A FINAL workshop for a lantern procession is being held to give everyone one last chance to make a lantern.

Four free workshops have already been put on by Globe Arts at Toll Bar Mill, Stacksteads, and the last one will take place on Saturday from 10.30am to 4pm.

The light up the valley procession will leave Toll Bar Mill in Newchurch Road at 6pm and go towards Rose 'n' Bowl before heading to Stacksteads Riverside Park.

Organised by Stacksteads Countryside Park Group and chairman Susan Hayhurst, she said: "The workshops have been well attended and the atmosphere has been lovely.

"It was especially nice when they coincided with the Rossendale Art Trail and we had lots of extra people calling into the mill and learning all about the lantern procession too."

This year’s procession will be led by newly-formed Rossendale Drum Majorettes.

Mrs Hayhurst praised lead artist Ruth Evans and Felix, her son, who run the workshops. She said: “Once again Ruth and Felix have gone above and beyond what was expected and are so committed to the procession.

"When I was handing out leaflets in Stacksteads lots of people said they knew about the procession and were looking forward to attending so we are hoping for good weather and a good crowd."

The parade will follow the riverside path and into The Glade where Blow Jangles will be playing and a snack will be served.