About Adur Sea of Lights Projects

Who we are

An artistic community

We are a community of local artists and volunteers. We're mostly based in and around the Lancing area of Adur in West Sussex. We pool our talents to head quality community projects for our local community.  We want to make a difference to the people and area in which we live.

Currently, our main project is a winter lantern parade free for everyone in the Adur area and beyond to attend. Although the actual parade is just for one day each year, the event reaches out across the generations into the community all year round through our work with local community groups, schools and colleges. 

We are currently planning new projects that we will be able to talk more about soon. Keep your eyes peeled for news! 

Sompting Abbotts Preparatory School Peacock inspired lanterns

If you would like to see more of our parade check out our previous year's page for videos and galleries. Details of the day can be found on the parade information page and free lantern making session.

The Parade

A winter lantern parade

Our lantern parade is a community-led event that brings over 2000 people out onto the streets of Lancing. Each year we walk together and share beautiful lantern creations, great music and lots of laughter. From the smallest handheld lanterns made at one of our Creation Morning events, to huge pieces constructed by local secondary schools and artists, there's always a lot to see and everyone can join in and take part.

Over the years we've had terrifying sea monsters, huge mermaids, Frida Kahlo in carnival dress, pirate ships, peacocks, a phoenix and all manner of brightly lit, colourful animals. It's an arts event at its core and the creativity that the parade inspires onto the street is really breathtaking. It is a special parade that is warm and friendly to be a part of and whether you walk in the procession or stand on the roads and watch, it's always great to see the community come together.

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