The Lantern procession takes place this year on Saturday September 15th and starts at 7.15pm.
Arguably the best of the Ulverston festivals events is the Lantern Procession part of the Ulverston Charter Festival which involves Ulverstonians creating lanterns and parading them through the town in winding rivers of light.
Each year there is a new theme and for 2012 it is ‘We’ve Built a Lantern Town’. Four separate parades converge on County Square from different areas of the town so that is the place to be!
The annual event culminates in an exciting display of theatrical performance and fireworks in Ford Park.
Lantern Making Workshops
Swarthmoor Reading Room
Fri 7th 5pm-8pm
Sat 8th 9am-6pm
Sun 9th 9am-5pm
Ford House – Ford Park
Mon 10th to Friday 14th
(No evening session on Wed 12th)
Kits to make lanterns at home are available for £4 at Ulverston Tourist Information Centre, the Book Shack in the indoor market and the Walking Boots stall on the indoor market. There is a display in the indoor market showing the making method
The 4 parades will follow the usual routes – participants should assemble at the Parish Church from 7.15pm, Croftlands Community Centre from 7.15pm, the Auction Mart from 7.30pm and Hillfoot Hotel from 8.00pm