On Saturday 19 December, local arts organisation, Festive Road, will be producing Paraffinalia: a site-specific Midwinter Fire Festival in Campbell Park.
The event is free and celebrates the darkest of days with fire spectacles, processional lanterns, pyrotechnic effects and live performances, all based on the traditions of The Lord of Mis-rule and the The Bean King!
From 7pm audiences will be met by some extraordinary walkabout characters in the Open Air Theatre area and will be guided to the happenings beyond, where the parade of lanterns and illuminated structures will join the celebrations from across the park.
There’ll be a chance to interact with installations and performers and buy some refreshments before the main event –a 20 minute show featuring fire performers, traditional re-enactment and live music from The Kettle band.
Festive Road will be making lanterns every Saturday throughout November at MK Gallery and with several local school groups in the lead up to the event.
There will also be opportunities to take part in music workshops which will be lead by musician Tim Hill from the infamous Tongues of Fire.
If you want to know more or want to get involved please get in touch with Festive Road: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you fancy helping to make fire sculptures in the workshop next week? Or maybe you can help us set up the event at Campbell Park on 19th Dec. On the night of 20th Dec we’ll need lots of help with stewarding, car parking, rigging and feeding braziers to keep folks warm. We will also need litter pickers after the event! If you think you can help we’d be very grateful for any extra hands and feet…email email@example.com to get involved.