Festival to light up Pontefract

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Lanterns will light up Pontefract next month as Pontefract Lioness Club holds its third annual festival.

The festival will take place on Saturday, October 18, with a parade from Pontefract Castle to Valley Gardens, where there will be entertainment and refreshments.

Lantern workshops, where people can create their masterpiece for the festival, will take place every Wednesday and Saturday until the event.

Jeanette Morgan, club secretary, said: “This is a community event and we encourage adults and children of all ages and abilities to get involved.

Workshops will be held at 13, The Circle, Chequerfield, from 6pm to 9pm on Wednesdays and 10am until 4pm on Saturdays.

Anyone is welcome to join in with the workshops and the festival.