Sharrow Lantern Carnival was set up in 2004 as a celebration of the first anniversary of the end of the Iraq war. The group who originally began the carnival wanted to bring peaceful protest to the streets of Sharrow. Today we still keep to these morals by celebrating the creative community in Sharrow. The carnival takes place annually in April and we have free lantern making workshops running from March every Saturday and Sunday. For photos click here.


The carnival is entirely voluntary run and relies on donations for us to run weekly lantern making workshops and our amazing carnival that attracts over 3000 people people. To make a donation click here 



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Creative Action Network

​We are a celebratory arts organisation and aim to bring creativity to the streets of Sheffield and beyond! Sharrow Lantern Carnival is our main annual event, bringing 3000 people to the streets of Sharrow to dance, showcase their creativity and celebrate our community. This has been our mission for the past 15 years and we continue to volunteer our time to run this free, creative celebration every year. 

If you want to get in touch or fancy CAN coming to your community- call or email Lu

t: 07854983197   e: creativeactionnetwork@googlemail.com

Creative Action Network

The Old Junior School, South View Road, Sheffield, S7 1DB

The Team

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James Starky

Chair of the Carnival Organising Commitee

James loves making lanterns that are just a little too big for him. 

Luisa Golob

Chair of Creative Action Network 

Luisa has been passionate about visual arts and the charity sector since an early age and has organised fundraisers since she was 11 years old! After studying Psychology at Sheffield University in 2002, she worked for a number of charities including Barnardo's (mentoring young people), Safe@Last (fundraiser) and Leeds City Council (organising large arts event) before becoming CEO at Ignite Imaginations www.igniteimaginations.org.uk in 2008 where she currently works part time. She voluntarily ran Sharrow Lantern Carnival between 2006 and 2018. She  also co manages the craft brewery, On the Edge. www.ontheedgebrew.com

CAN is a not for profit organisation and managed by a Volunteer Board:

Ruthie Ford

Melanie Pearson

Jess Macnair