THE CREATIVE REVOLUTION ON YOUR STREET
No big summer festivals… no problem!
Liverpool’s Lantern Company are helping us claim back our lost summers with their brand new ‘DIY Micro Festival Kit‘.
Safely reconnect with your neighbours and kick start the festivities by taking part in the Street by Street Creative activities that have been specially designed by a collection of North West artists so that you and your families can celebrate the Summer.
Lantern Company are hoping to bring friends and neighbours together in their local block, street, or green spaces, in a safe and socially distanced way, to celebrate with their local communities, with a host of creative and cultural activities guaranteed to get everyone involved.
The online kit includes step-by-step guides lots of fun and family friendly activities including; dance with Sally Hendry of Company D.N.A; artwork with Emily Lansley aka GloMoth; food and drink with Beccy Hillam; puppetry with Austin Mitchell Hewitt of Altered Scale Theatre; street games with Kate Reilly James; and music with with Giacomo Fazi aka Jacques Malchance.
Jo Pocock, Artistic Director at Lantern Company, said “During the pandemic, what we’ve missed the most is being able to bring people together at our events. Especially the feeling of connection and unity through creative action for audiences, participants and our team alike. We chose themes of music, dance, food and drink, artwork and street games, as the essential ingredients for any festival”.
Jackie Swanson, Project Director, adds “The idea of a festival on your street may seem very difficult during the pandemic, but its still important to feel connected and have fun. As long as safety guidelines are kept to, there is no reason why we can’t still come together, be creative and celebrate.”
Alongside the step-by-step guides, Lantern Company have also provided lots of helpful hints and health and safety guidance to make sure you can enjoy the kits whilst keeping yourself and your loved ones safe and adhering to social distancing rules.
To view the DIY Festival Kit and get involved, head to Lantern Company’s website at lanterncompany.co.uk