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SALFORD IS LIGHTING THE LEGEND
 

Star date: 30th October 2011

FIREWORKS FOR GUY FAWKES PLOT HOME

Lighting The Legend

Ordsall Hall
Friday 4th November
from 6:15pm free

The evening before Bonfire Night sees a spectacular happening at Ordsall Hall where, legend has it, Guy Fawkes conceived his plot to blow up Parliament. There's a fab lantern parade, street theatre depicting 700 years of the Hall plus, of course, a firework display.

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Lighting The Legend
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For weeks the community of Ordsall has been making special lanterns for its annual Lighting The Legend parade and firework display. This year the event  is back at Ordsall Hall, following the Tudor mansion's two year refurb, and it promises to be one of the most spectacular yet.

There's going to be lanterns of all shapes, including many huge creatures, most of which will be paraded around the nearby streets. That's followed by giant animals telling the 700 year history of the Hall, before the evening ends when Ordsall Hall's grounds are turned into a proper gunpowder plot…
 
"There will be beauty, surprises and a firework finale" says Gail Skelly of Ordsall Community Arts, who has organised the whole event, and even gone on a sponsored booze ban for 22 weeks to help pay for the fireworks.

"Fiona, Jo and Anna, who make the parade lanterns, have outdone themselves this year with some fabulous creature lanterns, and Pete and the Pif Paf Arts gang are planning some bonkers street theatre as they tell some of the tale of the Hall's amazing 700 year history" she adds "If you've never been to Lighting the Legend before, prepare for a proper good spectacle and a great night's family entertainment - absolutely free. The only thing you have to bring is your coat!"
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Lighting The Legend
Friday 4th November
Ordsall Hall from 6:15pm free

Full line up…

6.15pm - Ordsall Hall gates open
6.30pm - Parade from Ordsall Neighbourhood Office to Ordsall Hall
7.00pm - Street Theatre Show 'The 700 Years'
7.30pm - Bargain Banger Fireworks (viewed from the Hall's grounds)


 

Mike Scantlebury wrote
at 11:05:04 AM on Thursday, November 08, 2012
Jane and Mike are putting together a series of radio programmes about the making of 'Lighting the Legend' this year, seeing as how it's special - the 20th Anniversary! The first programme, called 'Before', is ready to listen to now, and includes people singing Mike's new song, written specially to commemorate the 20 years, and interviews with local people in Ordsall. The link is: http://ipad.io/a1LN
 
liz wrote
at 3:59:48 AM on Friday, November 04, 2011
Sounds like a good show - will visit. Perhaps I should write visite as it seems nobody in Salford can spell according to these comments. Also it is worth bearing in mind people, that however much there is wastage and mismanagement in local councils they do provide us with preserved heritage and imaginative events such as the one you are commenting on presently.
 
GARY FOULKES wrote
at 6:16:40 AM on Monday, October 31, 2011
DEAR GUY FAWKES . PLEASE , PLEASE HELP US GET RID OF SALTFORD CLOWNCIL . THANK YEOWWW .
 
splodgewalletwhat@hotmail.co.uk wrote
at 6:15:58 AM on Monday, October 31, 2011
Sounds like a great gigg and should be fun, but Fawkes didn't come up with the plan, it was Robert Catesby who was the leader of the plot. Fawkes was a Dutchman enlisted to aid them in their plans to reinstate a Catholic monarch in England. So Fawkes didn't come up with plot.
 
Harry Hardcastle wrote
at 6:15:42 AM on Monday, October 31, 2011
GUY FAWKES HAD THE RIGHT IDEA . THE FINEST WAY TO DISPOSE OF CORRUPT GOVERNMENT , AND CORRUPT LOCAL COUNCILS , IN THIS CORRUPT AND ROTTON LAND .
 
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