Pupils from Netherfield Primary school have been getting creative in preparation for Battle Festival launch event The Winter Giant on Saturday 7 October, among more than 400 children and their families who have been attending free lantern making workshops.
The Winter Giant from the award-winning Beautiful Creatures Theatre, tells the heartwarming tale of a giant looking for a place to call home, and the spectacular show will feature a 20ft giant puppet moving through the streets of Battle, along with singers, musicians, actors and a community lantern procession.
The Winter Giant tells the story of anyone who has ever been lost or looking for shelter. It speaks of our common humanity, of the importance of a community that welcomes everyone, and of the desire amongst all humans to live in a safe, warm place. As part of the workshops, each child inscribed their home-shaped lantern with a message for John the giant.