Where: St Austell, Cornwall
What is it?
The annual St Austell Torchlight Carnival takes place on Saturday 15th November 2014 in Cornwall.
In the daytime, the town of St Austell will come alive with stalls and entertainment from 10am until 6pm. Entertainment comes in the form of music and dance from 4Real Dance, the Champagne Ladies Choir, Re:Choired, Lucy Anna, Ben Sutcliffe and The Bell Jars amongst others. The Amazing Rocco will also return this year to wow the crowds with his magic and circus skills.
At 6pm the Torchlight Carnival Procession begins. The procession sees an array of decorated floats and lanterns from community groups, local schools and businesses. Each year there are prizes and trophies awarded to the best entrants, so an enormous amount of effort goes into the preparation, creating an amazing spectacle.
The procession will assemble at John Keay House at 4.30pm. It then takes in Tregonissey Road, Poltair Road, Carlyon Road, Kings Avenue, East Hill, South Street, Trinity Street, Truro Road, Bridge Road, Moorland Road, South Street, Penwinnick Road, and ends at the One Stop Shop for the prize giving.
For those thinking of taking part there are free Torchlight Lantern Workshops taking place on Saturday 8th November and Saturday 15th November.