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Sat, 18 Nov


Kings Square

Love in Kings Square

Free festive activities and a huge twelve-metre illuminated beating heart, with a spectacular aerialist show inside it!

Love in Kings Square
Love in Kings Square

When & Where

18 Nov 2023, 13:00 – 18:00

Kings Square, Kings Square, Gloucester GL1 1RP, UK

About the event

A festive afternoon out of free activities in Kings Square, topped off with the spectacular aerialist performance.

Kings Square is a new addition to the Lantern Procession for 2023, and will also host amazing luminescent entertainment including:

  • Love Art - Witness this elegant aerial show from The Dream Engine. LoveArt features a massive 12m-high breathing heart that will host a highly-skilled aerial performance. This show combines sculpture, light, music, the open space of Kings Square, and immense skill, creating a must-see experience. Love Art is an air-filled fabric structure where fluctuations in the internal air pressure cause the structure to lift an aerialist into the air to perform a show. The fluctuations continue so the heart slowly starts to beat. The construction of an air-filled structure of this size with a moving and lifting capacity is only possible through recent developments in fabric technology and 3D stress test modelling.
  • The Living Snow Globe - this visual feast is every bit as magical as the snow globes of your childhood memories. The ethereal Snow Queen will glide through the crowd encased in her beautiful wintry sphere, where she awaits you to help conjure a monumental snowstorm. Venture close to her spellbinding Snow Globe and at the touch of a button watch as thousands of snowflakes transform her frosted world.
  • A World of Bubbles - expect fun, bubble magic, snow, dancing, foamy bubbles to play with, bubble sculptures and even a bubble so big you can stand inside it, from the masters of epic children's entertainment, Cotswold Children's Parties.
  • Festive Funky Hooping - With a large stack of hoops, Five Gold Rings and some very funky Christmas tunes, Angie will be bringing festive cheer! Be amazed at the mesmerising trails of light her illumated hoops make, and dazzled by the hoops' acrobatics, spins, twists and turns.
  • Live Music from RSVP Bhangra - a high-energy, interactive and fun Bhangra music extravagnaza that is guaranteed to keep you dancing. Having appeared at festivals across the UK, from Glastonbury and WOMAD, this is a rocking experience you won't want to miss.
  • Food & Drink - indulge in a festive treat with a selection of winter warmers available in Kings Square from a variety of stalls.

Quick Event Timings:

  • 1-4pm  - Make Your Own Lantern - Eastgate Shopping Centre
  • 1-6pm - Foor & Drink available in Kings Square
  • 2pm - Maddy Brewster: A World of Bubbles
  • 2.40pm - The Living Snow Globe, Love Art, and Festive Funky Hooping
  • 3pm - Maddy Brewster: A World of Bubbles
  • 3.45pm - Salvation Army Brass Band
  • 4pm - The Living Snow Globe
  • 4.05pm - Love Art
  • 4.25pm - Salvation Army Brass Band
  • 4.45pm - Tree of Light Ceremony by BBC Radio Gloucestershire and Rotary Gloucester
  • 5pm - Tree of Light Ceremony Countdown
  • 5.30pm - RVSP Bhangra

Check out all the details for the rest of the Lantern Procession here.

Bright Nights Christmas Events are supported by Gloucester City Council and Gloucester BID.

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