Slaithwaite Moonshine Festival of Light

Shining with Creative Positivity

16th - 17th of February 2024

We look forward to lighting up Slawit once again with Moonshine 2024!

We are inviting residents and businesses to take their own lead and either reuse a window lantern you may have used before or create your own new illuminated picture windows that tells a story. These will make up a window picture trail across the village and valley for locals and visitors to enjoy on the 16th and 17th of February 2024.


We would like residents of Slaithwaite to:

Make or reuse a window picture in your house or business premises. Specialist materials, making techniques and designs can be found on our website. We would like every window to tell a story, old or new.

Liaise and encourage your neighbours to take part. To make a real impact we need blocks of window pictures in every street in Slaithwaite.

Light your picture window on the 16th and 17th of February half term in the early evening 6-9pm.

Take part, enjoy taking a walk around the village and looking at all the Moonshine Picture Windows. Consider making a donation toward the prospective Slaithwaite Moonraking Festival to help us realise the legendary 40th anniversary lantern festival in 2025.

Useful Links:


If you need some materials, you can buy a pack from:

  • Globe Arts
  • Waterside Barbers
  • Ruddi’s Retreat Café
  • The Clay Mill
  • Ryder & Dutton
  • Slaithwaite Post Office
  • Amour Hair & Beauty
  • Every Cloud Boutique
  • A New Leaf Bookshop


Each pack is £5, and all profits support the next festival. The pack comes with materials and instructions to guide you through your own creative journey. As well as the resources provided here.

You can also source your own materials or use items from your recycling bin and a small pinch of your own creative fair and, hey presto, you’ll have a story for your window in no time. 


If you would like to take part in a workshop to help you on your way, our wonderful Moonshine partners are running these at the following times and locations:

Globe Arts 

Tuesday 13th February 12-1pm  and 2-3pm.

Book here: Moonshine ‘Window Pictures’ Family Workshop — Globe arts studio


If you need some guidance, please use the ‘how to’ videos, downloadable handouts, and templates here.


Construct It

Colour it

Cut It

Three techniques together

Using Recycled Materials 



When you have made your lantern let us know by inputting your postcode to our submissions form here: 

    Light your window on Friday 16th of February and Saturday 17th of February using the map to find where the illuminated windows are or just go for a wonder! 


    We have had no grant funding to support Moonshine 2024 and are putting all our energies into grant applications to hopefully raise funds for a very special Moonraking 2025. This will celebrate the festival’s 40th birthday! 

    Any support you can give to help us realise this celebration will really help to make it happen. You can donate here:

    Take a look back at Moonshine 2022