Illuminate Rotherhithe

Illuminate Rotherhithe will return to the London borough again in 2019 as part of the launch of the Mayflower 400 commemoration year around the globe.

A symbolic lantern procession will take place on Friday, November 29 - assembling at 4.30pm for a 5pm start at St Mary’s Churchyard Gardens.

The route is shown below

Illuminate Rotherhithe

The parade is a culmination of the events honouring its close links to the Mayflower story with a series of free events. This year's events include:

  • Family Barn Dance, Saturday November 9, 1-3pm Mayflower Hall, 1 Neptune Street
  • Collection Creatives writing & art group, Saturday November 9, 5.30-7.30pm, Canada Water Library
  • Tales and Songs of Migration Concert, Saturday November 16, 7.30pm, Sands Films, 82 St Marychurch Street
  • Film Screenings weekend Sands Films on the following dates:
    The Pilgrims, Saturday November 23, 11am
    Latcho Drom, Saturday November 23, 4pm
    In My Heart, Sunday November 24, 2pm
    Ai Wei Wei’s Human Flow, Sunday November 24, 5pm
  • Illuminate Rotherhithe Community Show, Saturday November 30, 7.30pm, Finnish Church, Albion Street

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