- December 6, 2017
Burning the Clocks is a much loved Brighton tradition. Each year since 1993 the event has taken place to celebrate the winter solstice. Around 20,000 people come to the city each year to watch Burning the Clocks, with around 2,000 people taking part in the procession.
The event brings together the community to celebrate both unity and uniqueness, as well as passion and power. It is a way of bringing people together, regardless of age and faith, people from across the city and all walks of life.
Burning the Clocks combines a stunning lantern procession through the streets of Brighton, finishing with a fireworks show, to celebrate the year coming to a close and welcome the coming New Year.
As Burning the Clocks does not receive any guaranteed funding, and with arts funding becoming increasingly difficult to secure, organisers are therefore reliant on crowd funding. It is the support from local businesses which ensures the traditional event can go ahead each year as planned.
This year’s fundraising campaign reached its target of £5,000 with 8 days left to go. The money was raised by donations received from 99 supporters. With a week still left to go there is the chance for Burning the Clocks to raise even more.
If you want to donate or find out more information visit: Burning the Clocks 2017
By Clare Calder