Published: Saturday, 01 September 2012

WOW’s collaboration with Compass Point/South Street School and others to raise funds, has ensured that the spectacular lantern procession which took to the streets as part of the acta Get Together programme in December 2011 can be repeated this year as a community event. The Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade, a stunning parade of illuminated lanterns - large and small - made by local schools, community groups, families and individuals, is set for Saturday December 8th. The event, which starts in South Street Park, will end - weather permitting - with Bedminster’s own seasonal balloon glow provided by the locally based Cameron Balloons. Get involved in a community lantern-making workshop led by artists, help with organisation, and/or volunteer for the event: we’re holding an introductory meeting at Compass Point South Street School on Thursday September 20th at 7pm. For further details contactThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Published: Thursday, 03 May 2012

Local people who took part in, or watched, last year’s ‘Legends of Light’ procession through the streets of Bedminster (organised by acta as part of their ‘Get Together’ programme) will agree that it was spectacular - and that the making of lanterns large and small through the previous autumn in artist-led workshops in schools and community organisations was not only great fun, but also developed creative and social skills for a wide range of local people of all ages.  WOW is working with a group comprising 5 local schools, Compass Poiint Children’sCentre, acta, and Bedminster residents’ groups, to raise funding for the project to be repeated this year.   £1200 has already been awarded by Bristol City Council - £7000 more is needed by the end of June to ensure the project can run through the autumn term culminating in a procession on Saturday 15 December.