Friday 9th November 2018, collect your lanterns from Ordsall Library at 6.15pm, the parade will leave at 6.30pm.
This year’s event is inspired by the true story of the Ordsall Peacock, a beautiful bronze sculpture – once lost to the community – now to be returned in 2019. We couldn’t think of a better theme this
year than to celebrate the return of this much loved sculpture, which graced the entrance to Ordsall High School, between 1961 and 1988.
Thanks to funding support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we are able to restore the sculpture, made by artist Gertrude Hermes, to be installed at Easter time 2019.
The lantern parade will be Peacock themed, allowing us to go crazy with the beautiful colours found on the birds fantastic tail.
The parade walk will take us from Ordsall Community Arts (next to Ordsall Library), where all the lanterns will be stored, to Ordsall Hall, for a show-stealing scene, then onto Ordsall Park for community theatre and, as usual, a fantastic firework show from Walk the Plank.
We would like to thank all our funders and supporters this year for making our 25th lantern parade anniversary and 40th year birthday so special; Heritage Lottery Fund, Booths Charities, Salford City
Council, Salix Homes, Ordsall and Langworthy Community Committee, Primrose Hill Primary, Salford lads and Girls Club, Manchester Metropolitan University, as well as all our donors and helpers.
We have launched a fundraising campaign for the fireworks this year,
and your help would be greatly appreciated if you can. Go Fund Me Page.