A dazzling street parade and vibrant performances commemorating 400 years since the Mayflower's voyage, the Pilgrims' story and its connection to Gainsborough.
Featuring digital projections onto Gainsborough's historic Old Hall and a parade through the town with willow lanterns made by artists, community groups and young people from Gainsborough.
Illuminate is the official opening event for the Mayflower 400 commemoration year, the start of a 12-month programme of events across the world. Illuminate events will be taking place across the Mayflower destinations in November 2019 and in November 2020.
Illuminate Gainsborough is part of the Pilgrim Roots ‘Pilgrim Festival’, a two-week festival in the home towns and villages of many of the Mayflower Pilgrims including Gainsborough, Bawtry, Boston, Retford, Worksop and Immingham. It is also part of the Being Human Festival
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