The Gulgong Arts Council’s 2023 Lantern Festival was a huge success, lighting up the sky with a parade of lanterns after a week of creative workshops.
Written by Squadron Energy |
Squadron Energy sponsored the festival, providing an opportunity for many people to get involved in the creative activities.
Squadron Energy Senior Project Manager Trish McDonald said the Lantern Festival was an event that benefitted the entire community, bringing multiple generations together.
“We are thrilled to be supporting this event, that saw the community line the streets for the parade as lanterns lit up the sky,” Trish said.
“Our team are committed to bringing benefits to the communities where our projects are based, which is why we are so excited to support an event that involved children, parents, grandparents and out of state visitors.”
The theme of this year’s Lantern Festival was Bugs in Space, which included a week of creative workshops in the first week of the school holidays culminating in a parade of lanterns and a show at the Gulgong Opera House.
Visiting artists hosted workshops on how to make lanterns for the parade and local artists shared their expertise in performance and photography.
The Gulgong community lined the streets to watch the parade followed by a show in the Opera House.
Squadron Energy shares the benefits of its projects through a range of opportunities such as community benefits funds, voluntary planning agreements, community sponsorship and grant initiatives.
The Spicer's Creek Wind Farm has a community sponsorship program, which provides funds or in-kind support to community organisations and events in the local project area. Information on how to apply is available on the Squadron Energy website.