Shinnyo-en UK Temple, Surrey
Type of Event
Supporting moments of reflection and appreciation.
Every summer families, mixed faith groups and community representatives gather at the Shinnyo-en UK Temple for a traditional Buddhist lantern floating ceremony.
With its origins in the ancient Japanese custom of remembering loved ones who have passed away, the lanterns now also represent participants' hopes and wishes as they float them away on the temple’s lake.
The ceremony itself forms part of a wider celebration, as visitors are welcomed into the temple grounds to enjoy a picnic, live music and drumming workshops.
Clownfish’s job is to provide staging, sound and lighting that brings the whole event together.
The atmosphere at the ceremony is relaxed, informal and family-friendly,
Before every event, our staff
Our box of tricks
Modular stage blocks to host musicians, speakers and workshops.
A sound system to broadcast performances across the temple grounds.
Practical lighting to illuminate the car park, pathways and toilet facilities.
Ambient lighting to create atmosphere and a sense of occasion.
See the case studyClownfish is accommodating and flexible. Nothing is too much trouble and it’s easy to get hold of Matt if we need him in the run up to our event.Stuart Hembrow Shinnyo-en UK Temple