- Lantern making at Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
- Article Post Date: Friday 29.11.2013
Dalston is definitely the place to be for children this weekend.
It will be the first lighting up on Sunday of all of the 'Festival of Light' lanterns that have been made in workshops this month at the Garden, They will be illuminating the entrance to Dalston Square and the Christmas Market, as well as lighting up the Garden and pavilion. Nearly 200 giant paper 'vegetables', beautiful jam jar and intricate paper bag lanterns have been created so far by imaginative children from the Trinity Centre and families and adults, with even more to come from Holy Trinity School and workshops this weekend. You will even get a sneak preview of the 'greenhouse lantern' installation as it starts to take shape...
If you have made a lantern and would like to see it lit up, go along from 2pm onwards. If you haven't made a lantern yet, its not too late! They will be transforming more jam jars and paper bags to light up the winter nights in Dalston this Saturday 30 November 2 - 5pm and again on Sunday 1 December with lanterns coming to the Square at 3.15.
Children under 10 years of age should be accompanied by an adult for the workshops and we recommend that adults work together with young children. No booking is necessary, just turn up and stay for as long as you like. If you have some jam jars to donate, please do!
Remember, all of the lantern making sessions take place inside the 'Pineapple House' where the new wood-burning stove is making it very cosy. The Garden cafe will be serving home made soups, hot chocolate and mulled cider as well as special seasonal treats.
Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
A meeting place for people and plants