Light up Eye Lantern Parade


A night of community light!

On the 12th of Nov 2022, Peterborough Presents alongside La Septima and various community groups of Eye village took part and produced a spectacular lantern parade. There were 400 people walking in the parade, with the 200 lanterns that were made over the last year, lots of people lit themselves up too.

There were carols in garages, molly dancers on the high street,  a giant fish that chased a fisherman and even a tractor and more… much much more!

All of this was seen by another 600 people from the village, meaning that the parade reached 1000 Eye residents, also a big shout out to all those who watched us from their doorways and homes.  We just wanted to say thanks to every person that created a lantern, lent us items from costume to ladders,  everyone that danced, sang and to those who waited to see the parade. It’s been a real Village project that we hope people may want to see again.

Click below to see a short film of the event.


La Septima is a brilliant French/UK performance company selected by residents of Eye to lead on this project. They already run a magical lantern parade in Tonnerre, Burgundy and are delighted to be working with the community in Eye. The team includes Jonathan, Pauline, Noe, Martin and Adam. In 2022 they welcomed local creative Sarah Saxby into the team. For more details on La Septima visit 

A lantern in the shape of a large boar head, (over some persons head)
large Crowd shot of the lantern parade - with many people holding a lantern
Photo of 2 Brownies making their handmade lantern ready for the parade
Photo of the Eye Village Youth Club next to the church holding their glowing lanterns up proudly in the dark