*Skills Workshop* Giant Willow Lanterns - FREE Masterclass

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Worthing Town Hall

Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall

Chapel Road


BN11 1HA

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Specialist workshop for participants in the Tide of Light event, and open to people of all abilities.

The aim of this workshop is to equip you with enough knowledge and confidence to think about designing a large structure for the parade on the 2nd November. Maybe you are working with a group of people or friends and needs some skills to build your lanterns.

In this creative arts lantern making workshop, training is offered at all levels. Creating large feature lanterns, there's plenty for people to get involved with. Working with expert artists from the New Carnival Company this session will inspire you to design a themed structure ready for the parade on the 2nd November.

Ongoing support after this workshop will be available. No experience required, we are encouraging registration from across the community.

The New Carnival Company are experts in carnival arts engagement and learning programmes and have over 25 years experience in this specialist field. Their flagship event The Isle of Wight Mardi Gras, held annually the last Saturday in June, is a best practice example of carnival in education, engaging over 30 schools and community groups from across the Island in learning, making and performing.

The Workshop will cover:


  • What’s realistic?

  • Group ability and age etc.

  • Health and safety issues with groups and delivery

  • Risk assessment

  • Duration of production

  • Carried/worn

  • Size

  • Articulation

  • Materials (See Below)

  • Tools – H&S issues

  • Lighting up

  • Designing



  • Framework/structure

  • Willow

  • Rattan

  • Wire

  • Aluminium

  • Fibre glass rods

  • Timber

  • Bamboo Canes

  • Fixtures and fittings

  • Covering sculptures

  • Decorations

  • Installing lights


  • Make frames/stretchers

  • Make an animals head

  • How to begin – working from a planned to scale design

YOU MUST REGISTER TO ATTEND - Places are FREE - Funding has been awarded from the Rampion Community Fund and Sussex Community Foundation

A light lunch will be provided

This workshop will bring together local residents, artists, carnival and parade organisers from across the South East to share knowledge and learn from the New Carnival Company. Funded by Rampion Wind Farm this FREE Workshop will help you to develop and enhance your outdoor events, develop your parades and carnivals and potentially secure you all important funding.

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Worthing Town Hall

Gordon Room, Worthing Town Hall

Chapel Road


BN11 1HA

United Kingdom

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