Anyone who came to the Lantern Parade will know that this piece of land in the Riverside Park is really in need of drainage
Great news ! With the award of a grant from Rossendale Council’s Living Well Living Better Project we finally have enough money to do the work ! When it’s complete we’ll be setting up a little gardening group to keep it looking smart. If anyone’s interested in joining that please contact any member of the group
A goodly number of hardy Stacksteads folks turned out in the freezing cold to see the Grand Annual Switch on of the School Street Lights. Our Christmas Fairy was impressive as ever in he new light-up suit and ably assisted by her two elven helpers.
Many thanks to the staff of School Street News for their provision of refreshments and to everyone who donated towards new lights and the trimming of the tree for next year. Happy Christmas Everyone. Ho Ho Ho!
Well done to all our hardy volunteers who braved the cold and wet tonight at the SCPG stall on Bacup Christmas Market – and thanks to everyone who donated items for the stall. The amount raised will be revealed soon – watch our Facebook Page.
SCHOOL STREET CHRISTMAS LIGHTS GRAND SWITCH ON !
SUNDAY DECEMBER 10TH 5PM
JOIN OUR CHRISTMAS FAIRY AND HER LITTLE HELPERS AT THE PAPER SHOP – PREMIER NEWS – FOR REFRESHMENTS AND A QUICK SING SONG !
Lights funded by local residents. Refreshments sponsored by Premier School Street News THANK YOU EVERYONE !
Our Remembrance Service this year was held on Friday 10 November at Toll Bar Peace Garden. Thanks for the support from Stacksteads Band, VIC Choir, local Veterans and the Mayor and Mayoress of Rossendale.
And most importantly for the support of the residents and children from Stacksteads Methodist Playgroup, and Holy Trinity and St Joseph’s Primary School. A very important event in the Stacksteads calendar.
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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 snaked around Stacksteads Recreation Ground to the sound of the rhythmic Dhol Drummers. Then it silently weaved its way along the riverbank, passing illuminated art installations which were hidden in the trees and banking.
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 Globe Studios at Toll Bar, Newchurch Road, Stacksteads, at 6pm. Stacksteads Countryside Park Group has organised the procession for three years and this year the event had been managed by the Horse and Bamboo Theatre. After the lanterns have been paraded from Toll Bar, along the riverside to The Glade, food and refreshments will be served.
Everyone is then invited to The Boo in Waterfoot for a celebration where the O’Gorman Brothers will be entertaining and the lanterns will be displayed.
Rawtenstall Market is also offering people who have made a lantern a second chance to parade them – at the switch on of Rawtenstall’s Christmas lights. A procession is planned from outside Boots along the length of Bank Street to the corner of Newchurch Road where the lights will be turned on around 5pm on Saturday November 18. For more information visit the Rawtenstall Market Facebook page.
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 21 and 22 for the last making sessions.
This year’s festival is going to be an amazing spectacle. Be part of it. Have you been busy making a lantern and do you have photos to share with us? Please post them to our Facebook Page with permission to share.
Photo c/o Maggie Padjouski