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For 2015’s Christmas lights we would like you to draw your favourite character, monster, object or anything from a computer game. It can be an old retro game or a new game or a game you have completely made up. We enjoy receiving entries from all age groups.

your designs need to be handed in at Marsden Library by Saturday 28th of November, this is in order to give us time to make them up.

We are also looking for people to help build the light features using the submitted designs as templates. We will be building them most weekday evenings during November, if you want to come down and help with the builds then please contact us at marsden.community.association@gmail.com.

We are also looking for volunteers to put up the lights, if you want to help, we meet outside the Mechanics at 10am on Saturday for the following 4 weeks. all help is appreciated.

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submit your designs on a piece of A4 paper or find an official form to print off here

We have bought 8 new empty Christmas light frames this year with a grant from the Cuckoo’s Nest.   We need to make up new designs for these, plus strip down and repair 4 old ones that have reached the end of their life. To do this we are holding two workshops in which you will be given a light frame and the materials and guidance on how to make them up. No experience is needed and the design can be anything you want.

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We make the frames by cable-tie’ing disco rope light to the frame and blacking out unwanted sections with insulation tape.  No knowledge of electrics or wiring is needed as we have skilled electricians who will later do this. If you are interested in joining the workshops please email us at marsden.community.association@gmail.com. The workshop dates are Monday the 11th of November and Monday the 18th of November. There is no charge and you are welcome to turn up any time after 5pm till late.

The workshops are to be held in edible’s barn which is on Marsden lane. See the following map

The Barn, Park Gate Road, West Slaithwaite, Huddersfield HD7 5XA

Examples of previous frames we have made can be found here