The world around us is changing daily under our feet. The pace and shift of these dynamics continues to have had a compounding effect in all our lives. For the self-described, ‘creative and quirky’ township of Belgrave, meeting and matching each challenge in this unfamiliar landscape has meant turning setbacks into opportunities, inviting new ideas and cooperating and connecting at a completely new level. People recognises that moving forward now, means moving as one. Moving forward means inspiring confidence in the community. Moving forward means thinking differently, seizing the occasion and making a new mark.
This year’s Belgrave Lantern Festival came as a response to our communities and businesses adapting to the COVID crisis in the most positive way possible, and the response has been overwhelming. Art and creativity, in its many guises, has been making its mark on the hills community for the longest time. It’s in the DNA. Festivals, parades, installations, street art, live music, art and craft, Open Studios, theatre and film are every day and expected encounters. The hills ’vibe’ is a direct by-product of this engagement. We thank the community for bringing their collective goodwill to this event and for understanding the immense social and economic value this brings.
What materials will I need?
You’ll need, the provided lantern making kit, some PVA glue, scissors, a brush or sponge and some masking tape.
How many kits can I get?
Up to 6 kits per family are available.
Where do I pick up and drop off the Lanterns?
When you register, we'll reply to your email with your closest pick up location.
Can I keep my lantern after the Parade?
Absolutely. Clearly name, add email and phone number to your lantern and once the event has finished, we’ll schedule times for pick-up.
When do I need to drop the lantern off prior to it being installed?
June 05 - from the same place you picked it up from.
How long will the installation be up?
Lanterns will be installed across the township from June 14. Lights will be turned on from Saturday, June 20 and turned off on Sunday, July 30.