JOIN US ON NOV 25 2017 FOR A CARNIVAL THEMED SEA OF LIGHTS – check back soon for updated information


The Starlit Story Parade Details

All the schools, groups and other participants in the parade will meet at Monk’s Recreation Ground (Sat 26th Nov 2016) at 4pm dressed up, and carrying their fabulous story-themed lanterns. At 4:30pm the lantern procession, bands, and other creative people will head off for a colourful circuit along the route below – lighting the village up with our stories.

Want to check out the fantastic lanterns? Pick a spot from the route below to watch the parade. Why not grab a coffee from one of the local shops, to warm your hands whilst you wait for the sky to be lit up by the children’s imagination!

Adur Sea of Lights Route

Monk’s Recreation Ground, BN15 9PP.

Key times:

12 – 3 pm           
Creation Session, Parish Hall

4 pm              
Meet at Monk’s Rec

4:30 pm              
Parade starts!

The red marker roughly shows the end of the field where people will begin gathering. The areas for each section of the parade to gather will be marked on the field. The parade follows the blue route, starting from A and returning to the field at point B.

Unleash your creativity! Want to create a lantern or piece for your costume, but stuck for ideas? Check out our download area (coming soon) for things you can do at home, or pop along to our Creation Session before the parade – 12-3pm at the Parish Hall, Lancing; where you can use the ideas to create a lantern or an addition to your costume.


No events on the field this year

This year’s event has been scaled down to just the parade due to a shortage of volunteers and big life commitments of the main organisers. This was after a public vote over whether to cancel the event or run a scaled down event instead. The vote and discussions took place in May; with the overwhelming conclusion that residents want the event to go ahead – so this year we will just be having our awesome parade!


The count down has begun!!