DEC 00] COVENTRY AND WARWICKSHIRE PROMOTIONS NEWS
Youngsters Prepare Their Lights And Lanterns
schoolchildren will be displaying self-made artwork and costumes in
a special lights and lanterns procession at the end of the month.
TWO SHOTS FROM
THE 1997 PROCESSION
children from seven city schools are learning how to make music,
costumes and lanterns during workshop sessions with local artists in
preparation for the city centre lantern procession on 31 December.
six primary schools involved are being taught costume and
lantern-making techniques. The children are being encouraged to
produce original work for display in the procession.
only secondary school involved will be taught African drumming
techniques to provide a musical element.
at The Herbert Art Gallery and Museum at 5pm on New Year's Eve, the
procession will wend its way through High Street, Broadgate, The
Precinct, Market Way, Shelton Square, Hertford Street, Broadgate,
Trinity Lane, Cuckoo Lane, Bayley Lane and Priory Street.
will visit four city centre performance spaces before ending up on
the main stage in Priory Street.
of the schools has received support from local companies and
organisations to help pay for the artists to work with the children.
Primary with artist Lorella Medici, supported by HSBC.
Fields School with Peter Chaplin, supported by Herbert Art
Gallery & Museum.
Cash Primary with Tanya Collins, supported by Jaguar.
Henry Parkes Primary with Anna Norris, supported by National
Primary with Kirsten Kennedy, supported by Focus Housing Group.
Primary with Trudy Ress-Marklew, supported by Elliots Car
Park School and Community Technical College with Saskia Watkin,
supported by Coventry Chamber of Commerce, Training &
Hermitage, Procession Co-ordinator for event producers Coventry and
Warwickshire Promotions said:
procession is a great way to get the community involved in the
event, it provides an opportunity for local artists to pass on
their skills to local children.
would be great if the city could reward their hard work with a big
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