Friday, 18 November 2011

Eltham Lights Up 2011 - last night

Eltham Lights Up last night was a great success as usual. The sense of fun, the kids' delight and the artistry on offer always makes this a lovely family event, especially so when the weather was so mild.

Here's my (rather poor - click to enlarge) picture of a giant mechanically-controlled inflatable Henry VIII, the star piece of the lantern-lit procession featuring hundreds of local school children (including my daughter's primary school, and headteacher!).
Here's the Phoenix just about to glide pass St Mary's community Centre. Next to this was a little stage where, amongst others, local Clive Efford MP took to the mic. He tweeted later: "More people than ever tonight in hgh street for Eltham Lights Up' - great night for the whole community"
A glitter-jacketed little brass section.

(better photo available here btw:
'Robot mega Henry'
via Phil Bird)

And finally (for now, until Hubby downloads his super-duper iphone photos....hurry up!) some gorgeous fudge bought in the little market set up in the Passey Place area. They were lovely people from 'Sweet Nostalgia', based on the Isle of Sheppey, who also attend Well Hall Pleasaunce events and will be there for the Christmas Carols next month.

Related previous posts:
Eltham Lights Up 2010
Eltham Lights up 2009


Phil said...

Thanks for the photo link! Much appreciated

Raven said...

You're welcome.

Enjoying your other local photos too.