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FRIDAy 7 July, 2023
Parade 12.30-1.45pm

route map
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Lewes’ much-loved annual Patina Moving On Parade is returning on Friday 7 July.


In our 21st year the Moving On theme is All the World’s a Stage! Year 6 children have been busy choosing their top three plays, musicals, pantomimes and performances they would like to see in their Parade. 


15 schools are taking place this year and year 6 children across the area will soon be finding out their school’s play and meeting their Patina artists in a workshop to start the making process.


The parade will start in the Paddock and head all the way down the High Street to cross the River Ouse and go along Cliffe High Street returning to the Paddock for some post parade fun and activities. 

In 2020, the Moving On Parade sadly had to be virtual due to the covid 19 pandemic. We promised at the time to make it up to the children who missed out if we possibly could. This year group is now year 9 and we are inviting them to be involved in Moving On 2023.  We are organising a year 9 carnival arts workshop on 17 June so that they can help make the amazing centre-pieces for the parade. Year 9s are also invited to be in a samba band being created for the occasion. Some year 9s will also have the opportunity to help with costume making at their primary schools and support the Year 6s on Friday 7 July.

after the parade
  • After the parade all the school children will gather back in the Paddock. 

  • There will be an area within the Paddock for parents and families of the participating children wishing to watch the post parade activities. Stewards will guide you to the area. Toilets and refreshments will be available for you but due to safeguarding issues we ask that children stay within their school groups.

  • In the Paddock we will enjoy the samba band made up of year 6 and year 9 students 

  • All schools are responsible for taking the children back to school or releasing them to their parents/carers at the end of the event.

Spotlights at twilight  
Friday 7 July, 7pm – 10pm.

Patina is back with its super popular evening event with a twist this year. We will reveal more about this event soon. 

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