SPECIAL EVENTS IN BEACON HILL PARK
Victoria Luminara - Saturday, July 25 2009
Fun was had by all see you next year September 18th to the 25th at Fisgard Light House the new home for Luminara convieniently located near by, a great bed and breakfast, Birds of a Feather!
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if you will, a stroll in the park on a warm summer night, the
darkness gently pushed back by the glow of thousands of colourful
handmade lanterns. While many are carried by those who attend
the event, many more are part of the numerous and imaginative
installations scattered throughout the park. They tantalize with
their intoxicating blend of shadow, light and colour. Accoustic
music gently drifts through the park while performance artists
and dancers set light in motion, adding pageantry and spectacle.
The 4 foot fish was made by
Dylan & his dad and it was
their first year at Luminara.
We use chicken wire
(from a lumber yard), tissue
paper, water & white school
glue for our lanterns.
all levels are
involved with Luminara Victoria. Beautiful
hand-made lanterns and large-scale lantern-art displays (installations)
are set among the trees, on the lakes and along the paths of Beacon
Hill Park and St. Ann's Academy grounds. Musicians, stilt walkers,
dancers and drummers liven up the atmosphere.
Luminara Victoria brings together people of all ages, lifestyles
and cultures who, by the simple act of participation, become the
festival itself. It's such a rare thing, to be surrounded by so
many different people who, for a few hours at least, share a common
bond formed by something so simple and universally pleasurable
as a lighted lantern. It's a celebration of community that blends
cultures and creates new traditions.
"We invite you to attend this year's Luminara Victoria on
Saturday July 24th. Questions? Comments? Call the Inter-Cultural
Association of Victoria at 388-4728 or visit the Luminara
All photos courtesy of LuminaraVictoria.com