We are currently planning for this year’s Lantern Festival which will take place in Alexandra Park.  – Now in its 8th year this is the biggest annual event in North Belfast.

The theme this year will be Star Wars as 2017 marks the 40 anniversary.

We would like to offer your group the opportunity to take part in some visual art workshops.   Young people will have the opportunity to make various Star Wars themed lanterns/installations for the park/parade.

The workshops will be taking place from:

Monday 18th September – Friday 27th October 2017

We are very keen to encourage cross-community participation.  If you are currently working in partnership with another community group, it would be great to organise joint workshops.

We will provide all materials needed. If you would be interested, please complete the details below and email back to us.

Name of group/school  



Contact Name  
Contact Email  
Contact Phone Number  
What days / times would suit best?

(4 x 1.5hour sessions)  

How many young people would take part in each session?  
Do any of the young people have a disability?  
What age group are the young people?  

The festival takes place on the 29th & 30th October 2017 and we would love your young people to join us at the event.  Participants will be invited to take part in the parade which will leave Girdwood Community Hub on Monday the 30th October

It is going to be a fantastic event and we would love your school/group to be part of it.

I am going on annual leave today and will return on Monday 4th September.  If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me when I return.

Kind regards

Cecilia Heron

Good Relations Arts Worker

New Lodge Arts

Ashton Community Trust

5 Churchill Street  |  Belfast  |  BT15 2BP

Email: cecilia.heron@ashtoncentre.com  |  Web: www.ashtoncentre.com