|Dark cloud over the Minto Bridges|
On previous years this has been quite magical, very atmospheric and cleverly put together; the children in particular love this occasion. However, last year's lantern festival, sad to say, was a wash out, the delicate lanterns lashed with rain in a cold wind. It is raining heavily as I write this and dark clouds have been hanging around in the afternoons and evenings, but let's hope for better luck with the weather this time round. A large number of local artists and performers have been engaged to entertain the crowds in the dark next Saturday. Good luck to them all!