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Save the Date – Aldgate in Winter Festival

Author: Izabella Kasinska


Friday 2nd December 2022

The Aldgate in Winter Festival will back this year, with the main event day taking place on Friday 2nd December, followed by a lantern exhibition w/c 5th December.

The festival will return with some firm favourites: the lantern parade, live events, creative workshops, market stalls, followed by the lantern exhibition.

The theme this year for the lanterns is Local Heroes. Local Heroes are nominated by the community curators, children and through this online form (Deadline for nominations is 21st October 2022).

They can be anyone in the community such as:

  • someone who always drops round a pint of milk to you
  • someone who goes the extra mile to make sure you and others are happy
  • someone who always volunteers to help others

The Local Hero will have a lantern made to resemble them by artists and school & community group children. The lantern of them will be included in the lantern parade and then installed in local venues as part of the light exhibition. Once the light exhibition has been installed a public tour of the exhibition will be held by the community curators and local children.

There are still plenty of opportunities to get involved with the programme, you can find more details here or by emailing Arts Producer, Alice Sandon on

We look forward to seeing you all at this amazing community festival!