Astley Hall set to glow again

21 November 2016

CHORLEY’S historic Astley Hall is all set be transformed into a magical winter wonderland again with spectacular lights, music and artistic performance.
Between 5pm and 10pm on Saturday 26 November, Chorley’s centre-piece building will be lit up in magnificent LED spotlights and hundreds of candles to help mark the start of Chorley’s Christmas celebrations.
The free show stopping event, which takes its inspiration from the Nuit des Musees (Night Museum) in Paris, has been organised by Chorley Council together with assistance from the Friends of Astley Hall.
Councillor Bev Murray, who has responsibility for Astley Hall at Chorley Council, said: “Last year’s Astley Illuminated was one of our biggest and brightest events and we’re delighted to be bringing this highly popular event to Chorley and in deed Lancashire once again.
“Whether you missed the opportunity to see the Hall lit up last year, or you came along and would like to see it again, it really is a spectacular sight and we are looking forward to welcoming people to the historic hall to showcase what it has to offer.
“We have changed things slightly this year as it is only a one day event, so we can make it even more spectacular, for visitors.”
Along with the lights people will get to see special performances from the hugely popular illuminated act Spark, who have performed across the globe, with their not to be missed drumming and visual extravaganza show taking place throughout the evening.
Tarleton Brass Band will be playing traditional Christmas carols within the walled garden and people are asked to watch out for the trees coming alive throughout the night.
“We’re really excited to be working with Worldbeaters Music, Tarleton Brass Band and Warble Entertainments to add music and performance to the event complimenting the spectacular lights on both Astley Hall and surrounding trees, to make what should be a fantastic evening out for all the family,” said Councillor Murray.
“The event is free to attend and Cafe Ambio will be open for light refreshments and a hot chocolate stall serving drinks and mulled wine which will make a perfect accompaniment to enjoying the delights of Astley Hall on a wonderful winter’s night.
“As we expect it to be really busy we’re putting on a free park and ride from the town centre (outside Booths) to the Hallgate entrance so please use the town centre car parks, which are free after 1pm on Saturdays.”
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