About City Of Lights CIC

Each year City of Lights attracts an audience of 30,000 people, serenaded by at least 100 local musicians and dancers and showcasing over 600 lanterns, made by local artists, school children, college students and community members. In 2016, the parade celebrated its 20th anniversary and still it remains true to its original aim, which is to use simple materials (withy and paper) to create lanterns large and small, which are made by the local community.

Themes over the years have included ‘Tell me a story’, ‘World War I anniversary’, ‘Wildlife’, ‘King and Queens’ and ‘Expect the Unexpected’. The inspiration for 2017 has not yet been announced.

We are currently working towards this years event which involves a significant amount of fundraising and developing relationships with the local community, businesses and creatives.

To deliver a quality experience which is safe and enjoyable we need to raise £50,000. Over the past 20 years, Truro’s City of Lights has received significant financial support and resource from Truro City Council and Totally Truro (BID) and funding from Arts Council England and FEAST. Each year funding becomes increasingly challenging to apply for and therefore the support from local businesses and donations from the community seem even more important.


Bustopher Jones £100 Meal Voucher
Cornwall Life 12 Month Magazine Subscription
Shelterbox Bag with Teddy and Packlite Nova Solar Lantern
Shelterbox Teddy Bears x 3
Clive Mitchell Cycles – CUBE woolie warm beanie
Habaneros Burrito Bar Truro – £5 Meal Voucher and Window Sticker x 2
108 Coffee Bar – 5 Free Drink Voucher
City Music – Free Music Lesson
White Stuff Scarf and Necklace x 2
White Stuff Scarf x 7
JoJo Maman Bebe – Children’s Playset
The Cornish Food Box – A Mini Vegetable Box
The Cornish Vegan Cafe – Cream Tea for Two worth £10 x 5
Wilko £10 Gift Voucher
Malletts Home Hardware – Purple Bodum Bistro Mixing Bowl Set
Bone China £5 Loyalty Card. 10% off food and cocktails offers x 2
Roach Fine Foods £10 Voucher for Pannier Market Butcher x 2
Inhabit Sock Monkey Puppet x 5
The Cornish Ketchup Company – A Selection of Ketchups
Mountain Warehouse Blue Ruck Sack
Roly’s Fudge Box of Vanilla Clotted Cream Fudge
Karen’s Cards – Keel Toys Teddy Bear wearing a Cornish Jersey
The Entertainer £15 Gift Voucher
Accessorize Woolen Winter Scarf
Uneeka – A Gift From Uneeka (Surprise)
Cathedral Jewellers Truro – Pearl Pendant Costume Jewellery Necklace
Waterstones £10 Gift Voucher
Seasalt Hessian Bag with Teatowel and Notepad
Saltrock Men’s Hoodie X1
Saltrock Men’s T Shirt X1
Mistral £20 Gift Voucher
Laura Drayson Handmade Sterling Silver Bangle with Sodalite Stone
Janette Carter – Artist Designed Set of 3 Mugs

£60 Rieker Gift voucher

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Terms and conditions

  1. The City of Lights Raffle 2017 (the Raffle) is being promoted by and on behalf of City of Lights CIC, a Organisation registration no.08128789

  2. The draw opens for entries at 18/10/2017 and closes for entries at 08/02/17

  3. There are multiple prizes available to be won in the draw as stated on this Website 

  4. Tickets to enter the draw are priced at £2 each

  5. The City of Lights Raffle 2017 is promoted by City of Lights CIC
    C/o Mackerel Sky
    Kernow House
    Gas Hill
    Truro Cornwall
    TR1 2XP
    Licensed by Cornwall Council (L/N LI17_006382)

  6. Contact for Enquiries: society contact trurocol@gmail.com
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