Would you like to be part of Longbridge Light Festival big community parade?

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

Artists General Public have been working in Longbridge this year with some wonderful groups to create handmade banners to showcase as part of a celebratory torch lit parade as part of the light festival! There will also be a brass band performing in the parade! B31 Voices, Turves Green Girls School, Colmers Secondary School, Frankley Library Art Group, and more have created some incredible banners and we need enthusiastic people to help make the parade happen, can you help?

Would you like to be a torch bearer? Would you like to carry a placard?
You can either hold a flag, placard or be a fire torch bearer (Please note under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and you will need to be over 18 to be a fire torch bearer.)

What do you need to do?

Read through this information and then fill in a form here or email for more information.

How much time will this take?
Not much! We just need you to fill in a form and specify which role you would like to do and turn up the night for a short briefing and then participate and celebrate with us in this exciting parade.

Briefing and Parade times:
On the 22nd October the evening of the festival we will all gather from 5.45pm in the Conference Centre in Bournville College (the Gold building) where refreshments will be provided. We will have a Parade briefing at 6:00pm.

The parade will start at 7:00pm and last for approximately 20 minutes, walking round the festival site. The parade route will finish back at the Conference Centre where we will store the banners/placards, extinguish the torches and again refreshments and toilet stops.

We will be finished by around 7.30pm and hope that you all explore the rest of the festival activities!

More information about the parade:
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. General Public have been working with lots of community and school groups who have been producing large fabric banners and placards, showcasing what is important to them.

To sign up to be part of the parade fill in a form here or email for more information.