Burning of the Clocks

Published: Wednesday 14th Dec 2011

Written by: Andrew Woodhouse

Burning of the Clocks is an annual event in Brighton to celebrate the solstice. Hundreds of volunteers parade the streets of Brighton with lanterns made at workshops to celebrate the coming of the light. At the end of the parade, all the lanterns are burnt, marking the burning of hopes and fears the heat of the fire brings up the new sun, and a new start for the following year. 

The parade is built up from weeks of workshops of lantern building. There is a fantastic community spirit and whether you're eight or eighty; it's an event not to be missed. Burning of the Clocks, Wednesday 21st December, 6.30pm. Begins at North Street, ends at Madeira Drive for the burning.

Andrew Woodhouse



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