Please note: The tickets for the torchlit procession and feast are all SOLD OUT. Thank you for your amazing response and interest. Any questions, please email Katie Roper at AOC.
On Saturday 29th October, a spectacular Anglo-Saxon themed torchlit procession will create a river of fire as it winds through the streets of Aberlady. The procession will be followed by an Anglo-Saxon Feast and entertainments at Kirk Stables with a hog roast, music and storytelling.
It’s sometimes said that there is not much to do at this time of year in Aberlady and we want to change that. Our ambition is to make this procession an annual event, which will hopefully grow in future years and enhance the community we live in. So carry a torch, have a look at our costume ideas leaflet for inspiration, get into the spirit and come in costume.
You may begin assembling to collect your torch from 16:30 at the Aberlady Playing fields and our procession will start at 17:00. The route will take us to the Kirk Stables where we will arrive at 17:30.
Our feast will begin at this time, with opening remarks and speeches celebrating the fantastic success of Aberlady Angles beginning at 17:45. We will be privileged to have live music from children who have taken part in workshops with Lamp House Music, and they will be performing original songs written by themselves inspired by the themes of Anglo-Saxon epic poetry.
- Only those over 16 years can obtain an open-flame torch
- Young people may carry an imitation battery operated version and are welcome to come along with family and friends
- Children under the age of 16 must be supervised at all times
- If you don’t want to carry a torch, but would like to bring a procession instruments, feel free. Check out our classroom music workshop for some inspiration!
- Safety stewards will accompany the procession to ensure your safety. Please listen to, and act on, any advice they give.
- You need to register to attend the Torchlit Procession and Anglo-Saxon Feast
- Numbers will be strictly limited to 120.
Public Safety Warnings
- Please follow all safety instructions when carrying torches at this events
- The Torchlit procession is an outdoor event using wax based torches (like large candles). Safety guards are supplied to protect the hands from dripping wax.
- When windy, wax from torches can be blown onto clothing. Please dress appropriately and do not carry torches if wearing delicate fabrics
- Spectators are welcome and encouraged, but we would like to ask you do not join mid-route or stand infront of the procession to take photographs.