Burning the Clocks 2017 Reaches Crowdfunding Target!
Burning the Clocks brings Brighton together to celebrate the winter solstice each year and has become a much loved tradition. Organisers called on locals to help them ignite Brighton with an outpouring of passion, fun and fireworks to wish goodbye to the old year and usher in the new with their famously unique celebration of community and togetherness!
Every year on 21st December, the winter solstice, organisers produce this much-loved event in Brighton. Burning the Clocks combines a beautiful lantern procession through the streets of Brighton, with a spectacular fire and fireworks show, bringing the whole city together to celebrate and reflect.
With arts funding becoming increasingly difficult to secure, organisers decided to start crowdfunding in order to support the event each year .
Whilst Same Sky is recognised by Brighton & Hove Council for the contribution they make to the city, and are therefore helped with their core costs, Burning the Clocks receives no guaranteed funding and so is reliant on crowd funding and the support of local business to make sure Burning the Clocks can go ahead each year.
This years crowdfunder campaign reached it’s target of £5,000 through donations by 99 supporters, and still has 8 days left to go to collect even more donations to make this year’s event a super special one!
Burning the Clocks was created in 1993 as an antidote to the excesses of the commercial Christmas and as a way to celebrate the festive season regardless of faith, embracing our entire community. It brings people together from all ages and walks of life to celebrate our fantastically unique city and to share the things that bind us all.
Around 20,000 people now come to watch Burning the Clocks and around 2,000 people join in and take part in the lantern parade each year. Purchasing one of Same Sky’s packages not only allows you to be at the heart of this unforgettable event but also helps to make sure Burning the Clocks can return next year!
Organisers are proud to announce that the incredible Graham Carter has kindly decided to support Burning the Clocks again for the 5th year running and has created another stunning limited edition print to go with this years theme ‘East’. This print, as well as the previous years, are available to purchase on the crowfunder page, with the proceeds from each sale going towards Burning the Clocks, and organisers are even aiming to get the print to you for Christmas!