Winter is coming! Barnoldswick is gearing up for a Game of Thrones-inspired event


ORGANIZERS in Barnoldswick are putting the finishing touches on the town’s Game of Throne-inspired “Festival of Ice and Fire” this weekend.

Saturday’s (January 29) event will feature live ice carving by Liverpool-based sculptor Matthew Chaloner, a hands-on ice wall where people will be invited to carve blocks of ice themselves. There will also be an “ice trail” around the city center, and the day will end with a fire show. Barnoldswick’s ‘dragon’ will also be unveiled at the festival.

One of the organizers of the event, local councilor David Whipp, said: “Our festival is the first of its kind in our area, an opportunity to see unique carving skills. Based on the theme of Game of Thrones, the event features dragons as well as ice cream, and a winter market, free rides for kids, a circus show, and dragon-making activities are additional attractions of the day.

“The event is part of a grassroots program to bring the town center back to life. It is supported by Covid recovery money through local regeneration society West Craven Together and Barnoldswick Town Council .

“The ice trail opens at 10am, with activities throughout the day and the fire show finale at 5:30pm.”


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