Thursday 15th December


Open 5pm // Live music from 7pm

The Lighthouse is thrilled to be collaborating with Kay from the charity Samphire!

An event inspired by the use of light and music in winter celebrations around the world.

Join Samphire and the newly formed Dover Cliffs of Sanctuary group for what we hope to be the first annual Winter Lights Party Night!

We will begin on Walmer Green with a family light procession and choir performance by the Landmark choir at 5:30pm

Then for the evening put on your dancing shoes and join us at The Lighthouse for an evening of vibey internationally inspired music!

This is a completely FREE event – donations are most welcome and all money raised will go to Samphire’s Post Detention Emergency Support Fund.

Musa M’boob & XamXam

Musa Mboob was born in The Gambia, West Africa and is the son of Doudou Mboob, the Gambian master percussionist. In 1985, he became a professional performer, with percussion, singing and dance, following a family tradition, which can be traced back at least six generations. In 1990 he joined Ifang Bondi and toured throughout Europe.

Musa Mboob is one of the leading Gambian percussionist who has spent his whole life working to promote Gambian culture and share this culture around the world with workshops, live performances and traditional ceremonies. Musa is currently based in Brighton, UK and has been living in England since the early 1990s.

Faith I Branko

‘Moving, breathtaking and virtuosic’ BBC Radio 3

‘Their music is the language of the soul’ The Guardian

‘Sends shivers down your spine…this duo are beyond talented’ ABC Australia

‘One of my favourite bands from the Balkans’ Emir Kusturica

‘F****** amazing’ Lily Allen

Leading Serbian Romani violinist Branko Ristic – ‘a performer that Paganini would be proud of’ [BBC Radio 3], and English ‘passionate nimble-fingered accordionist’ Faith Ristic [ABC Radio, Australia] perform virtuosic original Roma-influenced music with their international ensemble. Their albums feature on The Rough Guide to World Jazz; they have played multiple tours of Australia, New Zealand and Europe; have an International Award Winning Documentary that opened Aljazeera Film Festival, and have statues erected in Serbia in honour of their outstanding cultural contribution. It all began 15 years ago – without even a joint language – in a small village in Serbia.

Midnight Cantina

Midnight Cantina; A sunset bound four piece, fused by guitar, vocal, pedal steel, bass and drums; Performing an array of warm melodious music in their style of country tropical blues.

Performing songs by artists such as Ry Cooder, Sam Cooke, Bob Dylan, Taj Mahal, Chuck Berry, Van Morrison, Al Wilson.