Get Involved

There is SO much
you can join in with 2020!

Throughout the summer we have a host of activities you can get involved in. We have craft activities, how to workshops, Facebook Live sessions and Zoom workshops.

We have a pop up information stand and craft stall in the Market Place every Saturday between now and Torchlight weekend for you to pop along, ask any questions and pick up materials for your summer craft projects. There will be a pick n mix, kits, including bunting, willow lanterns and Tiny Torchlight lorries.

All of these activities will help us lead up to Torchlight weekend where we will celebrate with a day of covid friendly activties culminating in a convoy around the town and the online showing of the first ever Tiny Torchlight procession.

Holiday Club

Every Wednesday Afternoon throughout August on Facebook Live with Lana from Love Arts. Join Lana and get creative making lots of different crafts to decorate your home to get in the carnival mood!

Catch the fun on our facebook page here: Don’t worry if you miss a Holiday club workshop, you can watch them again! The workshop schedule will introduce you to:

Make the March
Sun Catchers
Garlands and Home Decorations
Wreath Making

We would love for you to join us and share your home decoration creations with us on social media.

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Tiny Torchlight
Puppet Parade

Be part of the tiniest torchlight procession ever by making your own miniature float or puppet based on this years theme ‘Think Global, Act Local’.

Individuals, families, community groups and local companies are invited to enter miniature creations, which will be filmed by a professional film company against the backdrop of the procession route, to re-create a full procession in miniature.

It couldn’t be easier to get involved and this year, you don’t need a marshall to take part. We can use all these creative skills that people have been honing over lockdown and get making.

It’s the whole community that makes Torchlight the special event that it is, so we are hoping that we can all come together to make something special this year that we will have for years to come.

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with Kate

Join Kate on Zoom, Thursday evenings in September for some virtual bunting making get together’s. We are going to be making loads of bunting to decorate our homes and streets.

This is not a formal workshop, but a chance to have fun, chat and interact as you get out your sewing kits and make something bright and colourful to decorate your homes.

Kate Reid is a talented seamstress who can often be found making colourful and creative costumes for the Brewery Arts Centre and Kendal College productions.

She invites you to join her for a fun series of evening sessions of creative fun and chit chat.


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Thursdays on Zoom

Light up Kendal
with lanterns

Learn to make beautiful willow lanterns with Donna and be part of the Light up Kendal lantern spectacle.

Kendal Torchlight is all about the flames, the lights and the lanterns. This workshop will show you how to make the beautiful light up lanterns that you you will have seen in the past processions.

It is a simple process which anyone can do. You need only a small number of materials, willow, tissue paper, masking tape and pva glue. You can source these from our information and craft stall at the birdcage on Saturdays throughout August and September. We are asking people to make lanterns that represent home. You can see some examples, of lanterns produced in our gallery to the right.


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Make some noise
with Drum Nation

Make your own drum, learn some funky grooves and be a part of the soundtrack of torchlight 2020

Drum Nation is Kendal’s Samba band, run by the amazing Jen, who has played Samba reggae with bands from all over the world.

Drum Nation  know how amazing drumming can make you feel and want everyone to get the same buzz off drumming.

So this is your chance to join in and they will teach you all about it.

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Join us for a Litterpick!

Halgarth Sandylands

August 23rd 2020

Please click below if you would like to attend.
You must register to attend this event.


The main event

Saturday 26th September

Join us online from your own home for a
packed day of torchlight celebrations