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 following the link.

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. To read more follow the link.


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 been made by lead artist Ruth Evans.   To read more follow the link.

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 this year’s plans follow the link

Gravy Wrestling Cleanup

rosenbowl28 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.

Summer Storytelling

On 4th August 2017 members of Stacksteads Countryside Park Group held their second Story Telling event, following a very successful one in 2016. We once again employed Sue Allonby, a talented story teller who can transfix the children with her wonderful tales.
Between stories there were activities – model making with Fimo, getting messy with clay, bubbles galore to blow and snacks and drinks that Morrisons contributed towards. The weather was fine and a good time was had by more than 40 parents and children.;

Next Cleanup

Our next clean up project – the path from Holy Trinity to Tunstead Estate arranged for 10am Saturday 8th April 10am-12 noon.

Cohen’s Are Sweeties!

Cohen’s Chemist in Stacksteads carried on the good work started at Bacup and Stacksteads Carnival with Stacksteads Countryside Park Group by holding a competition to guess the number of sweets in the jar.

Their target for the event was 400 pounds, and the poor weather at the start of the day meant the takings fell a little short of this amount – so Cohen’s decided to accept the challenge and raise the difference in their shop. Bob Hoey won the jar by correctly guessing 383 sweets, and declared he’d share the prize with his grandchildren

Pictured (l-r) Tom Daniels (Vice Chair SCPG), Imran Zaman, Emma Coyle, Carol Bulmer, Clare Blakeley, Sarah Croisdale, Katie Lord (all Cohen’s Chemist) and
Bob Hoey (winner !)


Light up the Valley 2016

lotvGreat record of workshops and Lantern Parade from 2016 ‘Light Up The Valley’ Click Here