Burning the Clocks – everything you need to know about the event

A popular citywide celebration is set to take place next week to celebrate the shortest day of the year.

Tens of thousands of revelers will take to the streets of Brighton this Wednesday as part of Same Sky’s annual Burning the Clocks event.

Paper and wicker lanterns are carried through town from New Road near the pavilion before being passed into a bonfire on the beach near Kemptown.

Starting at 6.30pm, Burning the Clocks is a celebration of the new year and the past and is described as a “time for reflection and reflection”.

The theme of this year’s procession is nature, which will be the first in two years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Robert Batson, Executive Producer at festival organizers Same Sky, said: “It’s been heartbreaking to cancel the event for the last two years so it will be so exciting to bring it back, and on such a big scale.

“There is no better way to celebrate the winter solstice.”

Among the parading paper lanterns is an effigy by artist Jo Coles. This is said to have been inspired by the Wildermen of Europe.

When is it?

Burning the Clocks begins on Wednesday December 21st at around 6:30pm on New Road near the Pavilion.

The fireworks and effigy burning will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. on New Kemptown Beach.

How can I participate?

Members of the public can join the parade along with children from local schools. Lantern Kits can be purchased from the Booklovers Store, Hisbe, and the Book Nook.

What is the route?

The video below shows the route that Wednesday’s parade will take.

Do the processions affect travel?

The parade passes through central Brighton and onto Madeira Drive so delays can be expected throughout the city, in the center and around Madeira Drive.

The streets will be closed from 4 p.m.

  • Jubilee Street and New Road are closed between 4pm and 7pm
  • Church Street will be closed between 5pm and 7pm between Marlborough Place and Gardner Street
  • North Street will be closed between 6:15 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. prior to the start of the procession
  • Middle Street, Duke Street, Ship Street, Prince Albert Street, Bartholomews, East Street and Brills Lane will be closed between 6:30pm and 7:15pm as the fire parade advances through the lanes and onto the seafront
  • Grand Junction Road will be closed for 15 minutes sometime between 6.45pm and 7.15pm. Temporary traffic lights will be set up

There are also changes and diversions in bus services.

Brighton and Hove Buses have issued a “Service Update” on their website.

Services to Churchill Square from Old Steine ​​will be rerouted along Coast Road and West Street.

Coastal buses departing from the Sea Life Center also use the same detour.
Buses traveling east from Churchill Square towards Old Steine/St Peters Church will be diverted via Queens Road and North Road, using the bus stop at the end of North Road.

Buses heading south from Brighton Train Station travel directly down North Road.

The affected tracks are: 1, 1A, 2, 5, 5A, 5B, 7, 12, 12A, 12X, 14, 14A, 14C, 18, 21, 21A, 22, 24, 26, 27, 27C, 28, 29 , 46, 48, 49, 50, 55

What happens after the procession?

The parade ends on Madeira Drive and culminates with a bonfire and fireworks on the beach. The paper and wicker lanterns are lit on the bonfire.

How is the event supported?

The annual celebration costs over £45,000 each year and this is supported by a crowdfunding campaign alongside sponsors including Arts Council England and Hanningtons Brighton.

Same Sky says the event “receives no guaranteed funding” and “we rely heavily on donations from our community to make this massive event possible”.

You can donate during a visit

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