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Brighton’s Burning the Clocks event raises £5,500

Same Sky, the community arts charity behind the Burning the Clocks event, raised a total of £5,556.73 from its December 2023 celebration. This includes £4,226.73 from people donating via bucket and credit card collectors along the route on the night itself, plus an additional £1,330 through its dedicated crowdfunding campaign.

Burning the Clocks is the annual winter solstice celebration in Brighton and has been growing in popularity each year with its parade and bonfire. The latest event on 21 December 2023 had more than 2,000 people take part in the parade and an estimated 31,000 locals turn out to support it.

Over 12 local bands and choirs, as well as Brighton community groups, including Hummingbird Project, Sikhs of Sussex, and Brighton Anti Racism Community Organisation joined in.

Plans for 2024

“Sincere and deepest thanks to everyone who contributed to Burning the Clocks this year. Your generosity and passion are truly appreciated,” said Rob Batson, Executive Producer at Same Sky. “With plans for 2024 already fermenting, we are now seeking sponsorships for the event from businesses that want to be a bigger part of this Brightonian tradition. Unfortunately, the money raised does not cover the cost of putting on this much-loved event, but we remain hopeful that with the continued support of our community, local businesses, and the Arts Council, Burning the Clocks 2024 will be another welcome celebration next winter,” Rob added.

Burning the Clocks 2023 Image: ©Kaleido Shoots

The crowdfunder was made possible thanks to local artist Graham Carter who created another collection of limited edition A2 giclee prints for Burning the Clocks, and whose work is still available to buy on Same Sky’s website. Support was also made available from Arts Council England and the Chalk Cliff Trust.

To get involved or support the next event, please click here.

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