We have spent a fascinating evening and morning with our team from the Department of European Languages and Cultures and Green Close looking at the history of the Valencian Fallas and looking at bringing one to Lancaster in November for Bonfire Night and the Light a Up Lancaster festival.
Fallas are wooden and polystyrene sculptures, up to about 30m high, which are designed and made by community groups and committees for a festival which takes place on 19th March each year, with fireworks, light shows and music, at which the Fallas are displayed and then burnt.
And our very own Falla committee are looking to bring a bit of this to Lancaster. We’re looking for ideas for a Lancaster Falla, designers and builders who can help make our Falla a reality and a team of Falleras to parade with it at Light Up Lancaster.
Some budding artists have already drawn us their ideas for a Lancaster Falla, including dinosaurs, boats and more…