Images of the Hykeham Haecca, a Ridges & Furrows event celebrating the heritage of North Hykeham. The event which took place in December 2016 included a community lantern display, aerial dance performance and a new song for North Hykeham.
A design of Hykeham mill on a paper lantern created in community workshops hosted by artists Ruth Piggott and Nadya Monfrinoli. The community-made lanterns sported images inspired from North Hykeham’s history. Artists Ruth Pigott and Nadya Monfrinoli created larger lanterns to decorate the village green. Two pupils presenting their lanterns at the Winter Haecca. A pupil enjoying the lantern procession which started off the Winter Haecca. Two pupils presenting their lanterns at the Winter Haecca. Three pupils presenting their lanterns at the Winter Haecca. The lantern procession starting the Winter Haecca. The lantern procession starting the Winter Haecca. People of all ages made lanterns in the community workshops and came to process them on the 14th December. The lanterns processed through the whole village green and through the stalls, here they are passing the Ridges & Furrows stall. The procession curled round the beck at the far end of the green to finish. Ridges & Furrows historian Dave Reeves joined musicians Crauford Thomson and Danny Pedler as they led the lantern procession playing a processional tune composed by Jo Freya. Members of the Hykeham High Notes choir getting ready to perform Jo Freya’s North Hykeham song. Pupils performing Jo Freya’s North Hykeham song on stage. Pupils performing Jo Freya’s North Hykeham song on stage. Local pupils performing the North Hykeham song. Pupils performing Jo Freya’s North Hykeham song on stage. Dance students treated the crowd to an aerial performance inspired by the heritage of North Hykeham and the winter season. The aerial performance was performed by members of the community of Boston and South Holland and choreographed by CircusMASH. The aerial performers’ outfits were inspired by the winter season.