Illuminating Wolverton

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Wolverton brightens up on Saturday night, when the 26th annual Lantern Festival snakes a trail around town.

The theme this year is the Golden Anniversary of Britain in Bloom, and in the town square, the war memorial will be covered in poppies created by pupils from Greenleys First School.

The street market will be open for business once again, from 2pm , and Foundation House will be serving up hot drinks, cakes and seasonal treats to stave off the cold and add to the festive feel...did someone mention mince pies?

As for the procession itself? Well, that’s going to be led by the Wolverton Town Band, with accompaniment by Lobo Tren and the Bushfield Samba Band with a start time of 4.30pm.

Stilt walkers the Extreme Ramblers will be looking down on the day, while the MK Rollers will wheel their way through the bash.

When the parade – which leads out from the square – reaches its conclusion, a specially commissioned animation project will receive its premiere, screened by the ICMK.

> Saturday’s event is in memory of Denise Ilett who supported events in the area with her unbridled passion for many years.

Remember her as you enjoy yourselves.