We invite you to become a vital part of an extraordinary evening of community celebration, music, and artistic expression by supporting the Torchlight Procession at the Encounter Festival on September 16th. This special event is seeking your support to ensure its success and continued growth.

The Torchlight Procession, a highlight of the festival, brings together hundreds of participants from community groups, local bands, dancers, and troupes such as the Preston City Mela and Carnival groups. Their vibrant performances light up the streets of Preston, creating a mesmerising spectacle that captivates both participants and onlookers.

In 2023, Encounter Festival aims to make the Torchlight Procession even more extraordinary by introducing giant angelic characters and offering workshops for the community to participate in creating magnificent puppets for the parade. To make this vision a reality and maintain the event's accessibility to all, we are calling on your support.

By supporting the Torchlight Procession, you will help us achieve the following:

  • A procession of 300 community group participants through Preston City Centre, illuminating the city by torchlight.
  • Over 100 fabulous bands and dancers showcasing their talent.
  • Creation and display of large puppets, crafted collaboratively with community members, enriching the parade experience.
  • A safe and enjoyable family-friendly event that strengthens community bonds.
  • Continued free access to Encounter festival events for all attendees.
  • Providing paid work opportunities for local artists and performers, supporting the local creative economy.

Generous contributions will not only help us continue this tradition but also ensure that families and individuals can enjoy a memorable day without financial burdens. We believe that access to cultural experiences is essential for the well-being and vibrancy of our community, and your support will make a significant difference.

"We are committed to fostering community spirit, promoting local talent, and creating magical moments," says Esther Ferry Kennington, Executive Producer at the Encounter Festival. "With your generous support, we can amplify the Torchlight Procession's impact, uplift spirits, and inspire unity!"

A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to support the Torchlight Procession. Every contribution counts and will be used to enhance the event and ensure its continued success.

To make a donation, learn more about the crowdfunding campaign, or pledge a matching contribution, please visit: www.spacehive.com/encounter-festival-torchlight-procession. Your generosity will directly contribute to the success of the Torchlight Procession and the growth of Preston's vibrant cultural scene.




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