Residents flocked to Gartside Gardens Park on Saturday, 29th October, to join in the fun at the Halloween Gala and Lantern Display Finale. 

There were games, a bouncy castle, arts and crafts, music and refreshments all on offer for a special spooktacular treat complete with fancy dress competition.

Organiser and local resident, Dymo Leung, founded Lightime CIC in November 2021 leading to this art exhibition, and he has been working with Brunswick Tenants and Residents Association to bring you the Halloween Extravaganza.

Dymo said: “It was great to see everyone get into the spirit of things and there were some amazing costumes. Everyone had such a good time, and it was lovely to see so many happy faces. 

“Thank you to the people of Brunswick who came to join us to make this a very special day”.

The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Moon festival, is a traditional festival celebrated in Chinese culture. Ceremonies are held to give thanks for the harvest and to encourage the harvest-giving light to return again in the coming year. It is also a reunion time for families, a little like Thanksgiving.

As dusk descended the lanterns were lit to create a truly magical sight and a chance to see the handywork in all its glory. Lanterns are just one of the traditions used to celebrate the mid-Autumn Festival.

Following a month of community workshops, the celebrations were brought to a close with this Halloween Gala and Lantern Finale in the park.

In case you missed it, here’s a video of the lanterns on display in the park – I’m sure you’ll agree they are pretty magnificent.


Visit the S4B Facebook page for lots more images of the day, search @S4Bmanchester

For more information, contact social investment specialist Sharon Thomas, email [email protected] telephone 0300 555 0128.