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Help us Illuminate Rotherhithe


Illuminate Rotherhithe is a celebration of our community's history. It will incorporate free events - talks, films, music and dance - from 22-26th November 2018. 

The festival will begin with a community lantern procession, led by London Bubble, on Thursday 22nd November. 
The procession will begin at 5pm in Mayflower Park, and wind through the streets of Rotherhithe.

In the build up, we are running a series of free lantern making workshops which are suitable for everyone aged 6 or over.
The lanterns are made from withies covered in PVA coated tissue. They take time to make (but are very satisfying!)

Would you like to help?

We are looking for volunteers to
- Make a lantern for the procession
- Help others to make one at public workshops, and with other community groups, including older adults that we work with in sheltered accommodation.
- Take part in the procession on the evening of 22nd November 

Times & dates
You need to come to a training session on either
Wednesday 10th October 
or Monday 15th October
At London Bubble, 3-5 Elephant Lane, Rotherhithe, SE16 4JD

Once you have attended a training workshop, we are looking for volunteers to offer support at one or more workshop in late October/early November

Public workshops will be on
Saturday 20th October, 2-4pm
Monday 22nd October, 6:30-8:30pm
Tuesday 23rd October, 1:30-3:30pm
Saturday 27th October, 2-4pm
Saturday 3rd November, 2-4pm
Saturday 10th November, 2-5pm
Saturday 17th November, 1-4pm
Sunday 18th November, 1-4pm

All of the workshops are at our base in Rotherhithe, or nearby. 

If you would like to find out more, get in touch with Georgia or send her a competed registration form to book your place at the training workshops.

"Going from someone who had no idea of how to make a lantern to finding myself teaching others, seeing the project through to that wonderful evening walking out lanterns through streets. New skill learned, new friends made." Penney, Illuminate Volunteer 2017

Images courtesy of Southwark Borough Council

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