Filwood Illuminations light up Knowle West

Pictures by Marcus Way

Families turned out to join the long-anticipated lantern parade on Friday (1 November) which brought colourful cheer to Knowle West on a dark autumn evening.

The Filwood Fantastic Illuminations aimed to bring local people together and brighten up the area.

Youngsters had been creating the lanterns during half term in workshops led by Arts Enlarge – which has run light parades across Bristol.

Organised by Filwood Fantastic, the event also included the unveiling of a lit-up Hollywood-style sign on the railings of the community centre in Barnstaple Road.

This had been created by KWMC: The Factory working with local residents and will continue to shine at night during the winter months.

The Lord Mayor Cllr Jos Clark joined the celebrations and the parade along the Broadway was accompanied by a band of musicians as the crowd held their lanterns aloft.

The event was funded by Creative Civic Change which support communities to lead arts and creative projects that “realise their own visions for their areas.”