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Blackfriars Stories: Waves of Wonder


Event details

Fri 6 December 2019 • 4:30pm – 7:00pm

EEA presents WAVES OF WONDER is a spectacular mass participatory event, with a particular focus on spotlighting and celebrating historical moments that connect to the theme of wonder and wellbeing, including a lantern procession led by our giant mechanical turtle, weaving its way through the streets of Southwark and culminating in Mint Street Park for a family disco finale! Free festive fun for all the family!

The parade on Friday 6 December starts at 4.30pm, Peabody Square, Blackfriars Estate, Southwark SW1 8HU.

The family disco with pyro sparkle finish is at Mint Street Park at 6pm.

This event is supported by the Illuminated River Foundation Community Fund.

There will also be a series of free lantern making workshops in the lead up to the event, open to all ages and abilities. The workshops will produce glowing lanterns inspired by the first four bridges of Illuminated River (London, Cannon Street, Southwark and Millennium), which will eventually become the guiding lights of the parade. No advance booking is required.

The workshops will take place at the following times:

Saturday 23 November, 1.30pm - 4.00pm

Lantern Making Workshop (Blackfriars Settlement, 1 Rushworth Street, London SE1 0RB)

Saturday 30 November

Guided Bridge Walk with Illuminated River, 2.30pm - 3.30pm (Meet Westminster Bridge, south side)

Lantern Making Workshop, 4.00pm - 7.00pm (Isha Yoga Centre, 1-2 Silex Street, SE1 0DW)

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