Burning the Clocks 2023: Brighton solstice parade foregoes bonfire Brighton News

The Argus understands that the annual solstice parade will no longer finish with the paper and wood lanterns being burned.

The decision has been taken by organisers over fears that strong winds could make the bonfire dangerous.

Fireworks and other festivities on the seafront will still go ahead.

Gusts of more than 30mph are predicted for Brighton this evening ahead of the annual event which marks the winter solstice.


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Organisers Same Sky said the event is moving forward as planned but urged people attending to “layer up and dress accordingly for strong winds”.

“Our production team is meticulously planning for the weather conditions to ensure public safety and deliver an exceptional event,” a spokesman said.

This year’s theme is clocks and will include all kind of lanterns including one in the shape of the Empire Windrush boat.

The parade starts at 6pm, setting off from Brighton Dome before snaking through the city to arrive at the beach.

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This notice was published: 2023-12-21 17:28:46

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