FROME LIGHT THE NIGHTCreating community art events especially lantern parades

Frome Light The Night create inspiring community celebration events. Led by artists Mel Day and Aliss Vaas who have decades of experience in community arts projects including the annual Frome Light The Night Lantern parade.

We help individuals, community groups and schools to participate in the making of incredible lantern parades through accessible, friendly and fun workshops. We focus on bringing people together to share in the making experience and being part of large and joyful events, filled with art, light, music and togetherness.

Lantern making is a wonderful school activity covering curriculum elements, working on 3D design, team work, arts and creativity.

We have many skills in leading other areas of participatory arts including banner, quilt, sculpture and costume making and are ready to work with groups to help develop your ideas.

We have been awarded public funding from The Big Lottery Fund, Frome Town Council and Frome People’s Budget.

We have PLI and full DBS.

People have said about our previous events:

“It was a fantastic experience for us as a family and the community as a whole. To have an opportunity for all ages and all sorts to come together and to create and be part of a collective festive spectacle was so rewarding.”

“It was creative, fun and bonding and made us feel extremely privileged to live in Frome.”

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