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Lightpool Festival

The award-winning Lightpool Festival will return for October half-term with an amazing free programme of light installations, 3D projections shows, art trails and stunning live performances.

DATES: 15-30 October 2021

More details coming soon.

Get involved with Lightpool Festival 2021:

Illuminos present: Frost Fairies and Fireflies

This year for, Christmas here in Blackpool, the Blackpool Tower will be illuminated with the magical tale of the Frost Fairies and Fireflies, and we need your help in creating the projection artwork.

King Frost, who lives in a great ice palace, wishes to send his hoard of precious jewels and treasure to Father Christmas, to be used as gifts for children. The King tasks his fairies with carrying large glistening jars of the jewels across the land. But fairies being fairies, they are distracted along the way, and hide the jewel-filled jars in trees and bushes whist they run and play. Mr Sun then sends his fireflies after the jars, cracking and and breaking them. The jewels melt out across
the land, like shimmering raindrops, causing the leaves to change to ruby, bronze, sapphire and emerald, bejewelled autumn and winter colours. The Frost King, initially cross, sees the beauty created, and forgives the fairies, tasking them to repeat the transformation of the seasons each year.

We want you to help design the magic-filled leaves in all their colourful splendour. Using the templates below, colour, collage, print, or paint your own styles of leaf, imagining what they might look like once the magic of the fairies has made them shine and gleam. The brighter and more colourful the better! You can add little drawings or phrases if you like, or even use real leaves. Then take a photo (phone pictures are fine) of your design, and upload it to us at .

Please click the images below to download (these will open in a new window) :

Leaf for downloading and colouring  Leaf to download and colour

You’ll also be able to describe the fairy you think created it here. We’ll then incorporate the images and ideas into the animated content, and you’ll be able to spot your leaves in the final projection.

Closing date for entries: 31 July 2021

Thankyou for your help, and look out for the frost fairies and fireflies soon!