17th - 19th November 2022


Festival of Lights / Lantern Parade

Artist: Fratton Big Local

Location: Departs from Dominos in Fratton at 6PM

Friday ONLY, 5.30pm

For the second time Fratton Big Local (FBL) is delighted to be part of We Shine. It is a magical evening of beautiful lanterns and inspiring drumming from Batala Samba Band in the heart of Fratton.

The lantern parade departs from the Dominos in Fratton for a prompt 6PM start and walk down Fratton Road to St Marys Church.

Lantern Workshops

Would you like to make a lantern? Join us at one of the free workshops and make a lantern to be collected by you on the night or you can make a lantern at home and bring it with you. Please note: all lanterns must be lit by battery powered lights only.
No booking required but please note some of the workshops are with pre-existing groups who have kindly opened their session to the wider community so space may be limited.

Tuesday 18th October – 11-12:30PM
At Buckland United Reformed Church, 174 Kingston Road, PO2 7LP
Nexus Women’s Creativity and Wellbeing Group (Women Only)

Saturday 22nd October – 10-12:30PM & 2:00-4:30PM
At Vestry, St Marys Church, Fratton Road.
Please enter via the Vestry door on the South (ASDA) side of the church.

Monday 24th 6:30-8:30PM
At Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, Fratton PO1 5JJ

Tuesday 25th 12:30-2:30PM
At the Deaf Centre, 279 Arundel Street, Portsmouth PO1 1LX

Wednesday 26th 1:30-4:00PM
At Make, 1 Cornwall Road, Fratton, PO1 5AA

Thursday 27th 1:30PM-4:00PM
At Fratton Friends Variety Club, Fratton Community Centre, Trafalgar Place, Fratton PO1 5JJ

Artist Bio:

Fratton Big Local is a Big Lottery funded 10-year project. It was launched in 2013 and aims to make lasting improvements to Fratton. It is run by a partnership of local residents.


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