The Valley of Lights is a response to the huge flooding which hit the Upper Calder Valley this summer, and is intended to highlight the strength of character and the sense of community of the people who live there. It is also to show that the towns and shops are well and truly open for business! Our press pack arrived a couple of weeks ago and inside were gorgeous illustrations by super talented Angela Smyth that we have turned into paper lanterns for the gallery.
Time has flown by since I first drafted this blog post and Todmorden had their fabulous evening of lights and entertainment on Saturday so hop over to their website and see all the great pictures. Many of the photographs on the night were taken by a Heart Gallery favourite, the super talented Sarah Mason along with others by Craig Shaw who worked with myself and the team involved with Hebden Spirit.
You can head over to the Valley of Lights FACEBOOK PAGE for information on the next event in Hebden Bridge on Thursday which also includes a 200 strong LED bike ride from Todmorden through Hebden Bridge finishing off in Mytholmroyd at the re-opening of The Dusty Miller.
… and don’t forget to follow them on TWITTER here.
Thursday 29th November, when the Valley of Lights comes to Hebden Bridge, many businesses are staying open late into the evening so that you can come along and get some of your Christmas shopping out of the way too and there is going to be entertainment in the Heart Gallery garden which we are all really excited about. Here is the programme for Thursday folks –
4-9:30 Night Market and Canal Boat Light Flotilla
5:30pm Christmas Lights Switch On
6:30pm Lantern Parade
7:15pm Fire Finale
7:45 to 9:30pm Street Performances