FRIDAy jULY 1st, 2022
The much loved annual Patina Moving On Parade is returning to central Lewes on Friday 1 July after 2 years of adaption due to the covid pandemic.
To mark the 20th anniversary of the first Moving On Parade and reflecting the river and sea theme, the parade is being extended to cross the river Ouse and go along Cliffe High Street.
Year 6 children across the area are busy making their carnival costumes ranging from kingfishers and swans to seahorses and jellyfish, guided by an expert team of Patina artists.
Each school will carry a Wish Fish designed by artist Nikki Gunson, with the children’s wishes for the future on the scales. The schools’ Wish Fish will be brought together to form a collective sculpture in the Paddock in a celebration after the parade.
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.
Each school will have carried their Wish Fish designed by artist Nikki Gunson, with the children’s wishes for the future on the scales. The schools’ Wish Fish will be brought together to form a collective sculpture in the Paddock in a celebration after the parade.
In the Paddock we will enjoy the samba band made up of year 6 and Priory students and have a go at the Moving On 2022 dance. Choreographer and dance teacher Gemma Coe will be there to remind everyone of the moves! Learn the dance HERE.
All schools are responsible for taking the children back to school or releasing them to their parents/carers at the end of the event.
Friday 1 July, 7pm – 10pm.
Patina is also holding its Twilight Tales storytelling event again in the Paddock after Moving On, with professional storytellers telling tales of the river and sagas of the sea for the whole community, and the parade sculpture illuminated as the sun goes down. The event is free and for all ages.