Several small steps through Haverfordwest, one giant parade for Pembrokeshire! - Span Arts
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Several small steps through Haverfordwest, one giant parade for Pembrokeshire!

The Haverfordwest Lantern Parade is back!  The Over the Moon Lantern and Light Parade celebrates space and the night sky, marking 50 years since the first moon landing. Several small steps through Haverfordwest, one giant parade for Pembrokeshire.

7pm. 31 October 2019

Span Arts are over the moon to announce the return of the spectacular and much-loved Haverfordwest Lantern Parade. This fantastic event brings together thousands of people from all communities across the county to celebrate life with a procession filled with light. The 2019 Lantern Parade has a new route, new lanterns, a new destination and its new theme helps to mark the 50th Anniversary of the first moon landing.

The Over the Moon Lantern and Light Parade will start at Castle Square at 7pm and weave its way through the streets of the county town to Haverfordwest Castle.  The night sky will then come alive with lights from the castle reaching out into space. The event will also feature a bicycle-powered cinema, featuring short films to celebrate the moon, that stars and the Autumnal dark sky.

This event is free and open to all. People wanting to taking part in the Parade are also invited to come and create their own special rocket-lantern at one of ten public Lantern making workshops being run throughout October across Pembrokeshire, by Haverfordwest-based artist Di Ford.

There will also be the exciting opportunity to help light up the Castle and ‘cycle’ the Over the Moon Cinema into life by taking a turn on one of 17 electric bikes supplied by

Developed in collaboration with Haverhub, Haverfordwest Castle and Haverfordwest Town Council the Over the Moon and Light Parade builds on the phenomenal success of 3 years of Lantern Parades in Haverfordwest (2015-17) presented in partnership with parade co-founders spacetocreate and Span Arts, by engaging thousands of local residents in a popular, uplifting and magical event.

Make a rocket lantern at our lantern making workshops!

12th October – Broad Haven Memorial Hall

19th October – Oriel Y Parc, St. Davids

26th, 27th & 28th – Haver Hub, Haverfordwest. We are anticipating that the Haverfordwest workshops are going to be busy, to avoid disappointment please come early.

All the workshops are drop in from 10am – 4pm  and will be on a first come first served basis. Lanterns take approximately 2 hours to make, due to this 2:30pm will be the latest you can start making.

This project has received funding by Arts Council of Wales, Haverfordwest Town Council, Pembrokeshire County Council, Leader, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government, West Wales Freemasons, Planed and the CWBR project.