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Saltburn Valley of Light

An illuminated adventure under the stars, the magical Valley Gardens were transformed by light.

Valley of Light featured a wonderful lantern village of the local area, celebrating local landmarks and created by local community groups.

There was a stunning constellation of stars, visitors played under the glittering light of a giant mirrorball heart and enjoyed creating their own shadow stories!

Wonderful performances by Whippet Up, Saltburn Smugglers, and storytelling by Ian Douglas and his beautiful Magic Lantern.

Valley of Light was created in collaboration with residents of Redcar & Cleveland. Commissioned by Borderlands and funded by Arts Council England, Creative People and Places.

About Saltburn Valley of Light
  • Held at : Saltburn Valley Gardens

  • From : 8th-9th March 2024

  • Visitors : 1800

Valley of Lanterns

Saltburn has been brought to life in light with the wonderful Valley of Lanterns which has been created by very talented groups and individuals from Saltburn and the surrounding area, including:

Brotton Art Group (The Link), Building Bridges, Coatham Primary School, Generation Climate Action, Guisborough Youth Centre (The Junction) Zetland Primary School, 1st Saltburn Guides, 2nd Saltburn Brownies & Rainbows, 1st Skelton Rainbows, Guides & Rangers, 2nd Skelton Brownies, 3rd Saltburn Brownies & Guides, Saltburn Community Response

As well as all of the local residents and families who took part in the workshops at Loftus Library and Saltburn Library. A huge thank you to everyone who created lanterns and to the artists who worked with all of the groups: Bub Bacon, Adam Bligh, Morwenna CattRowan McLaughlin

Voices of the Valley

Valley of Lanterns is accompanied by a soundtrack, Voices of the Valley,  created by writer Carmen Marcus & sound artist Grace Stubbings, working in collaboration with pupils from Zetland Primary School and Saltburn residents.

Listen below!


What are our visitors saying?

We went last night and it was amazing!!!! So magical. The perfect place to hold the event… We feel so lucky to have been able to be part of the Valley of light, so thank you.

Lantern Maker, Valley of Light

The feedback from the workshops is excellent everyone enjoyed it and the children built some wonderful friendships

Brotton Art Group

I just want to thank you for the magical display you provided in the valley gardens last night. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing all the installations. The sounds added a wonderful extra dimension too. We loved it.

Visitor, Valley of Light

I just wanted to say how our residents loved seeing the bunting that they made at the workshop at hazelgrove , when we went down on Friday night, they had a wonderful night… it was magical, thank you for letting us be part of this.

Hazelgrove Court

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