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Burning the Clocks 2023 lights up Brighton & Hove

Graham Robson December 22, 2023

Brighton & Hove came together in December for Burning the Clocks 2023 – the city’s biggest annual winter solstice celebration and its “largest ever lantern parade”. Burning the Clocks brought the city together to celebrate the shortest day of the year and provide an antidote to the excesses of Christmas. The theme was Clocks, inspired by […]

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Burning the Clocks 2023 – Brighton’s annual winter solstice celebration – to be city’s “largest ever lantern parade”

Graham Robson November 7, 2023

Following the success of Burning the Clocks 2022, event organisers Same Sky has invited more community groups – including the Ledward Centre – and expanded the parade by 40% for its celebration of the winter solstice in Brighton on December 21. 

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Over ÂŁ7,000 raised at Burning the Clocks 2022

Graham Robson January 12, 2023

Same Sky, the community arts charity known for organising Brighton’s annual winter solstice parade and celebration Burning the Clocks, has announced that they have raised £7,036.91 through their crowdfunding campaign and business partnerships over the past few months.

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IN PICTURES: Burning the Clocks 2022

Graham Robson December 22, 2022

After two years of Covid cancellations, the much-loved community event Burning the Clocks returned to Brighton last night (Wednesday, December 21), bringing around 25,000 people together to watch a procession of lanterns parade and ceremonially burn on the seafront, before a firework show.

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Brighton charity, Same Sky, invites local support to help keep the much-loved winter solstice event running

December 3, 2019

Brighton charity, Same Sky, invites local support to help keep the much-loved winter solstice event running Brighton charity Same Sky launched their crowdfunder  and the theme for Burning the Clocks 2019, offering exclusive rewards to raise ÂŁ6.5k to help fund the event. The annual event will take place at 6.30pm on Saturday 21 December 2019, […]

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Brighton’s ‘Burning the Clocks’ celebrated in special set of Royal Mail stamps

Besi Besemar July 9, 2019

Royal Mail publish today (July 9), eight colourful and engaging illustrations, depicting and capturing the spirit of well-known, and some not so well-known, annual customs that take place around the UK.

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Over £16,600 raised by Brighton’s community for Burning the Clocks 2018 

Besi Besemar January 16, 2019

Same Sky, the community arts charity behind Burning the Clocks, reveal ÂŁ16,689.95 raised for the annual winter solstice parade.  Volunteer – led bucket collection on the night of Burning the Clocks raised £5,846.95 and the event’s crowdfunder exceeded its target and raised ÂŁ5,055 from 57 individuals.

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Burning the Clocks launch Crowdfunder for 2018 event

Besi Besemar November 7, 2018

Brighton charity Same Sky has launched a crowdfunder for Burning the Clocks 2018, offering exclusive gifts in order to raise £5,000 and help secure the future of Burning the Clocks. Taking place from 6.30pm on Friday, December 21, 2018, the Burning the Clocks parade runs from New Road to the seafront, with around 2,000 participants and more than 20,000 onlookers.  

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