Salvaged lanterns brighten Torchlight Carnival

November 23, 2010
Author: Hannah

St Austell Carnival
The beautiful lanterns we made with local schools took to the streets on Saturday for a torchlit procession at St Austell Carnival.

St Austell CarnivalLuckily the paper and willow creations, stored at Eden, had survived the flooding and kids were able to see their handiwork in full glory.

And, thanks to epic all-night sewing sessions by Eden’s textile artist Sue Bamford, we were able to recreate the fantastic costumes for the carnival queens and her attendants, after they’d been completely destroyed by water.

The traditional celebration included giant figures, local bands and a procession through the town.

1 comment
Art, Community, Cornwall, Events, Flood, Fun
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One response to Salvaged lanterns brighten Torchlight Carnival

  1. Ahmet says:

    This is ridiculous, and inegros Cornish culture and the Cornish identity. What is a South West culture? There isn’t one. If they want to dream one up then fine, but leave us out of it, we’ve got our own culture and distinct identity. Why should our way of live be destroyed for the sake of a public funded, publicly ignored, and probably pointless QUANGO?A cultural strategy for Cornwall would be welcomed, if there has to be one at all!

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