Make Your Own Torch Lanterns with Same Sky

Same Sky is working with Brighton & Hove City Council to celebrate the Olympic torch arriving in our city!

On 16th July (from 4pm), Same Sky will create a family fun day with free sports and arts activities in Hove Park. Families are invited to bring picnics and watch the Olympic torch bearer run through at 6.06pm. The park will be decorated with beautiful flame-shaped flags, designed by local school-children and when darkness falls, a spectacular Sky Dome show will begin. (All free!)

We have created special Make-Your-Own-Torch Lantern kits for Brighton and Hove residents to buy and make in the build-up to the event. They are a great indoor activity!

The kits provide instructions and all the materials to make two flame-shaped lanterns and cost £18. People who bring their torches to the event on the 16th July, will be able to have them electrically illuminated and then to take part in a procession of “Skynauts”, to truly become part of the event! The parade starts at 9pm and the fantastic Sky Dome show begins at 9.30pm.

The kits are raising money for Same Sky, Brighton’s community art charity. It’s been a hard year for a small charity and we need your support to be able to keep producing free events and workshops in the city. Please buy a kit and tell your friends about them.

Every year Same Sky produces two of Brighton’s best-loved events (as well as many others): Burning the Clocks – a winter lantern parade and bonfire spectacle to celebrate the shortest day of the year – and the Brighton Festival Children’s Parade – the largest children’s event in the UK. We create projects for people to celebrate their neighbourhoods and their lives and a large proportion of our work is with special needs groups, disadvantaged communities and vulnerable young people.

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Jenny – Same Sky

Kits are available to buy from the Royal Pavilion Shop and libraries across the city – including Jubilee, Patcham, Portslade, Rottingdean, Woodingdean, Whitehawk, Moulscoombe, Hangleton and Hove Library.

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