Bringing light to the heart of the community

‘Amazing Mossley lantern light up! Never seen anything like it in my life! Nice to be involved!’ Thank you!’ - Local resident.

Mossley Light Festival  is part of Mossley’s seasonal ‘lights switch on’ each November. The festival launched in 2016 when months of participatory events involving schools, community groups, artists and businesses culminated in a free festival for all.

In its first year thousands of people joined together to fill the streets, celebrate Mossley’s creativity, and share its infectious community spirit. The high quality content amazed visitors, impressed residents, and inspired children who wanted to do it all again.

Our festival is created by the wonderful communities in Mossley. It’s a fantastic opportunity for groups and businesses to work together to put Mossley on the map as a visitor destination.

We are busy fundraising to deliver the second Mossley Light Festival; a spectacular community event for everyone to be part of and enjoy. Please help us reach our goal by visiting our crowdfunding page here:
Any contribution no matter how small will make all the difference. Thank you!


For schools

Mossley Light Festival For Schools "Seeing the kids faces enjoying such a fantastic event was tremendous" - 2016 participant For the first Mossley Light Festival 250 children from every local primary school walked proudly with their lanterns in the festival parade in...
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Facts and Figures

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Celebrate Festival

Bring along your friends and family to experience top-notch performances, chances to make things, a spectacular Carnival finale, sporty fun and games, food and even a few surprises…We’re celebrating the amazingly talented artists of Mossley and beyond as we invite our...
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How to support us

Why support Mossley Light Festival? “I’ve seen a street I’ve known most of my life suddenly burst into life” – 2016 participant COMMUNITY In 2016 almost 40% of Mossley’s residents were involved in some way; walking with children, watching the parade, making lanterns,...
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How to support MLF

How To Support Mossley Light Festival "This festival of light is excellent for community spirit and promoting Mossley where I grew up – brilliant." - Local resident In 2016, Mossley Light Festival was heavily subsidised by funds raised by The Vale, Mossley Town...
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For artists

Mossley Light Festival For Artists   Mossley Light Festival provides a platform for local artists to bring their work to new audiences and environments. In 2016 we supported over 20 artists providing time, space, resources and employment over a four month...
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For community

Mossley Light Festival For Community "It was magic to see so many different groups involved, everyone was part of it" - 2016 participant In 2016 we worked with over 14 community group partners  to host art, music, and dance sessions for the local community and their...
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MLF 2017

Mossley Light Festival 2017   Mossley Light Festival 2017 will take place on the 25th November! Please consider donating so that we can make sure it's as good if not better than last year!  MLF will receive 100% of all of your donations through our lead partner...
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For business

Mossley Light Festival For Business "We are delighted to be involved with this unique event and I’m personally thrilled that [our] station has been selected as one of the exhibition locations" - Billy Vickers, TPE Station Manager Our festival is for everyone and we...
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