About Crook Winter Light Parade
Crook Winter Light Parade 2021 will build on the success of previous years and bring local people of all ages and abilities together to celebrate the coming of Christmas through the staging of an ambitious and spectacular outdoor event for all to enjoy.
Produced by Jack Drum Arts working in partnership with Crook Community Christmas our free parade is routinely attended by thousands of people and provides a great, safe, space in which communities can come together.
This year to celebrate the end of Covid-19 restrictions we want to work with all primary schools across the local area to make the parade extra, extra special for children and young people. In order to make this a reality we need YOUR help.
This is an all or nothing project so please help us reach our target!
“It was a beautiful bright parade, everyone in Crook came out to see it. I have never seen so many people in the street at once. It was lovely how there wasn’t just adults involved, there were plenty of children there enjoying themselves.”
This year's theme is local folk stories and we will take inspiration from some of the great north east tales such as the Lambton Worm all given a touch of Jack Drum magic. Our dream is that we will have a parade full of children with each school being represented.
“Who could ever imagine a parade of mystical proportions could ever delight the streets of Crook? The likes of which could only have been created from a fairytale. The delight on the faces of every man woman and child says it all. Well done everyone you never cease to amaze me and the lives you inspire at Jack Drum Arts. Thank you.”
We need to raise £3,000 to provide workshops in local schools and open access drop-in sessions for families to attend which will culminate in the parade itself on Sunday 28th November 2021.
£3,000 will pay for co-ordination, workshop planning and delivery, materials, and 3 open access family workshops in Crook, Willington and Tow Law and the surrounding villages. Your donation will contribute towards these costs.
“There were so many people involved in bringing the whole parade together, all ages and throughout the community. The puppets were amazingly made and the maracatu drumming band and dancers were fantastic. I loved the energy of the parade and that it brought the whole community out together to share in the experience.”
Who will benefit?
Over 500 children and families will benefit first hand from this funding but don't forget the thousands of people who will enjoy the parade performance this winter on Sunday 28th November 2021. We are very grateful for any donation big or small! Every little counts.
“It involves so much of the community around Crook and is amazing as it really brings the town together and gives us a chance to show off what we are about.”
When and where?
Please come and join us for the parade on Sunday 28th November in Crook.
Please be a community champion, pledge now and help make great things happen in Crook, County Durham.