LIFE LIGHTS: a fantastic turn-out for illuminated festival on St Mary’s

What a fantastic event on 22 February - and a very fitting finale to our festival! The weather was surprisingly forgiving and we had an amazing turn-out for our illuminated parade with some impressive and unique wearable lanterns, and also the cake-instead-of-fireworks finale at the Scillonian Club! A massive THANK YOU to EVERYONE who has played a part, whether it’s been making lovely lanterns, large AND small, creating those stunning cakes, helping us with our logistics, or enabling this to happen with funding and many different kinds of support; we are totally delighted that this year’s Island Light festival has been such a success, and we could not have done this without you! A true community project with a big heart, that has brought so many wonderful things together. Here are a few of our pictures; please do share yours with us too on Facebook and via email at We look forward to hearing from you; do keep in touch so we can plan the next Island Light festival together! Laura, Reg and Jill xxx

LIFE LIGHTS is funded by Arts Council England, FEAST, Isles of Scilly Steamship Co. Community Fund &

Innes Architects and with the kind support of Five Islands Academy, Scilly Chaplaincy, St Mary’s Library, Isles of Scilly Council and police, RNLI, Phoenix Studios, Islands’ Partnership and other local organisations & individuals.