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Winter Lantern Festival 2017

The 2017 Hahndorf Winter Lantern festival will involve working with the local community and schools in order to create artful lantern sculptures that will be paraded down the main straight of Hahndorf and displayed in the Hahndorf Academy grounds. The Hahndorf Academy grounds will be transformed into a colourful and dynamic space, decorated with a large array of lanterns and dotted with local vendor food stalls as well as craft and activities including shadow puppetry, fire ...puppetry and mural workshops. The theme for this year is ‘Literary Arts’ and will include the use of poetry, either incorporated with lantern designs, or performed publicly. We will have a reading from local poet Gareth Roi Jones. Just before Sundown a candlelit lantern parade, accompanied by the town band, will make its way down the main street of Hahndorf and make an entrance back at the festival. Following this live bands will play leading up to a fire mural display at 8pm. People involved in making this event possible include local artists Tony Hannan, Rebecca Prince, Zinia King and Gabi Lane, The Hahndorf Academy staff and volunteers

Earlier Event: 21 May
Artist Talk with Silvia Stansfield
Later Event: 11 February
Meet the Artist - Roe Gartelmann