Each spring the Sharrow Lantern Carnival illuminates streets to the south of the city with a huge parade of wild and wonderful creations.
Run by volunteers from Creative Action Network, the event sees people get together over workshops ahead of the big day to create lanterns on a different theme each year. For 2019, the theme is Disco at the End of the Universe. Lantern makers and anyone eager to join the parade gathers at Mount Pleasant Park on carnival evening, before setting off in the direction of the General Cemetery accompanied by musicians, where the festivities continue with more music and more lanterns.
Gather at Mount Pleasant Park from 7.30pm, parade starts at 8pm and arrives at the General Cemetery at 9pm.
Saturdays and Sundays throughout March and 6th April, 1-5pm, at the Old Junior School, South View Road.
Tuesday evenings from 12th March to 2nd April, 5-8pm, at St Mary's Church, Bramall Lane.
All materials are provided and workshops are free, with donations welcome.
Thanks to Sasha Lee Photography for sharing these beautiful photos of last year's carnival.