2014 Event

Cornish Myths & Legends -Saturday December 6th 2014

A picture showing one of the lanterns at last years event, against a background of the firework show.

Banish the Darkness at Liskeard’s Winter Carnival!


Following on from the hugely successful ‘Mazed‘ project, Liskeard Lights Up in 2014 is all about Myths and Legends from South East Cornwall.

If you’re stuck for ideas, why not take a look at the tales here on the project’s website.

During October and November, our team of artists will work with local schools and community groups to make story-themed lanterns large and small. We will also be holding a series of free open workshops at the Liskerrett Centre. No experience is needed and all materials will be provided. All you need to bring is yourself and some old clothes.

Large lantern building workshops will be taking place every Tuesday (9.30 – 12.30) in the Liskerrett Centre Hall.

If you want to build a small lantern, workshops will be held on Saturday mornings from 9.00 -12.00, also at the Liskerrett Centre and starting from November 1st.

If you’d like to have a go at building a lantern with your own group or at home, or you just want to find out  more about what’s involved, take a look at the ‘How to Build a Lantern‘ page.

The Event

During the day, children can visit Santa Claus in his grotto, on Liskeard’s Fore Street. There will be face painting, opportunities for children to write that special letter to Santa, and each child will receive a small present. There will be themed activities around the town including storytelling and craft activities for children in Liskeard’s Museum on Pike Street.
As night falls, the lantern procession led by Liskeard Silver Band, Father Christmas, Liskeard Carnival Queen, and a Christmas shadow ‘piccy tree’, will weave its way, from the Cattle Market Car Park, through the streets of Liskeard, local people carrying their spectacular lanterns inspired by Cornish Myths and Legends. The procession stops on the Parade in the centre of town where there will be a sound and light display, the Christmas tree will be lit and there will be a short firework display. The procession then returns to the Cattle Market Car Park for dispersal.

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