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Brighton sky to light up for Burning the Clocks celebration
8:30am Wednesday 12th September 2012 in News
A celebration of the festive season which is open to people of any faith will take place on the shortest day of the year.
Burning The Clocks was set up in 1994 as an antidote to the excesses of the commercial Christmas and as a way for the people of Brighton to come together.
It was established by community arts charity Same Sky, which marks its 25th anniversary this year.
The annual event sees residents parade hand-made paper and willow lanterns through the city.
More than 1,000 people take part in the parade and more than 20,000 spectators turn out to watch.
Same Sky was set up in 1987 and creates imaginative events and workshops across the city and the south east. Ahead of Burning The Clocks, the charity provides free lantern-making workshops to community groups for disadvantaged or vulnerable people.
John Varah, Same Sky’s artistic director, said: “Our aim is to guide people to create their best work. Then, by bringing these items together for Burning The Clocks, we’ve helped people to create something a bitmagical.”
Burning The Clocks takes place on December 21 and is free to join. The route is suitable for all ages and abilities. For more details visitwww.samesky.co.uk.