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21 Dec 2023

Burning The Clocks

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Burning the Clocks is an annual community event organized by Same Sky that brings the city together to celebrate the shortest day of the year. People create their own lanterns and parade through the city before placing them in a bonfire on Brighton beach. It is a time for reflection and celebration. This year's event will start at 6.30pm in the center of Brighton near the Pavillion, with fireworks and effigy burning taking place at 7.30pm on Kemptown Beach. Certain areas will be closed to the public. Same Sky receives support from Arts Council England, the Chalk Cliff Trust, and the Ledward LGBTQ+ Community Centre.

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06:30 PM - 08:00 PM General Hours

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Estimated Turnout

1000 - 5000

100 - 500 Exhibitors Based on previous editions

Event Type

Trade Show


Dec 2023
+8 more editions

Frequency Annual
Next edition likely in Dec 2024

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This event showcases products like Burning the Clocks involves a celebration that allows people to make their own paper lanterns, which they will use in a procession that is led by local bands, giving the event a carnival touch. This event offers people the opportunity to burn their lanterns on the beach as a way of letting go of the end of the year. The burning of the lanterns are the main attraction as they represent wishes, hopes, and fears, and simultaneously offer a change for reflection etc.


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Brighton, UK

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