City of Lights procession returns to Truro

City of Lights parade
Image caption The City of Lights parade starts at 7pm

Giant lanterns made in Cornwall will be paraded through the streets of Truro during the annual City of Lights procession later.

The parade features withy and tissue lanterns, which are handmade and carried by professional artists, schoolchildren and local community and youth groups.

The theme for this year's event is wildlife, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cornwall Wildlife Trust.

The parade starts at 7pm.

Reg Payne, a local artist involved in the procession, said: "It starts with a tangle of children, add in a bundle of withy sticks, tissue, glue, wire and candles, stir in some enthusiasm, imagination and a whole lot of fun and there you have it."

The parade begins from the junction of Moresk Road and St Clements Street.

It moves up to Pydar Street, along Union Street, taking in Castle Street, River Street, St Nicholas Street, Boscawen Street, Princes Street Green Street and finally on to Lemon Quay.

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