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Welwyn Garden City Festival of Lights

On April 29th 2020 the town of Welwyn Garden City turned 100 years old.

In preparation for the town’s big birthday, the Welwyn Garden City Centenary Foundation planned a series of community events.

Welwyn Garden City

The celebrations kicked off in January 2020 with the Welwyn Garden City Festival of Lights. Of course, no one could have predicted then how 2020 would pan out. And inevitably, all events were cancelled as a result of Covid-19.

But back to a time we were all blissfully unaware of what was to come…

Welwyn Garden City Photographer

More than 20,000 residents came to visit the Festival of Lights illuminations, and as a local photographer, I was delighted to be asked to photograph the event on behalf of the organisers.

The turnout for the event was fantastic, however, we wouldn’t have expected anything else from the local Welwyn Garden City community. With illuminations dotted all around the town and maps on hand to guide the public, it was a fantastic free event for families.

It is always lovely to see my photos in the local press and across social media. Marketing events like this are essential, and we had huge engagement and shares from the public.


The festivities are now due to conclude in Spring 2021 with the unveiling of a statue of Ebenezer Howard, the founder of the town, along with opening the Centenary Woodland Garden on Welwyn Garden City’s campus.

As I write this, the country is currently back in lockdown. So we don’t know yet how many of the planned events between now and Spring will take place. But in the meantime Happy Birthday Welwyn Garden City!!

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