Late Night Lancing 2022

The LTA’s first ever Late Night Shopping and Family Festive Evening was a success with many families and friends stepping out into the cold, but dry evening to enjoy the activities and shop later into the evening than is usual in Lancing.   

Late Night Lancing event

The LTA team organised a range of activities to engage with the young and older people of Lancing.  

From 4pm we had:

  • Bob the Village Crier opened the event

Craft, Gift and Artisan market stallholders selling a large range of different products and food in the car park of Fabric:

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Artisan Craft Market in the car park of /Freedom Works, Fabric. [photo: LTA/Martin Bloomfield]
  • Santa in his grotto at the Coffee Lounge until 7pm
  • G&S Christmas Tree and Light Display
  • Festive music in South Street

From 4.30pm

  • Seaside Primary Choir performed in Queensway
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Carols sung by the children from Seaside Primary School [photo: LTA/Howie McConnell]
  • Christmas Film and Panto Character trail started. Family registration was at FABRIC and the characters were located in both North Road and South Street. All the entrants completing the trail were entered into a prize draw supplied by Gary Evans (Michael Jones and Bacon Estate Agents) and Worthing Theatres. We had Captain Hook and Cinderella, Dorothy and the Scarecrow, the Ugly Sisters, Fairy Godmother, Aladdin’s Uncle Abanazar, Elf, Queen of Hearts and a rather Bad Fairy….   A big THANK YOU to Lancing Repertory Players for their support with the costumes.  

Pantomime and film characters found around the village.
Pantomime and Film Characters found around the village [photo: LTA/Martin Bloomfield]
  • Strictly Come Lancing – Session 1 was for children aged 5 plus, dance pop up and lessons at the Family Centre on North Road

From 5.30pm:

  • Strictly Come Lancing – Session 2 was for children and families, dance pop up and lessons at the Family Centre on North Road
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Dancing led by Mandy Davies / Let’s Dance Sussex [photo: LTA/Martin Bloomfield]

From 6.30pm:

  • Strictly Come Lancing – Session 3 for adults, dance pop up and lesson at the Family Centre on North Road
  • Edwina Weeks – sang outside Robert Luff/G&S Garden Centre

And at 7pm, Santa’s Grotto closed.

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Queues built up waiting to see Father Christmas in his Grotto at the Coffee Lounge [photo: LTA/Howie McConnell]

Our thanks go out to all those that came along to have some fun and support the event and all the businesses that stayed open for the evening.

We are pleased to announce we raised £775 for Lancing and Sompting Foodbank on the night as well as numerous donations of food.

However, this event would not have happened without a number of amazing local businesses and people who got involved and made things happen:

Trail prizes donated by:

Raffle prizes donated by:

Final Thank You

to the LTA Committee members for the unquestioning support, time and effort to help Lancing based businesses. 

Late Night Lancing
Poster for the Late Night (designed by James at Panda Creative)

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Music Licence PPL PRS Logo

Thank you to the PPL/PRS for granting us a free music licence for the evening.

Author: Editor

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