A dazzling street parade and vibrant performances commemorating 400 years since the Mayflower's voyage, the Pilgrims' story and its connection to Worksop.
Featuring a parade with willow lanterns made by artists, community groups and young people from in and around Worksop, the ‘400’photograph, and digital projections onto the dramatic Worksop Priory church, which is known as the origin of the Tickhill Psalter as well as being the birthplace of Mary Bernard who, with husband Roger Williams, founded Rhode Island State. More information can be found at www.bassetlawchristianheritage.com
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 Worksop 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.
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