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Date confirmed for Procession of Light to take place during Lancashire Encounter festival

Posted on - 4th June, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Arts, City Centre, Events, News, Preston City Centre, Preston Council
Part of the Guild 2012 torchlight procession Pic: Ruthie H

Part of the Guild 2012 torchlight procession Pic: Ruthie H

Preston city centre is to twinkle with light during a Saturday night in September as part of a biennial arts festival.

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Lancashire Encounter has confirmed the procession of light is to run on Saturday 24 September.

A torchlight procession is one of the highlights of the Preston Guild and the Encounter team, which is to bridge the gaps between the Guild, is inviting the city to take part.

Working its way through the city centre the procession of light is available to all community groups and businesses to take part.

A spokesman for Preston City Council said: “Building on the tradition of the Preston Guild torchlight procession, the organisers have announced a Procession of Light to bring together communities, organisations and businesses from across Lancashire to create an illuminating spectacle.

“The Procession of Light provides a unique opportunity to showcase Lancashire’s diversity, creativity and innovation.”

There’s a cost to taking part in the procession, £40 for community groups and £150 for businesses.

Prizes are being awarded for best in show, most innovative design and most illuminating entry.

Related: How to apply to perform at Lancashire Encounter

Lancashire Encounter is taking place at various venues across the city centre from Friday 23 September to Sunday 25 September. The city council has received £70,000 from the Arts Council to make it a permanent event every two years.

Applications to be part of the procession of light can be made via the city council website.

Will you be going to see the procession of light? Will you be taking part? Let us know in the comments below

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