River of lights

People make places and on the evening of 31 October 2017, people gathered in the town square in their thousands to create a river of light celebrating ordinary people from the past who have made extraordinary contributions to the town.

In the weeks and months running up to the event hundreds of children and their families, as well as schools and community groups worked with SPAN arts Cheerful project staff and artist Toby Downing to make lanterns inspired by the buildings and characters from Haverfordwest’s past.

The event in 2017 was the culmination of a three year plan led by Guy Norman from spacetocreate and delivered within the context of the Lab Haverfordwest – a 3 year art and regeneration project in the County town.

Images: Jennie Caldwell, Jennie Blackmore, Di Ford.