How can you take part?

You can take part in the Longbridge Light Festival 2016 Community Parade whether you are an individual or part of a community group, band or school.

The parade is called 'Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter' (taken from a quote by Martin Luther King) and is being created by artist duo General Public (Elizabeth Rowe and Chris Poolman). The parade will be a celebration of all the different groups, individuals and voices that make up Longbridge and the surrounding Northfield district.

For more information about being part of the Festival Parade, including being a torch bearer or placard holder, please email


How can you be a TV star?

Calling all budding TV superstars and people with a great sense of fun, we need you!

Do you have a family member or friend that always has a bit of advice to give out, a tip, or shares the best way of doing things? 

Tips for saving time and money?
Clever tricks to get chores done?
Thrifty ways to make something out of nothing?

If so we would love you to be part of a new channel that will demonstrate tips, hacks and essential how-to’s during a series of roadshow events. We are looking for people who would like to share their skills in a pop-up TV studio that will be built by artists and the community. 

The channel will be premiered at the Longbridge Light Festival on the 22nd October, and hosted here at

For more information visit


How can you help?

We are looking for a number of Festival Volunteers. These volunteers will help make Longbridge Light Festival 2016 a really special and memorable festival. If you would like to be part of the team by helping to make the festival happen, talking to and welcoming festival visitors, please get in touch!

The festival is community-focused, with local artists, schools and community groups involved in events, activities and performances alongside international artists, and we’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help deliver the festival and make sure everyone has a good time. Being a volunteer at the festival is a great chance to get involved in a fun community event, meet some great people and discover something a bit unusual.

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    We are looking for:

  • Proactive, dedicated, enthusiastic and friendly individuals.
  • People who are interested in supporting an exciting community and family event with arts, music, dance and activities.
  • People who want to help people stay safe and ensure they enjoy themselves.
  • Volunteers must be available on Saturday 22 October from 4.30pm-10.30pm
  • Volunteers must be able to attend a volunteer briefing/introduction session on ONE of the following days: Thursday 6 October at 6.00pm OR Saturday 8 October at 2pm.
  • Festival Volunteers MUST be over 18, and happy to work outdoors in potentially adverse weather conditions (cold, dark, rain, wind). Hi-vis jackets will be provided.


  • Volunteer Marshal
  • Volunteer Festival Guide
  • Volunteer Invigilator/Interpreter
  • Volunteer Workshop Assistants

If you're interested please complete the online form here.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 25 September at 5pm.

For more information about being a Festival Volunteer please email