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Dallas Road School sets sail for Light Up Lancaster!

DallasRdSchool lantern workshop Photo Credit Darren Andrews 1 1 Canal Inspires Creativity

Sixty schoolchildren and other young people have set sail on a watery attraction for this year’s Light Up Lancaster.

If Boats Could Talk has been inspired by the city’s historic Aldcliffe area and
Lancaster Canal and will feature a floating sculpture and lantern display on November 4 and 5.

Visitors arriving at the Aldcliffe Triangle and canal towpath from 5-9pm on the Friday and 5-7.30pm on the Saturday can also enjoy slideshows, window installations, lighting displays and music.

The installation has been created by local artists Anna Read and Shane Johnstone together with Dallas Road Primary School pupils, the Hua Xian Chinese Society and Lancaster Boys & Girls Club.

Over a month, the Dallas Road students have received guest lessons exploring the heritage of the canal, heard personal stories of those living in Lancaster and
shared their own hopes and dreams for the future.

The project has been organised by The Dukes supported by the Canal & River Trust, Global Link, Friends of the Triangle, Global Link – Development Education Centre and Lancaster Boys
& Girls Club.

Pupils from Dallas Road School making lanterns DallasRdSchool lantern workshop Photo Credit Darren Andrews 2 1 DallasRdSchool lantern workshop Photo Credit Darren Andrews 5 1

DallasRdSchool lantern workshop Photo Credit Darren Andrews 3 1 Dallas Road School pupils at the lantern making workshop