Paraffinalia 2016 – A Sensory Feast!
Festive Road’s Paraffinalia 2016 was bigger and better than ever this year.
Held on 17th December in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes , it was attended by over 2,700 people – who were treated to a feast of all their senses!
The Festival included a lantern parade, drummers, fire performers, interactive activities; and a fabulous lampshade tree where people could sit and enjoy food supplied by local artisans. There were also specially commissioned installations, including one created by students from Stantonbury Campus.
The highlight of the evening was the large scale outdoor theatre show which included amazing giant puppetry, a specially designed soundscape, pyrotechnics, and fire sculptures.
The show was truly spectacular and will last long in the memory of all those who attended.
Festive Road would like to thank all their funders and partners – Arts Council England, MK Community Foundation, MK Council, CMK Town Council, Stony Stratford Town Council, Kents Hill & Monkston Parish Council, The Parks Trust, MK Gallery, and Events Managed; plus all their volunteers - who gave generously of their time, help & monies to enable us to produce & deliver Paraffinalia 2016!!
Quotes on social media and feedback:
“We went to the Paraffinalia Fire Festival in Milton Keynes. There was fire breathing, hula hooping, lanterns, giant puppets and toasted marshmallows! What more could you want?”
“Wow Wow Wow .. went to the event last year which we thought was great, but this year was AMAZING .. massive well done to everyone evolved ..”
“Just a note of thanks for last night's event. It was so imaginative, and the versatile Campbell Park was the perfect setting. The 'atmospheric' weather added an unplanned element of mystique.”
“Thank you for an excellent fire festival last night. Hope you are able to do it again next year. Having seen the pictures my son would love to get involved in a workshop.”
“Amazing show at Campbell Park with @Festive_Road tonight. Spectacular puppets!”
“Overdosing on toasted marshmallows and keeping warm by the fires.”
“Beautiful show tonight!!”
“Brilliant event, thank you to all those involved!!”
“Great evening, thx for the creative and original show”
“Fantastic start to our Christmas holidays. Thank-you to all involved”
“Really enjoyed it. Truly magical”
“Amazing event , thank you so much for organising it , my boys were so impressed!”
“Well done everyone.. a suitably cold and chilly night for a bit of fire and ice!”
“A friend in #MiltonKeynes just sent us this. #BIG glowy fighting puppets! Amazing!”
“Shadow fun with the fam during Paraffinalia 2016”
“Paraffinalia at Campbell Park. Some rather spectacular sights.”
“MK enjoys paraffinalia last night.”
“@Festive_Road had a great night out with the kids watching Paraffinalia”
“Great show by @Festive_Road in Campbell Park this eve. Well done to everyone involved.”
“It's not every day you see a dragon strolling in Campbell Park”