Wind your way through West Park by torchlight.

Meet us at West Park café with your torch, from 4.30pm and get ready to share candlelit stories, performances, installations and projections inspired by Cheshire’s very own 14th century poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, alongside music and soundscapes created in collaboration with pupils from local schools. There’ll be screen printing and other activities plus plenty of refreshments to enjoy in the cosy café. The installations are available to enjoy during the day too – without the narration and of course the drama of darkness…

Wind your way through West Park by torchlight. 

What will you find in the dark?

Sir Gawain? The Green Knight? Or other fabulous scenes of chivalry?

The story is alive and waiting to be discovered…


The Story 

Sir Gawain is a knight of King Arthur’s Round Table. One new year, as the frost covers the earth, an enormous green knight appears at court riding a gigantic green horse, an axe in one hand, a sprig of holly in the other. This green giant sets a challenge for the assembled knights. One of them can strike him with his axe as long as he can return the blow in a year’s time.

Up steps Sir Gawain, the youngest of Arthur’s knights, the king’s nephew. He takes the axe and with one blow beheads the enormous green knight…

Produced by: 154 Collective

In collaboration with local artists: Jacki Clark and Ralph McGaul


The details

Entry to the park will be through the gate at Sainsbury’s.

Bring a torch, this can be a head torch or hand held torch, it will help guide you through the park.

Meet from 4.30pm at West Park café where you will be allocated a performance slot (first come first served)

Exit will be at the West Park Museum end of the park.

The park will be locked at the end of the event, at 8.30pm.

The event will take place in all weathers so come dressed for it! Only in extreme circumstances will it be cancelled.