Appleby's 10th Fire & Light Festival

Appleby’s  Festival of Fire and Light celebrated its 10th anniversary with a week of arts, crafts and performance, culminating in the annual outdoor show on the banks of the River Eden.

More than 500 people gathered to take part in the lantern procession along The Butts, led by a dragon, Knight George, the Queen of Hearts and other Alice in Wonderland characters – and take in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party on route to the show ground.

Many local children and young people had taken part in the lantern and costume making sessions held during half term, and came dressing in spooky outfits for the occasion.

The previous night a UV light show was given by Euphoric Circus in their base Centre67, and on the Sunday a dramatic fire show including fire juggling, twirling and fireworks,

The event is organised by a team of young people who attend Centre 67 and celebrated its 10th anniversary with a warm evening and a large audience of local people of all ages. The Sunday evening show was free and donations given go to Eden Community Outdoors charity that run Centre 67 and other activities for young people across Eden.