It’s all been happening in Liverpool’s Sefton Park over the last couple of weeks, all our students based in Sefton Park / Smithdown accommodation must be rather pleased to be in the middle of the action.
Sunday 30th October saw the annual Sefton Park Lantern Parade take place, during which an estimated 20,000 people gathered in the park to watch an enchanting parade and series of performances featuring 100s of community-made lanterns and puppets. Attracting more visitors than ever, the event topped last year’s visitor numbers of 15,000 by far, and is fast becoming one of Liverpool’s best-loved events. This past weekend saw another fantastic annual event, the Sefton Park 5th November fireworks display. Dressed in hats and scarves and clutching sparklers, thousands of people turned out for the Northwest’s biggest firework display, and were lucky enough to have dry weather too.
There is one final Autumn light-related event arranged for Sefton Park this year, and that will be a midnight candle walk on Friday 11th Nov. Organised by Clatterbridge Cancer Research and Claire House Children’s Hospice, the 5 mile walk around the park will begin at midnight, with hundreds walking in memory of their loved ones, people undergoing treatment, or in celebration for those who have beaten illness. Liverpool Indie band The Farm will officially launch the event, and to join in the organisers ask just £10 which includes your own candle. Take part or go along and support, and watch a magical trail of light travel around the park… and then go off into town afterwards if you must!