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Not only will you get your name in front of many local people, you will also help the Romsey Community Lantern Project, a not-for-profit local organisation.
If you would like to have a lantern in this year's parade please contact us by the end of September (at the latest), preferably earlier if you would like a large special lantern made specially for you. Or you can download a form here
Lanterns are made specially for you by local artists and volunteers during the autumn. A lantern can take many hours of dedicated work so the more notice we have to plan your design and make it the better. Your lantern will be available for you to display after the parade and could make a great addition to your window or shop display
Almost all of the other lanterns are made by amateurs and volunteers who are dedicated to making the parade an enjoyable and successful part of Romsey Late Night Shopping. Please do be a part of it too.
Romsey Community Lantern Project
Bringing visual arts and practical skills to the community
The Romsey Lantern Parade would not be possible without the support of the community, not only in the making and carrying the lanterns on the day, but also sponsorship by local businesses.
You can have a lantern specially made with your name or logo - a great way not only support the parade but also to promote yourselves in the town on one of the busiest shopping nights of the year in Romsey.
A small lantern can be made for sponsorship of as little as £25, and larger more complex ones for a price of £50 or £100, these reflecting the time it takes to make large lanterns. We will discuss your requirements with you before starting work on your lantern.
The Lantern theme for 2017 will be announced as soon as possible
You can download a pdf version of our sponsorship application form here
Our SPONSORS for 2016 were:
BHM Electrical, Dish Deli & Kitchen, Flack Manor Brewery, Footner & Ewing, Greenhill Patchwork, Humbugs, Jo Worthington Photography, ROADS (Plaza Theatre), Romsey Dental Care, Romsey Extra Parich Council, Romsey Town Council, Romsey Foodfest, Roundabout, Solent Plastics, Teacups Café, Test Valley Borough Council, The Herald, Wilkins Kennedy, World Programming.
The parade was also supported by grants from Hampshire County Council (Culture and Community activity), Romsey Extra Parish Council, and a County Councillor grant.