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Saturday 23 November 2019
Lantern Parade
Saturday 23 November 2019
Sunday 24 November 2019


Woodland Lantern Parade

Don’t miss the magical atmosphere of the annual HanFESTIVE Lantern Parade.
Step in the footsteps a ancient woodland wonderland, walking in candle light through the village to the church
led by two shire horses and a parade of handmade lanterns.

Come in woodland themed costume & bring your lanterns.

- Saturday 23 November 2019 -
Meet at 5:45pm at the bottom of Hanwell
Adult £15
Child £10

6:45pm  The Boot Band

Opening HanFESTIVE Eve this year is The Boot Band, a Oxfordshire folk trio, comprising Susanna Starling, Nick Hooper and Judith Hooper. The band's repertoire spans an eclectic mix of their own tunes, Susanna's self-penned songs, traditional folk songs, covers including Leonard Cohen and Tom Waites, traditional English and Eastern European tunes. Nick Hooper is a composer, musician and author, best known for his two original scores for the Harry Potter film series.

7:50pm/9pm  GreenMatthews

Acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews present a festive romp through 600 years of music and songs. GreenMatthews play traditional midwinter songs and carols on a variety of historical and modern instruments, as well some lively tunes to help you dance the night away!



Ticket includes a large slice of stone baked pizza and side salad or a hot dog, severed from 6:30pm - 8:30pm.  Full bar available, plus hot chocolate, teas & coffees, locally-brewed beer & mulled wine!


6:30pm  The Lantern Parade arrives

6:45pm  The Boot Band

7:50pm  GreenMatthews

8:40pm  Interval

9pm  Dance the night away with GreenMatthews



Adult £15, Child (7-16) £10

Ticket includes a large slice of stone baked pizza with a side salad or Hot Dog, (Gluten Free Soup & Roll or Vegetarian Pizza also available when per-ordering) and over four hours of live music and dancing. Children under seven go free.

Please do not bring your own food and drink into the venue.



- Saturday 23 November 2019 -
Doors from 6.30pm
St Peter's Church, Church Lane, Hanwell

HanFESTIVE Eve returns with a truly fabulous line-up of live performances set inside Hanwell's beautiful 13th century ironstone church of St Peter.

Step into a magical ancient woodland to experience the sights and sounds of 600 years of traditional folk songs and music. Come dressed in woodland inspired costume to immerse yourself into this year's HanFESTIVE theme.

St Peter's Church, Church Lane, Hanwell
- Sunday 24 November 2019 -
11am - 4pm

Brimming with stalls, featuring the best local artisan
craftspeople & producers. Everything from handmade gifts
to locally-brewed beer & hot delicious food.


 Entry Fee
Adult £2, Child (-16) £1

50% of the entry fee goes to Hanwell St Peter's Church to help protect and conserve
the wonderful 13th century ironstone church building for all to enjoy.
Organisers will also be fund raising for the Village Hall.



About              and               

HanFEST is a non-for-profit community event, held twice a year in Hanwell village near Banbury, Oxfordshire. The event is organised by a group of residents living in the village. The aim of HanFEST is to create fun and memorable moments for those living in Hanwell, it's neighbouring villages and of course everyone who comes and visits!

HanFEST takes place in the summer and its sister Christmas event HanFESTIVE takes place late November inside St Peter's Church. We work with the Parish Council, St Peter's Church and the Village Hall to create a real buzz in the village!

If you love what we do and want to be involved then
please get in touch!


Contact the team

St Peter's Church,

Church Lane
OX17 1HN