HUNDREDS take part in magical lantern procession.

A mini-zoo came to life as the animal-themed procession saw illuminated tigers and rhinos mixing with a giraffe, a flamingo, a penguin, a unicorn, elephants, a leopard and many more creatures and creations.  The Light Up the Valley lantern parade left Globe Studios and…

Lantern Parade Update

A SPECTACULAR procession of lanterns will be held in Stacksteads on Saturday October 28. A series of workshops have been held to help people of all ages make and decorate their own lanterns for the procession. The Light Up The Valley parade will leaves…

Weekend Workshops

Thank you everyone who came along to this weekend’s making sessions held on Saturday and Sunday at Globe Studios in Stacksteads. You still have two days to make your lantern because Ruth, Felix and the team will be opening the studios next weekend October…

Pride of Our Valley

We are proud to have been nominated for the Pride of our Valley Award at this year’s Rossendale Business Awards. The winner of this award will be the individual or club, group or association that is, in the opinion of the judging panel, the…

Newchurch Rainbows, Brownies and Guides Create Lanterns

AMAZING lanterns have been created by Rainbows, Brownies and Guides ahead of the Light Up The Valley parade that will be held in Stacksteads. Read more Newchurch Guides with lanterns ready for the parade in Stacksteads.

Creative lanterns set to showcase in procession

BEAUTIFUL, colourful and imaginative lanterns have been created for the Light Up The Valley lantern procession on October 28. Several workshops have already been held across Rossendale, with more to come in the next few weeks. Find out how you can get involved by…

Volunteer lands creative role in lantern parade

A VOLUNTEER who has offered his skills for free for six years has been commissioned to help the Light Up The Valley lantern parade. Andy Keir has been volunteering with the Horse and Bamboo Theatre, but is now working to help facilitate lantern making….

Workshops begin with a showcasing of lanterns at The Fest

RESIDENTS got the first glimpse of this year’s Light Up The Valley lanterns at Edgeside’s The Fest. Most of the lanterns in the procession will be made in a series of workshops running until the parade in October, but some special creations have already…

Lantern Procession promises to be the best yet

THOUSANDS of people will benefit from this year’s lantern parade thanks to grants worth thousands of pounds supporting workshops across the Valley. It is two years since the first parade was held and since then the event has grown each year. To read about…

Gravy Wrestling Cleanup

28 August 10.00am-12.00 noon – Cleanup around The Rose and Bowl ready for the World Gravy Wrestling Championships on Bank Holiday Monday. Bacon butties and brew for helpers afterwards.