Cheriton Artland: Cheriton Lights Saturday Night Festival

23 February 2013

This is a first for Cheriton. We are really looking forward to the next installment of the Cheriton Artland programme, which continues in 2013 with a weekend festival of light and fire. Over two consecutive nights on 23rd and 24th February the Kent Garrison town of Cheriton will become the must see destination, where a programme of new artworks will be displayed in the centre of the town for everyone to experience and enjoy. International artists will be working with Strange Cargo to deliver this event, including Ross Ashton, Karen Monid, Tine Bech, Andrew Baldwin and Greg Stobbs to name just a few. From 4pm to 9pm on 23rd February, Cheriton High Street is the place to be seen. Wrap up warm and come and along and join in this great free event.

Then come along again on the next night and join the whole community in a beautiful parade of candle lit lanterns to the Recreation Ground and a cracking event where we will burn a Phoenix sculptural bonfire and light the sky with an extraordinary firework display created by AJ Pyrotechnics

The event has been supported by Arts Council England, Roger De Haan Charitable Trust, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Interreg European Funding, The Tory Family Foundation, Shepway District Council and Kent County Council. The Cheriton Lights Festival was selected under the European cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG IV A France (Channel) - England, co-funded by the ERDF. Thanks to Jewson's Cheriton for supplying materials for the bonfire. Special thanks to David Hill at ArtReach for his support and fund raising expertise.

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