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Creative Barking & Dagenham

Winter Lantern Parade

Chitty's Lane

7 November 2021

Come and cheer on the procession of light from Chitty's Lane to Valence Park, Dagenham.

The Winter Lantern Parade takes place on Chitty's Lane to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the first houses built on the estate. To mark this occasion, we will be holding a parade on Sunday 7 November at 4.30pm to start from Henry Green Primary School on Chitty’s Lane and end up at Valence Park, where there will be a free, family event starting at 4pm with amazing stage acts, live music and street theatre followed by a spectacular fireworks finale display.

The parade, organised in partnership with Creative Barking & Dagenham, will involve the local schools and residents around the area and will include handmade big head puppets and lanterns. Bring your own handmade lantern or make one at our workshops.

We will be working with Henry Green Primary School, Becontree Primary School and Valence Primary School to create the artwork and there will be an opportunity for families to attend free creative workshops.

To find out more and how to register click here.


Creative Barking & Dagenham (CBD) is a project for people living, working and socialising in Barking and Dagenham. The mission of CBD is to enable local people to create, commission and curate outstanding arts and creative activities in their areas, and to promote the borough as a place where exciting art – of all forms – is made and shown. At the heart of the programme is our Cultural Connectors network, an open and growing network of over 200 local residents who are the decision makers and advocates for CBD.