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Tuesday 13 October 2015

Burning The Clocks: Brighton Revellers Will Be Looking To 'The Cosmos' This Christmas Week

Burning the Clocks, which first took place in 1993,.is an uplifting antidote to the excesses of a commercial Christmas. For the 2015 event Brighton charity Same Sky has announced The Cosmos as its theme.


John Varah, artistic director, Same Sky said: 

"Since the early 90s we have strived to bring a meaningful community event to Brighton in the festive period. 

"Last year, in light of challenges to arts funding, we launched crowdfunding for Burning the Clocks, rather than just asking for donations on the night.

"We took this step to help secure the event"s future and to provide a means for people to easily invest in the event. 

The success of last year's crowdfunding helped keep the parade alive, but it is crucial we keep this support coming in."

As in previous years, Brighton residents can purchase lantern packs to take part in the parade (costing £22, available from early November), and Same Sky will also offer rewards to crowdfunding participants. 


Depending on the size of the donation, investors will be rewarded with personalised lanterns, the privilege of lighting the event's bonfire or with VIP passes to watch the event from a prime location on the beach. 

Prints by local artist Graham Carter are also on sale to raise funds, with 80 limited edition designs created around this year's theme of The Cosmos.

Fifty limited edition prints created for last year's theme Urbano-The City will also be available to buy through Same Sky, along with 50 from Graham's 2013 artwork titled The Deep. 

Artist, Graham Carter said: 

"I was excited to be tasked with producing an image on the theme of 'The Cosmos' for this year"s Burning the Clocks print. I wanted local people to be able to identify with the image, which was tricky as obviously there are no Brighton landmarks in space!

"Then I remembered that beautiful phrase 'artistic license' and realised it did no harm to the image to have the distinctive Brighton skyline in there. Hopefully it makes the image seem quite magical, much like the event itself."

Lantern packs for the event - which takes place from 6.30pm on Monday 21st December 2015 - containing construction materials and four wristbands for four people to take part in the parade are available from early November at Brighton Pavilion, the Wood Store at Preston Barracks on Lewes Road and Book Nook in Hove.

For more information on purchasing latern packs and Graham's Carters prints, visit www.facebook.com/SameSkyBrighton. Businesses interested in getting involved with the event as a sponsor or participant should contact jasmine@samesky.co.uk.

by: Mike Cobley




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