With great delight, a spokesperson for Small World Theatre announced that they have reached their fundraising target for Cardigan’s Giant Lantern Parade.

"Over 80 donations from local people have ensured that lantern making workshops were free in November. We will continue lantern making with pupils from Ysgol Gynradd Aberteifi and Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi to add more spectacle to the parade."

Cardigan Giant Lantern Parade, organised by Small World Theatre, will be held on Friday, December 8 at 7pm, supported by Cardigan Town Council, Leafed Through community bookshop, Ceredigion County Council and an amazing public fundraising appeal.

The public campaign to raise £2,000 to cover the cost of lantern making materials began in October.

Cardigan Giant Lantern Parade is a ‘Fantastical Beasts’ theme this year. Visitors can expect to see familiar and mythological creatures made into giant lantern structures, as well as hundreds of smaller pyramid lanterns.

The Parade will leave Pendre at 7pm accompanied by musicians. It will process along the High Street and into the grounds of Cardigan Castle, where there will be fire jugglers, delicious food and drink supplied by Kitchen 1176, and a fireworks display around 8pm.

Cardigan lantern parade
Small World Theatre announced recently that the fundraising target of £2,000 has been met. (Heather Birnie)

Further details can be found on Small World Theatre’s website and social media.