Decorated lanterns shine bright in Hemel Hempstead shopping centre

The project is part of Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020

Thursday, 24th December 2020, 10:00 am
Updated Thursday, 24th December 2020, 10:02 am

Local artists have been decorating lanterns to be shown on the white light trees in The Marlowes shopping centre until Monday, January 5.

Nimble Crafters supported by Community Action Dacorum are showing their work alongside people from Open Door Berkhamsted and Dacorum Supported housing.

This project is part of Hertfordshire Year of Culture 2020 and the theme for December is celebrate and illuminate, which is why lanterns have been used.

Local artists have been decorating lanterns to be shown on the white light trees in The Marlowes shopping centre

This is part of a project called Chatter Tables which was aimed at creating social and cultural events for isolated people, three events were held earlier in the year.

A talk was held about The Box Moor Trust in Hemel Hempstead, about wild plants in Little Gaddesden and Haiku making in Markyate.

Julie Banks, Portfolio Holder for Community and Regulatory Services, said: "2020 has not been the Year of Culture expected, but there have been many events for Dacorum residents to take part in and there are interesting resources online."

When visiting the shopping centre you must follow the Government's Covid-19 guidance, visit the centre's website for more details.