FEAST and the CCF support Truro City of Lights
1 December 2015
Photos: Sean Hurlock
Truro City of Lights 2015 received support from FEAST and the CCF. The procession of huge artistic lanterns handmade and carried by professional artists, Cornish school children and local community and youth groups is a popular event that brings the community together. The City of Lights is in its 19th year and involved 800 children, 20 schools and attracted around 30,000 spectators. This year’s theme, 'The Museum of Lost Stories', was inspired by the Cornish Archives and County Records Office. The event included the official switch on of Truro’s Christmas lights, plus music and dance from Truro School of Samba and other local bands.
Rose Barnecut Director of FEAST said “this year’s Truro City of Lights: magical and spectacular….but of course it doesn’t all happen by magic. The boldness, ingenuity and attention to detail that is required to put on an event of this scale cannot be underestimated. I am delighted that FEAST has been able to partner with Cornwall Community Foundation to invest in keeping this festival fresh and entrancing to the thousands of people who flock to Truro to celebrate this start to Christmas.”
The CCF and FEAST are working together to support innovative art projects in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The partnership’s aim is to award more money for innovative art projects bringing real benefits to communities. The partnership brings a greater diversity to our portfolio of projects and the ways in which we can support the communities across the Duchy.