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Lantern parade and Christmas fair to line the streets of Bexleyheath next month

PUBLISHED: 16:56 20 November 2017

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The fair will feature arts and crafts as well as food stalls

Christmas will be coming to Bexleyheath next month as it hosts the borough’s first lantern parade.

Youngsters have been working with artist Tessa Garland, from Bow Arts, at the former home of Bensons Bed in the town centre to create their Roald Dahl-inspired lanterns ahead of the Let it Glow parade.

Stalls will open offering arts and crafts as well as food during the event on Thursday, December 7.

Marcel Baettig, chief executive of Bow Arts, said: “This parade is set to be a key cultural event in everyone’s calendars and we’re really looking forward to seeing the result of weeks of hard work by Bexley’s young creative people with Tessa Garland.

Tony Garratt, manager of the Bexleyheath Business Improvement District said; “It’s been fantastic to see this alternative use of a prime unit in our high street and hope this cultural change is a sign of greater things to come.

“We are excited to see that the final parade will supplement our late night Thursday offering and would encourage young families to try something a little different.”

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