Over The Moon Lantern Parade


The spectacular and much-loved Lantern Parade returns to Haverfordwest on Thursday 31st October at 7pm. Over The Moon Lantern and Light Event is a celebration of space and the night sky; marking 50 years since the 1st moon landing and imagining life beyond earth.


People from across the county will gather in Castle Square before walking in the candle-lit lantern procession to the Castle.


Haverfordwest Castle will come alive with lights and a human powered cinema featuring short films to celebrate the moon and the Autumnal dark sky.


Be part of the Lantern Parade: come along to a public lantern making workshop!


Regency Hall, Saundersfoot on October 5th, Broadhaven Memorial Hall on October 12th,

Oriel Y Parc St David’s on October 19th  Haverhub, Haverfordwest on October 26th, 27th and 28th.


All workshops are 10am to 4pm.


There is a suggested donation of £2 a lantern.


Join the parade on Thursday October 31st from Castle Square at 7pm to the Castle, for an experience that you and your family will always remember.

Haverfordwest Castle will come alive with lights and a human powered cinema (powered by 17 bikes installed by Electric Pedals https://www.electricpedals.com  featuring short films to celebrate the moon, the stars and the Autumnal dark sky.

The event is being developed in collaboration with Haverhub, Haverfordwest Castle and Haverfordwest Town Council. This project has received funding by Arts Council of Wales, Haverfordwest Town Council, Pembrokeshire County Council, Leader, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government, Planed, the CWBR project and West Wales Freemasons.


There will be a public meeting, to recruit and allocate tasks to volunteers and stewards and galvinate support next Tues 8th Oct at Haverhub at 6pm. It would be great if any interested freemasons could attend. For further details contact Siobhan Ashe siobhan@span-arts.org.uk

Span Arts is a community arts charity, based in Narberth, Pembrokeshire, with a 30 year history of making a significant contribution to the arts in Pembrokeshire. We deliver a high quality and diverse range of music, theatre, comedy and voice events, alongside a wide range of arts and wellbeing projects to an area where people otherwise do not have access to the arts.

Span Arts is driven by the core belief that the arts have the power to improve people’s quality of life, health and wellbeing. We aim to reduce social exclusion and address issues of rural isolation through meaningful engagement and participation in community based arts activities. This much loved large scale Lantern Parade in

Haverfordwest is a fine example of an event which brings people together for a memorable night and has proven to improve people’s wellbeing and positive feelings about their community.

People love the community spirit of the event. Here are some responses to the question What did you most enjoy?

“The lanterns were brilliant. The community feel. I don't remember seeing so many people together in Haverfordwest” Parade participant

“Feeling part of Haverfordwest and giving me hope for the future of town” Parade participant

“The atmosphere and community spirit everybody there and in good friendly spirits” Parade participant Lantern Parade 2016

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