Welcome to the amazing Tide of Light Children's Parade and Firework Festival, taking place on Wednesday 5th November in Worthing Town Centre. This is a free to attend workshop, parade and fireworks evening provided for the lovely residents of Worthing.
Who are we?
This event is joint run by Worthing Lions Charity and Bartie Presents and are aim is to bring you the best free family event we possibly can.
What is the plan?
This year we are running free crafting sessions from the Pavilion Theatre on Worthing Seafront where children can then join the parade through town. We will be helping children to make fabulous lanterns to join the parade which will be supported by local samba bands, circus performers and musicians. Our vision is to make Steyne Gardens into a Wild Garden for the children to walk through, creating a magical parkland setting full of lights, installations, performers and more. South Street will then come alive with the best local musicians, dancers and performers. From the end of the pier an incredible firework show will top the bill. This event is a chance for the local community to join together in the run up and on the night, in a free to attend family friendly event for all.
In 2013 we run this event on a £0 budget, but we were completely overwhelmed by the numbers that attended. We saw over 20,000 people come into town and 2,000 children attend for the parade. As a result we were completely under resourced and ran out of materials and team members to help make lanterns. All our entertainment was provided for free and the safety of the event relied on the co-ordination of just a few volunteers. This year we are committed to providing an event that is fully resourced, safe and a feast for the eyes. We really need your help to raise funds to pay our musicians, performers, and to dress our Wild Garden.
One of many Facebook comments: 'We loved the lantern workshop (what a great idea and FREE!) but I don't think they had any idea how inundated they would be!! Will need to somehow be bigger next year... It was fantastic, such a great atmosphere. Well done to all involved!
£2 guarantees you a Child Place in the parade and at the crafting event. (Adults come for free) Places are limited to 500.
£5 buys you a gorgeous jellyfish lantern to make before the event
£20 buys you a Tide of Light High Vis Children's Vest or Tide of Light High Powered Torch
£40 buys you a snuggly Tide of Light Hoodie
£100 for local businesses buys you a logo on our website and a thank you throughout our social media campaign
£250 pays for a huge flower light intstallation in the Wild Garden with your banner - see more at www.jigantics.com
£500 for local businesses / groups to have a banner on the main stage
Volunteer your time for £0 - If you can spare some time on 2nd Nov and 5th Nov to volunteer please get in touch. You must be over 18.
You can find out more information at www.tideoflight.co.uk
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org