Burning the Clocks is a much-loved annual parade in Brighton that occurs on 21st December, the Winter Solstice and shortest day of the year. The event is produced by Same Sky, Brighton’s community art charity. The event combines a magical family willow lantern procession with a spectacular fire and fireworks show by the beach.
Burning the Clocks
Burning the Clocks is a unique community event created by Same Sky that brings the whole city together to mark the shortest day.
Local people make their own paper and willow lanterns and after processing through the city, they pass them into a blazing bonfire on Brighton beach, as a token of the year’s end.
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Burning the Clocks is a lively celebration of the turning of the year but also a time for reflection and thought, who are we? Where have we been? Where are we going? What do we want for our City?
Lantern making kits and customised lanterns will go on sale around the end of November 2017.
Burning the Clocks Posters and Prints for Sale
For the 5th year running, fantastic local illustrator Graham Carter has created yet another stunning image to go with our magical event. This glorious illustration has been turned into a limited edition print and Graham has very generously offered to donate the profits from the sale of his print to this years Burning the Clocks!
This print, as well as the previous years, are available to purchase HERE and the proceeds from each sale goes towards Burning the Clocks.