What’s on? Coming up, ‘Illuminate‘ across the Pilgrim Roots region:
Join residents in Austerfield and Bawtry in South Yorkshire as they commemorate their historic links to the Pilgrims’ story – starting in William Bradford’s home village – and finishing with a lantern parade in nearby Bawtry on Sunday 19 November 2017.
Find out more at Eventbrite.
Join us for our first Illuminate Lantern Parade commemorating Bassetlaw’s role in the Pilgrims’ story, by making lanterns with professional artists then joining Retford’s Illuminate Parade on Tuesday 21 November 2017 – an Arts Council England funded project led by Bassetlaw District Council.
Free Lantern Workshops at:
Aurora Wellbeing Centre, Worksop (S80 2BP) Tuesday 24 October 10am-4pm – with Jess Kemp
Bassetlaw Museum, Retford (DN22 6LD) Friday 27 October 10am-4pm – with Jess Kemp
Grove Street Methodist Church, Retford (DN22 6LB) Saturday 11 November 10am-4pm & Sunday 12 November 12pm-5pm – with Jess Kemp & Vincent Canning
Register on Tuesday 21 November from 4.30pm on Carolgate (near Wilko’s) for a parade start of 5pm to the Market Square
Join us for our first Illuminate Lantern Parade commemorating West Lindsey’s role in the Pilgrims’ story, by making lanterns with professional artists then joining Gainsborough’s Illuminate Parade on Wednesday 22 November 2017 – an Arts Council England funded project with West Lindsey District Council.
Free Lantern Workshops at:
Trinity Arts Centre, Gainsborough (DN21 2AL) Monday 23 October 10am-4pm – with Julie Willoughby of zoomorphia
X-Church, Gainsborough (DN21 1BY) Thursday 26 October 10am-4pm – with Kirsty Champ
United Reformed Church, Gainsborough (DN21 2JR) Saturday 18 November 10am-4pm & Sunday 19 November 10am-4pm – with Julie Willoughby & Vincent Canning
Register on Wednesday 22 November from 4.30pm on Silver Street (near Argos) for a parade start of 5pm to Gainsborough Old Hall.
Illuminate in Boston is a annual festival which has taken place on the last Thursday in November since 2015. Each Illuminate festival has built on the last, exploring Boston’s connection to the Pilgrims’ story and what brought the Pilgrims to Scotia Creek one dark night in the autumn of 1607. Illuminate features a procession with spectacular lit-lanterns created in workshops with local schools and community groups in the run up to each year’s event. Previous Illuminates have had a replica of the Mayflower ship, Pilgrims, birds and stars lanterns. The festival also features light projections and music.
Illuminate will lead up to a huge international celebration in 2020 to commemorate the sailing of the Mayflower, and the arrival of the Pilgrims in America. For more information about Boston’s connection to the Mayflower story, visit http://www.mayflower400uk.com/boston/.
Illuminate is a partnership with Transported (an Arts Council England project) and Boston Borough Council.
Illuminate: Mayflower Performance & Craft Workshop
See Rhubarb Theatre perform Mayflower in Boston Market Place on Thursday 26 October, 10am-3pm, a 15 minute performance based on the Pilgrims’ story – getting us ready and in the mood for Illuminate on Thursday 23 November! Performances throughout the day in Boston Market Place.
Join in with Illuminate themed crafts with artist Nadya Monfrinoli. Find out more here.
Illuminate: Lantern Making Workshops
Working with artists Ruth Piggott (from Curiosity Creators), Jess Thompson, Nadya Monfrinoli and Kathleen Smith.
Book your place to make a stunning lantern, and come and join us for our third annual Illuminate festival! At:
Geoff Moulder Activity Room, Rowley Rd, Boston PE21 6JE
Sunday 15 October 10am to 3pm, Saturday 21 October 10am to 3pm & Sunday 22 October 10am to 3pm
Boston Guildhall, South Street, Boston PE21 6HT
Saturday 28 October 11am to 3pm & Saturday 18 November 11am to 3pm
Spaces are limited, so book your place by emailing Lauren on Transported@litc.org.uk or calling 01406 701006. Suitable for those aged 7 and up, but all under 16s must be accompanied by an adult please. Find out more here.
Please note: you must be available between 5.30pm and 6.30pm on 23/11/2017
Illuminate 2017 Boston
Thursday 23 November, 5.30pm-8pm: The third fantastic Illuminate Festival will build on the serene light parades and stunning projects of Illuminate 2015 and 2016 to tell the story of the Boston Pilgrims and the town’s connection to the Mayflower, building up to international celebrations of the 400th anniversary in 2020. Find out more here.
Details coming soon