PICTURES: Festival of light at Clevedon Marine Lake

North Somerset Samba

The North Somerset Samba group played music at the event. - Credit: Chris Emmerson

Clevedon's Marine Lake light spectacular went off with a bang on December 4.

The annual light up the lake event sees a parade, music, fire dancing and twinkling lights on the water to fund up-keep of Marine Lake.

Clevedon Marine Lake festival of light

Marlens was collecting at the festival. - Credit: Chris Emmerson

Kick-starting the festival was a lantern procession beginning at the pier, where people enjoyed showing-off their homemade lanterns. Music was performed by North Somerset Samba.

Clevedon Marine Lake festival of light

The Samba group held a parade along the lake. - Credit: Chris Emmerson

Spectators also got to watch swimmers and boats covered in lights take to the water for the nightglow on the lake.

Clevedon Marine Lake festival of light

The event also saw swimmers and boaters take to the water to light up the lake. - Credit: Chris Emmerson

Clevedon Marine Lake festival of light

Boats lit-up the water with LED lights. - Credit: Chris Emmerson

Then families watched in awe at a circus performance from Darklyte Fire Collective, which finished off the night with fire breathers and an LED light show.

Clevedon Marine Lake festival of light

Darklyte Fire Collective was also at the event with a fire display. - Credit: Chris Emmerson

Organising the event was Marlens, a community group set-up to manage Marine Lake.

President, Linda Knott said: "We wanted to spread a little joy at this time of year in particular after such a miserable time with Covid.

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"The bucket collection raised over £1000 which goes towards the maintenance of the lake."

Clevedon Marine Lake festival of light

Marlens held a collection stall at the festival. - Credit: Chris Emmerson

Clevedon Marine Lake festival of light

Collections were made to Marlens. - Credit: Chris Emmerson

Clevedon Marine Lake Festival of light

The LED light procession saw people dress-up covered in lights. - Credit: Chris Emmerson

Clevedon Marine Lake festival of light

Donations helped Marlens maintain the lake. - Credit: Chris Emmerson

Clevedon Marine Lake festival of light

A member of the North Somerset Samba group sports her instrument. - Credit: Chris Emmerson


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