Burning the clocks

New urban rituals

Same Sky, the organisors of this event create new urban rituals to replace those traditional festivals that were lost in the dash to be new and non superstitious. These events can be enjoyed regardless of faith or creed. Burning the Clocks is an antidote to the excesses of the commercial Christmas. People gather to make paper and willow lanterns to carry through the city to mark the shortest day and usher in the new sun.

A way to celebrate the festive season

Burning the Clocks was created in 1995 as a way to celebrate the festive season. The winter solstice offered an alternative to Christmas, and a theme of time that forms the parade each year. The event was created with support from the Co-op and is a much-loved part of the Brighton winter calendar

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