Pre-Registration Form

Published: Thursday, 10 September 2015

If you've bought one of our offical lantern kits and want to join us this year on Saturday December 12th as part of the Parade, pre-registering is now open via our website at

Date set for the 2015 Parade!

Published: Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Big decisions last night from Lantern HQ! 

After much discussion, consultation of the oracles and whatnot, we’ve zeroed in on the date for this year’s super splendid Lantern Parade.

Saturday 12 December 2015

Grab your biggest marker pen and get circling this date in your diaries!  Tell your friends and family, because they don’t want to miss out on this one…

We’ll be sending out an invite via facebook shortly, so why not join the Bemmy Lanterns group so you can get all the latest notifications and updates as they happen!

Love from the #bemmylanterns team!

Why a massive de-clutter helped make Bedminster shine

Published: Wednesday, 03 June 2015

Pretty much everyone I know regularly complains about, well, just having too much "stuff".  

Too much stuff clogging up their houses, attracting dust and generally making it impossible for them to feel like they are proper adults with sparkly show homes.

Whilst my chums might be a bit extreme in their overabundance of stuff, they are not alone.

How do I know this? 


Because of the incredible response we got to the call for donations for the Old Fashioned Jumble Sale we held last weekend!


Kind people from all over Bedminster (and further afield!) whizzed through their houses and brought along stack of gorgeous pre-loved items and the South Bristol Christian Centre was transformed into a treasure-trove of jewellery, clothes, toys, books and other assorted nicknacks and oddments.

 A crew of fantastic volunteers sorted and placed this glorious collection of jumble into little “departments” and set about helping visitors dig through to find that perfect pre-loved item (including, for one visitor, a copy of the infamous  Fifty Shades of Grey 'for a friend'!)  Other stalwart volunteers made sure everyone was well fed and watered with an array of drinks and biccies and even burgers from Tony’s awesome BBQ.


All in all, the Jumble Sale raised about £270, which means we are £270 closer to our fundraising goal and that little bit nearer to making this year’s Lantern Parade a reality!


So, now we have some shinier houses and an even shinier Bedminster in the offing! 

A huge well done to everybody involved!

love from the #bemmylanterns team x


Announcing the 2015 Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade?

Published: Tuesday, 03 February 2015

Will they? Won’t they? Arg! I can’t wait to find out?  Why are they torturing me?  Just spill it, already!!!


It’s worse than the cliff-hanger of a certain recent drama series, isn’t it?

Shall I put you out of your misery?


Well, ok then!

The 2014 Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade was an unbelievably crazy success - the amazing lanterns, the wonderful musicians, the electric atmosphere across Bedminster and, of course, the utterly fantastic firework display at South Street Park!

So, we totally have to do this again but (yep, there’s a “but”) if we are going to do this, we’re going to need some help.

We’ve crunched the numbers and if we want to put on the Lantern Parade this year, we need to raise £14,000.


How do we get to the £14,000?

Well, we will be seeking funding from some fabulous initiatives and we’ll be doing a whole bunch of activities to raise funds again this year – more on that to follow – but we need the creative, fundraising awesomeness of you lovely folk to help us get over the line.

Are you a baker or jam maker who can sell your tasty wares?  Are you a musician who could take part in a music night or can you use your fantastic organisational skills to run a charity music night?  Can you run a fundraising quiz?  Are you a business owner who could donate something towards a prize draw?  Can you host a fundraising wine-tasting?  What about your car boot sale skills? 

Do you have an amazing idea that you can put into action and raise some dosh?

If you would like to help make the 2015 Bedminster Winter Lantern Parade a reality, just get in touch with us, either via the #bemmylanterns Facebook, Twitter or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Remember, however grand and glorious or small and perfectly formed, every single bit of cash can help us light up the streets of Bedminster again!

Love from the #bemmylanterns team! x