BROMSGROVE town centre will once again be illuminated as The Festival of Light Parade returns for another year.

The Festival, an atmospheric outdoor event, aims to bring together the people of Bromsgrove in a community celebration of togetherness and light.

The Artrix is programming the event and has once again collaborated with Kristoffer Huball to create stunning paper lanterns, which will be candle lit and paraded through Bromsgrove’s High Street.

Kristoffer, who has been working with community groups, schools and families to create the lanterns, said: "This year we’ve more than doubled the community work that we did in 2017, engaging 18 schools and community groups in lantern making workshops compared to last year.

"We’ve now made 521 lanterns, equalling our total with two weeks to go and we’re projected to finish with a total of more than 800.

"I’m so proud of everyone involved and can’t wait to see them all in the high street, shining real lights for the warmth of community outdoor art.”

This year's parade will see music, dance and stunning costumes as well as the candlelit procession along the High Street.

Bromsgrove Centres Manager Cheryl Welsh, who has part-funded the parade, said: “We are thrilled to once again have The Festival of Light in our town centre. How special to have so many Bromsgrove residents, of all ages and backgrounds involved in what is set to be a beautiful piece of outdoor theatre.”

Councillor Karen May, Bromsgrove District Council’s portfolio holder for economic development added: “This event follows last week’s remarkable lights switch-on and after party.

"Once again I am delighted that the High Street will be lit up not only with lanterns, but with the joy on the faces of everyone who joins in.”

The Festival of Light is a free family event on Sunday, December 9 at 5pm.

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