On Saturday 2 November 2019 starting at 5pm, Friends of Derby Arboretum, Spiral Arts, Rotary Club of Derby and Derby City Council Parks are hosting a Lantern Festival on the historic Derby Arboretum as part of its community celebrations.
We are inviting the local communities and people of Derby to come along and join us for this wonderful evening Lantern event.
The event will start around 5pm with people gathering at the Orangery in the Arboretum. We have Morris Dance performances from ‘Willington Morris’ starting off the celebrations at the Orangery.
The procession will begin at 5.30pm leaving the Orangery and processing around the park accompanied by magical music from violinist, Helen Hitchcock, and dancing from Willington Morris. Weather permitting, there will be illuminations displayed around the park and the fountain. We will return to the Orangery to warm up with hot soup and rolls and more magical music and dancing. Grove Lodge and the Orangery building will be decorated with lights and lanterns.
This Lantern Festival event is part of