The show of Spellbound, by training organisers Walk the Plank, starts with a parade of lanterns involving the local community leading Kausalya, mother of Lord Ram, to her plinth from where she begins to tell the story of Ramayana.
As part of the ACE funding, a highly skilled and creative lantern artist will run a master class to ‘Teach the Teachers’ (or community group leaders) the techniques of making lanterns from tissue paper and withies. This simple technique can expand from the
basic pyramid lantern to more challenging projects for those more experienced groups.
The artist will also help assess the level of material required for the group’s different lantern projects and we will assist with sourcing supplies, and providing worksheets by way of reference.
The costs of the training session will be subsidised by ACE, but you will need to support the material costs. We ask you to help identify the community groups who would like to take part, and support the artist’s introductory session – identifying spaces
and liaising with participants. The groups will be responsible for making the lanterns and bringing them to the site on show day to participate in the parade. We will work with you to identify additional elements – like drummers or musicians or dancers – and
help you to support their involvement.
Further details about show day for participating groups will be provided closer to the time.
If you require any further information or would like to discuss any further details, please contact Sammi Gabb, Production Manager on 0161 7368964 / 07714 769 388 or email