield Community Centre, 3.30-5.00pm
23 November, Crawley Museum, 10.30am-12.30pm and 1-3.30pm
“Same Sky charity are brilliant organisers, they use art to bring communities together. I hope this will show off the originality and talent that Crawley has to offer. This will be an event you don’t want to miss!”
Cabinet member for Wellbeing, Councillor Chris Mullins’s