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Talented Art & Design Students Light up Burnley at Annual Light Night Parade.

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Talented Art & Design Students Light up Burnley at Annual Light Night Parade.

Lanterns crafted from stripped willow and tissue and fitted with LED lights were designed, created and paraded by talented Advanced Level Burnley College Sixth Form Centre students at the town’s annual Light Night Parade, held Saturday, 30 November.

The community project ‘Light Night’ run in partnership with Burnley Leisure, Burnley Borough Council and Lancashire County Council Libraries, is now in its third year and is part of the town’s winter season of events.  It embraces collaboration from across the town, working with primary, secondary and further education establishments in addition to a range of community organistions.

The Advanced Level Burnley College Sixth Form Centre students worked with visiting practitioner Sue Walpole of Handmade Parade to create 5 large-scale pieces for the ‘deep space’ section of the ‘Journey into the Night Sky’ themed parade.  In total, 18 students worked on the pieces for over 10 hours.

Said Paula McNutt, Lecturer at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre,  ‘Taking part in the Light Night Parade has been a fantastic opportunity for students to not only develop their technical skills and understand materials, but also experience what is involved in the development of a community art project.’

‘Within Burnley College Sixth Form Centre’s Art department we offer a broad range of experiences to develop the students knowledge and skill and our courses attract the best of the region’s talented students each year.’

If you have a passion for art, craft and design we have a range of A Level and Advanced Level Vocational courses on offer at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre.  For more information contact 01282 733333 or email s.services@burnley.ac.uk.

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