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FREE Willow Lantern Workshop

Saturday 1st October
A very special art workshop to make sustainable Willow Lanterns to be used at the Aylesbury and Milton Keynes 2022 Festival of Lights Celebrations.

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Holy Cow Community Events and Buck Heroes (a Discover Bucks Museum project) are excited to invite you to a very special art workshop to make sustainable Willow Lanterns as part of the 2022 Festival of Lights Celebration.


The designers of the lanterns and their families will be invited back to see them both on display in our new Bucks Heroes Community Gallery at Discover Bucks Museum over October half term (24 – 29 October 2022).


There will be an opportunity to participate in the Milton Keynes Digital Light Festival on the 8th October if participants wish to attend (more details will be given nearer the time).


The expectation of all lantern designers is that they can attend our Aylesbury Festival of Light Parade on Sunday 30th October at 4.30-5.30pm so please save the date! Lanterns can be taken home on Sunday 30th October after the parade or picked up from Tuesday 1 November at Discover Bucks Museum (please check our opening times here.


Workshop Times

Saturday 1 October: 1st session 10am – 12.30pm

Saturday 1 October: 2nd session 1.30pm – 4pm

Both sessions are exactly the same.


Booking Details

The workshop is FREE but participants must pre-book. Please click on the link below. You will need to book a ticket for each participant and parent/guardian attending.

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Terms and Conditions

All lanterns will be used at both parades with the lantern makers holding them or by a Holy Cow Community representative if the lantern maker is unable to attend. Holy Cow Community Events and Discover Bucks Museum cannot be held responsible for any accidental lantern damage that occurs through lantern use at both parades. There are 30 FREE spaces available over the 2 sessions. Workshops suitable for 6-13 year olds. An adult or guardian must be present for assistance.


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