Gravesham Festival of Lights

Gravesham's Christmas Light Switch On and Parade. We entertained the gathering crowds in the town centre from 3.45pm before joining the Christmas Parade with fantastic lanterns created by SameSky, climaxing with the Drumming Santa's at 5pm in the Market.

Herne Bay Festival

Herne Bay Festival - Kraken Big burn A same Sky Event

On the beach near the clocktower.
The Kraken has awoken…. and this mythical creature is heading for Herne Bay…
Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides: above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumbered and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages and will lie
Battening upon huge sea-worms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.
Alfred Tennyson

This is a one off fire installation, made specially for this not-to be missed event.

Burning the Clocks 2012

What a great night with Same Sky in Brighton for Burning the Clocks 2012, celebrating the shortest day. A brilliantly clear sky set the scene for some imaginative costumes and lanterns, with a black and white theme bringing all the different groups together. Ending off the evening, our new Burning the Clocks 2012 groove sounded really funky and tight down on the beach with around 140 drummers, follow by an amazing firework display. Support this suburb local community arts event and make sure it happens again in 2013.

Dartford Festival of light

The fourth Dartford Festival of Light was re-scheduled for Friday November 23rd following poor weather in October led to the original event being cancelled.
The event featured a parade involving 9 local schools and some 400 pupils who departed from the green opposite Dartford Central Library around 4.30pm before heading into the High Street walking past the Paper Moon Pub before climaxing on One Bell Corner. The participating schools were then be presented with trophies by the Mayor of Dartford Cllr. Ann Allen. The parade also featured popular local groups Bloco Fogo Samba and Dhol Drummers from the Four by Four Bhangra Youth Club and DJ Stan Lee King who played popular hits on One Bell Corner between 4pm and 5pm.
The aim of the festival is to celebrate the great British Year which has included the Diamond Jubilee, Olympics, and the Paralympics and the British values of respect, excellence, friendship and equality.
The Festival of Light has been organised by Cohesion Plus in partnership with Kent Equality Cohesion Council with the support of Dartford Borough Council, Arts Council England and Kent County Council.
According to Gurvinder Sandher the Artistic Director of Cohesion Plus Kent who has led on the organisation of the event “We were very disappointed with having to cancel the original event in October due to the bad weather. Everyone had worked very hard in the months leading up to the event including the school children. We are therefore very pleased following talks with our partners Dartford Borough Council and Arts Council England to be in a position to reschedule the Festival. I am delighted that nearly all the schools who were due to take part on the original date have agreed to take part and we hope that by starting the celebrations earlier more people in Dartford will be able to come and enjoy the spectacle of music, colour and light.”