Five ways businesses can get involved with new festival - The Chronicle

THE Carnival of Flowers is around the corner and with it, a new street light festival to brighten up the city's night life.

The inaugural LIT Festival: Stories in Light will illuminate the Toowoomba CBD with light projectors and sculptures to encourage people to walk through the city.

Here is five ways local traders can get involved with the festival.

"The workshops are being run by Toowoomba artists Jesse Paul Wright and Connor Quill, who guide children in creating their very own dream lantern," she said.

"No bookings are necessary - simply pop by the workshop space near Woolworths on level one of Grand Central.

"We provide all the materials necessary. You just need to bring your creativity and imagination."

During the workshops, children write their dream of the future and draw a picture, both of which are put on the lantern.

All the finished lanterns will be exhibited at the opening event at Grand Central and later installed in Bell St Mall, as part of Toowoomba's first-ever LIT Festival: Stories In Light on September 28-29.

Festival organisers are hoping to have 200 lanterns made by the community.

Over the festival's two nights, the Toowoomba community is invited to head to the CBD for colourful light projections, lanterns and sculptures that shine a spotlight on the region's untold stories and unsung heroes.

The festival is presented by Story Artist Run Collective, a group of creatives based in the Garden City.

To find out more about the festival, visit facebook.com/LITFestivalToowoomba.

For more information on events held at Grand Central, visit grandcentralshopping.com.au.