Lantern Processions

Are some of our most popular and enduring projects. A procession draws together individuals and groups from a community that may not know, or be actively suspicious of each other. They work together on creating a promenade celebratory event walking through the community at dusk using simple but beautiful creative tools including lantern-making, music and puppetry.

Hare Lantern
Buxton Lanterns (2012)

North Lichfield Lanterns (2006-9)
We worked for a number of years with a wide of partners, including local schools and childrens’ services; the police and fire services; and the local development agency. They worked together to create a lantern procession that marked the start of winter at the end of October each year. The North Lichfield Partnership now deliver the procession each year project independently of B Arts, drawing on the skills and networks created over three years of work. A documentary video about the project is on our videos page.

This project was awarded Best Community Engagement Project at the Regen W Midlands awards 2009.

Photo: Hilary Hughes