WHAT: SPRING RISING – LONDON 2018 WHY: COMMUNITY EVENT CELEBRATING THE ARRIVAL OF SPRING WHERE: GOOSE GREEN, EAST DULWICH, LONDON WHEN: 6pm – 9pm SATURDAY 24TH MARCH 2018 COST: FREE
After the success of the Spring Waking event from 2017, the organisers EEA (emergency exit arts) and Output Arts have collaborated once again, with the support of the Arts Council of England to bring you Spring Rising.
The event brings together the community to celebrate the arrival of Spring. The Vernal Equinox arrives on the 20th March and has been celebrated as a time of renewal and rebirth for Millenia. Included will be music, live performances, drummers and big screens with laser and pyrotechnic shows and lanterns will be carried along the community procession with illuminated flowers and spring related iconology.
The Spring or Vernal Equinox is characterized by an almost equal proportion of daylight and night balance. This event is still widely celebrated today by Pagans who refer to the event as Ostara.
If you live in the area, pop along and show your support for this magical community event.
Big Ben rang out for the last time in 2017 as it welcomed in another New Year.
The fireworks were the responsibility of Titanium Fireworks who have been in control of the London NYE pyrotechnics for a number of years now. On what was a challenging site to fire from and weather that would have tested the most hardy of technicians, they did at least get no dark sky moments but it did look as if the high winds had affected the choices made for the finale as it was not as big as we usually see. The lasers were lovely but they did make some of the sections appear to be even smokier than perhaps they might have been.
As the clock struck 12, all the revellers in and around London were waiting with bated breath to see the fireworks. The theme was all about celebrating women and the live performances leading up to the fireworks were by some of the biggest female names in the music industry, but the actual tracks used for the fireworks were almost all male?
All in all, better than the rest of the World (as usual).
Since it’s installation in 1859, this is the 158th year the bell, housed in the Elizabeth Tower has been rung to celebrate the arrival of another New Year but this is only the second time since August the bell has been heard whilst it is out of commission for essential repairs both to the Great Westminster Clock face and the tower housing the bells. This is to make it more accessible (putting in lifts) and maintain it for future generations.
The work is set to take around 4 years but the cost has already risen massively from the original cost of around £29 million to now £61 million. The bells will remain silent now (providing there are no major national events) until Remembrance Sunday 2018.
We would like to wish all our customers a very happy and prosperous New Year 2018 and we look forward to seeing you all again soon.
A few weeks ago, we brought you all the goss about the New Years Eve display in London but the first couple of batches of tickets were completely sold out.
At noon today, a limited number of additional tickets go on sale so click on the link at mid-day and you will be in with a chance of bagging those last minute tickets to see one of the greatest firework displays in the World first hand.
Here is the link again and don’t forget, not till 12 o’clock.