Penrith’s Winter Droving is taking on a different format this year – including plans for a “spectacular” light projection in the town’s St Andrew’s churchyard.
The celebration will take place across four nights over October half-term and organiser Eden Arts is looking to feature members of the Winter Droving community, with and without their masks, as part of the projection.
Those taking part will be photographed by socially distanced appointments this month and nominations are being sought for the special light piece, which will be interwoven with footage of past Winter Droving events.
Nominations can be made at www.edenarts.co.uk/projects/winter-droving
A spokesman for organisers Eden Arts said: “As many of you have already guessed, the Winter Droving this year will look pretty different.
“While we can’t bring you the usual fiery hustle and bustle of the Winter Droving Festival, we are creating a series of ‘quieter’ things, including a spectacular light projection in St Andrew’s churchyard.
“We are looking to feature people in the community who care, and we know thousands of you will fit the brief.
This can be for something as little as the neighbour who always keeps the weeds in check, a child who always says ‘hello’ to their elderly neighbour or someone who has done great things with a wider impact.
“So if you know the perfect caring host, a key worker who never fails to put a smile on your face, or someone who cares in the local community, for the environment or its animals, then we want to hear from you.”