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Illuminate! Festival of Light lantern lighting weekend

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 December 2012

Lanterns, lanterns and more lanterns – giant willow ‘fruit and veg’, silhouette jam jars, paper bags with magical cutouts and shadow light-boxes – will all be lit up in the final events in the Garden’s ‘Festival of Light’. There will be  two late afternoon/early evenings where all of the lanterns will be glowing, you’ll be able to enjoy mulled wine and festive treats from the Garden cafe, there will be story-telling and music and you can enjoy the Garden Pavilion decked out in festive greenery and giant paper pompoms,

Saturday 15 December, 2-7pm

Saturday is all about raising funds for the ‘Pedal Power Cycling Club‘  – a local cycling club for people with learning disabilities and their family and friends . Singers from the Jubilee Community Choir will lead a carol concert from 3.30 – 5pm and there will be a Christmas homemade goodies stall and Tombola from 2pm. Jubilee Singers is a group of community singers who meet every Tuesday evening in school term time at Politi Arts Centre, 10-12 Manor Rd in Stoke Newington  and everyone is welcome.

Sunday 16 December, 3-8pm

Sunday will see the return to the Garden of Sonia Caller from the Caravan of Story tellers who will share magical in the Pineapple House from just after 3pm. Then once the lanterns are all lit up, there will be a festive ukulele strum along with local Dalston resident David Harrison. If you have a ukulele, please bring it along and join in. The evening will be rounded off at 7pm by carols led by the choir from Dalston’s Shiloh Pentecostal Church.

On both evenings the Garden will be serving warming festive drinks.



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