Enjoy Some Light Entertainment at Spectacular Lantern Parade

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NOW IN its 18th year, the spectacular Lismore Lantern Parade gives people a chance to get in touch with their inner Tim Burton, with the theme The Great Garden giving rise to imaginative and inspired lanterns that pay homage to the natural world.

The Lantern Parade brings together community groups, schools and artists throughout the Northern Rivers to present a spectacular parade of light sculptures through the city centre. Lanterns this year will represent imagery from Gondwana Garden, Dream Time Garden, the Garden of Eden, the Gaelic Garden and the Fairy Garden. Imagine giant ferns, cycads, flying fire puppets, volcanoes erupting, giant spiders, mushrooms, forests and magic.

It's the philosophy of gardening that makes it such an appropriate theme for artistic interpretation. According to Marcel Proust, aThe real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyesa. And that's just what happens at the Lismore Lantern Parade, it is a feast for the eyes.

Artistic director Jyllie Jackson speaks of the connection between the Gaelic translation and the name Lismore.

aThere's a Lismore in Scotland and Ireland a and we felt that it took us back to our roots. …


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