Burnham Switch on online

The annual Christmas lights switch-on for Burnham on Sea and Highbridge is moving online this year. Faced with the immovable object that is lockdown, the council decided to live stream the event on the Council’s website. The switch on will still feature socially distanced participation for the evening. There will be singing from local children and over one hundred lanterns made by the local community. Students at Brent Knoll Primary School will provide the singing and Lyra Cole will switch on the lights. As this year’s guest of honour, Lyra made her name last Christmas with her version of ‘When A Child Is Born’. The number one download over Christmas beat the likes of Stormzy and Robbie Williams

The GlowHome project with Create You distributed 500 free ‘make your own lantern’ packs across the community. having made them, 57 photos and 61 videos of some amazing lanterns have been submitted.

These images will feature in the virtual event. It will be streamed on the Town Council website on Saturday 21 November at 7pm. You can find the details and join the switch on at the councils website https://burnham-highbridge-tc.gov.uk/

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