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2011 Australia Day Lantern Making Workshops

05-01-2011 10:55 AM

Over the past five years the Australia Day Woy Woy Lantern Parade has become one of the main features of the Gosford City Australia Day celebrations.


In 2011, the Parade is themed ‘Lighting the Flame of Community Spirit’ and Gosford City Council is urging members of community groups including sporting clubs, social groups, educational and health services and other groups that play a role in bringing people together to take part in the Lantern Making Workshops and be a part of the Parade.

Council’s Cultural Development Officer Darlene Cole said each year the Parade focuses on different aspects of life on the Central Coast.


 “The Australia Day Lantern Parade aims to bring people together as a community to creatively express their individual and collective identity.


“A series of free public workshops will be conducted throughout January in Woy Woy and Gosford in the lead up to the Parade.


“The workshops are hosted by artists and volunteers from the Peninsula community and will facilitate the creation of 200 hand held lanterns. 


“Each workshop participant is taken through the process of creating and decorating their own lantern to light and display in the 2011 Parade, along with the large scale feature lanterns”, said Ms Cole.


Lantern Making Workshops

Monday 10 January – 10am-1pm (one session) – Kibble Park, Gosford

Monday 17 January – 10am-4pm (two sessions) – Kibble Park, Gosford

Wednesday 19 January – 10am-4pm (two sessions) – Deepwater Plaza, Woy Woy

Thursday 20 January – 12noon-3pm (one session) – Peninsula Community Centre

Friday 21 January – 10am-1pm (one session) – Peninsula Community Centre


All workshops are free.  Participants must wear closed shoes and should wear an old smock.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Family and group bookings encouraged.


Bookings can be made by phoning 4325 8846 or by emailing