Kernow Education Arts Partnership

City of Lights

To ensure that City of Lights in Truro can continue to innovate artistically , develop community workshops and manage its success. Last year we had an audience of over 25,000; we need to ensure they are safe and can all enjoy the event. We need to improve our crowd management and communication.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 1 September 2010 to 12:00 PM, 1 November 2011


Registered Charity in England and Wales (1095166)




  • Arts/Culture/HeritageArts/Culture/Heritage
  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment




We are trying to ensure the sustainability of this very popular festival. it is crucial that it remains an artistic and community flagship project as it encourages other community celebrations in Cornwall. We need to ensure that our ever growing ( from 5000 to 25000 in the last 3 years)audience is safe and enjoys the experience. We are victims of our success and have currently outgrown our resources. We also need to build up development resources to ensure sustainability.


We need to give the artists opportunities to innovate and experiment with new ideas - this takes time and resources. We also need to improve our event management with more barriers and means of communicating with the crowd so that there is no danger of a crush. This again needs investment. And thirdly we need build our financial reserves to ensure we can develop and sustain into the future