23. November 2017 - 17:30 till 20:00
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Illuminate 2017 | Boston, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom | Thursday, 23. November 2017

The third Illuminate Boston Festival follows the beautiful light parades and stunning projects of Illuminate 2015 and 2016, with the themes of hope and betrayal, building up to international celebrations of the 400th anniversary in 2020. This year, five different schools from across Boston (St Thomas's, Wyberton Primary, Boston West, Wrangle Primary and Giles Academy) will be creating spectacular new lanterns for the parade, to follow the stunning ships, stars and birds of previous years.

A choir of over 100 will perform the Mayflower Anthem – which was written especially for Boston’s Illuminate Festival by musician Jo Freya. The events tell the story of Boston’s connections to the Pilgrims and the Mayflower story.

The beautiful sweeping market place of Boston will be full of events and activities, including live performances and a Christmas Market. The Christmas lights will also be switched on during the evening.
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  • Would you like to be in the procession? We have several 'spare' lanterns in need of a date for the evening. If you're free from 5.30pm to 6.30pm this Thursday and would like to be in the middle of all of the action instead of watching it, we'd love to hear from you! Just email Anna.Scott@litc.org.uk or call 01406 701006 and we can find you your perfect lantern match :)
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx02uTv2nmY In the run up to Illuminate 2017, here's Rhubarb Theatre performing Mayflower, their version of the story of the Boston UK Pilgrims. Illuminate is this Thursday, starting at 5.50pm! #illuminate2017 #GetOnBoard2020
  • https://www.facebook.com/transportedart/videos/708903185970716/
  • Open workshops to make lanterns for the parade. Spaces are limited so if you'd like to book a place before they all go, contact Transported@litc.org.uk or message the Transported page :)