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Minster students prepair for Southwell's Sparkle and Shine lantern walk




Southwell’s popular lantern walk, Sparkle and Shine, returns on Saturday.

It is open to anyone to join in, especially families, and is free event.

People are encouraged to make lanterns to carry with them.

Students from Southwell Minster Secondary School took part in a lantern workshop ahead of the walk. (5827246)
Students from Southwell Minster Secondary School took part in a lantern workshop ahead of the walk. (5827246)

Popular themes are stars, angels, sheep, kings, shepherds, Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus in his manger and more.

Workshops took place this week for people to make their lanterns.

The last of the workshops, which is for the making of mini-lanterns, takes place from 10am to noon at Southwell Library.

It is aimed at children aged four to nine.

Matthew Gregory, 13, took part in a lantern workshop ahead of the walk. (5827246)
Matthew Gregory, 13, took part in a lantern workshop ahead of the walk. (5827246)

There is a £2 fee for materials.

The walk through Memorial Park starts at the minster at 5pm on Saturday and ends at the Minster School where hot drinks and treats are available and where entertainment will be provided by the Newark and Sherwood Concert Band.

Some of the lanterns will be displayed inside the minster as part of the cathedral’s nativity scene in the run-up to Christmas.



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