Light up Eye

12th November 2022
Time TBC

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About This Event

 

Light up Eye is Coming!

 

Eye village is going to be the backdrop of a spectacular Lantern Parade in early November of this year. Just for one night, the village will be a sea of lanterns, musical performances, outside spectacles and people gathered, spreading light at the darkest time of the year. Everything in the parade will take inspiration from the Village, its history, community groups and its recent memories of creativity. 

 

A panel made up of Eye residents, chose La Septima who are a French based company to create a festival of light that will honour a recent cultural remembrance of the village.

The memory, the parade will honour is that of the Drakes Christmas lights. From the 1980’s to early 2000’s. George and Christine Drake would create the most amazing light displays that took over their home in the village, it attracted thousands of people from in and around Eye to visit and they raised a lot of money for Charities. Even now, some people still travel there every Christmas, hoping to experience them again.

Visit La Septima website: https://www.cielaseptima.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/compagnie.la.septima

 

 

 

 

Launch of Project

The official launch of the project is on the weekend of the 11th of June. And what better way to start off a parade than with lantern making workshops.
These workshops are a chance for people from Eye to come along and meet La Septima who will be creating the parade and help make lanterns too!
No experience necessary for the lantern making, all materials are provided and the workshops are for free.
All ages welcome too.
Everything in the parade will take inspiration from the Village, its history, community groups and its recent memories of creativity. La Septima are keen to meet as many people from Eye as possible to help make the parade even more special. This is also a a chance for anyone in the village to come and ask questions, offer stories and get involved too.
Drop in from 12pm-5pm on Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th of June.
Where: Leeds Hall on the high street of Eye village.
Price: FREE
No booking required.
The space is accessible for people who use wheelchairs or pushchairs.

 

 

We will be posting any updates on this page and on what’s on part of the website. Peterborough Presents and Eye are very excited about this project and cannot wait to see what lanterns and performances are produced!

 

To find out more about this project, contact Keely at Keely.Mills@neneparktrust.org.uk or 07436 031383