Events taking place in South Hill, in nearby villages, in Callington and further afield…
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The Christmas Lights will be in place (thanks to the volenteers of the Chamber of Commerce.), the tree will be decked, join us for the countdown to light up our town! We will be joined by Pop Choir, Kj’s Entertainment – Magic Martin and Launceston Town Band too!
Fun and fesitivies in the square, music, minces pies, entertainment and more. Please come and join us!
Plymouth will see Royal William Yard illuminated by design, art and inspiration inspired by the values of Mayflower 400; freedom, humanity, imagination and future. The four day event will start with a civic reception on Thursday 23rd November where the Lord Mayor along with representatives from Mayflower 400 will board a boat near to the Mayflower Step…s and journey by water to Royal William Yard.
Emily Handslip, Director of Urban Splash said: “The festive season at The Yard is one of the most magical and important times of the year, so we are delighted to be working with Plymouth City Council to celebrate this incredible festival of light. Our amazing buildings at Royal William Yard will provide the perfect backdrop for the Illuminate light art and we hope everyone visiting The Yard over this four-day event has a fantastic time.”
The big night will then take place on Friday 24th November, with workshops, installations, performance and projections continuing through to Sunday 26th offering various opportunities for families and children to take part in activities or simply to wonder at the incredible illuminations lighting up the former naval victualling yard.
Charles Hackett, Chief Executive of Mayflower 400 said: “Illuminate is one of the milestone international events in the Mayflower calendar and we’re really excited to see this year’s event grow and develop into a light festival across multiple days. Our vision is that Illuminate combines community participation with artist exhibition. We aim to build Illuminate year on year to create a signature event that not only forms a signature part of the Mayflower 400 programme, but has the strength and legacy to continue well beyond 2020.
To see Illuminate grow and take on a new location for this year is very positive and I look forward to seeing the event encompass more areas of the city in future years.”
Light projections have been designed and mapped by The Media Workshop and Plymouth College of Art, who as part of the European funded project Euranim, will be working in collaboration with animation students from across France, Belgium, Hungary, Denmark and Finland.
Light Art installations and visual pieces will also form part of the event, created by the staff and students from the University of Plymouth’s School of Art, Design and Architecture, led by Professor Chris Bennewith who was formerly Creative Director for Wellington’s LUX Light Festival in New Zealand and has worked both in the UK and internationally on major light events.
Professor Chris Bennewith, Head of School Art, Design and Architecture of University of Plymouth said: “Light Festivals around the world create wonderfully vibrant and social events for cities and their citizens to enjoy. They are a fantastic display of a city’s creativity and a great, fun, family event that gives people something to look forward to during the dark winter months. We are excited to be able to show off some of the region’s excellent creative talent, something to be really proud of!”
Enter the Christmas spirit and start your Christmas shopping by supporting local producers at this fantastic craft fair. Locally made products including bags, bunting, jewellery and other unique handmade gifts. Free entry.
Join the Jo Downs Team and make your very own fused glass artwork*. No Need to Book – Just come along to our Launceston Gallery, all ages welcome. *Workshops are FREE to attend but a small charge will be made for materials used.
st Sampson’s Church Carols by Candlelight.
Traditional carols and readings and a selection of carols by John Rutter, sung by the Golberdon Girls and the Sampsonettes.
Followed by mulled wine and mince pies.
Bring a torch as their are no street lights at South Hill.
it will be a memorable and moving evening.
Come and join us for a fun filled Christmas Wreath making workshop and create your own piece of festive cheer.
£30 per person includes all materials, a complimentary tea or coffee and mince pie and cream.
These wreaths will be made on a 12″ plastic backed oasis ring and will adorn your front door throughtout the festive period.
Venue – Honicombe Manor, PL17 8JW
If you have scissors, secateurs and gardening gloves you might like to bring these along. Any of your own greenery would be most welcome but not essential and any personal fesitve decorations you might like to add to your creation would be great.
You can pay the full amount or a deposit of £5 using Paypal via my email address janesfloraldesigns@googlem
Thank you. Dee and I look forward to welcoming you.
A service for all the family A combination of messy church and Christingle. Make your own Christingle and find out what it means.
Followed by sherry, juice and a festive treat.
A great way to start Christmas.