The date for the Christmas lights switch-on has been moved two week’s sooner to spread some extra light during these dark times.

Weston Town Council, the Bid and everyone involved are disappointed that we can’t put on a Christmas lights event.

After a discussion with the Mayor Cllr Mark Canniford, we decided that we could make a film to support local independent shops on the run-up to Christmas and celebrate some of the fantastic community groups who have been supporting the town during this time of COVID.

The film is to highlight what makes Weston ‘super’ and how we as a town spread light during dark times.

Sally Low is a highly regarded cinematographer living in Weston. We want to make this a visually beautiful uplifting film.

Sally was born in Cape Town where she started her career taking pictures for music magazines photographing acts such as U2, Rodriguez, Oasis, Blur and The Prodigy. In 1999 Sally moved to the U.K. where she began working in the film industry as a clapper loader then focus puller, eventually becoming a Director of Photography. Over the past 4 years she has been lighting and operating on short films, music videos and shooting second unit on TV Series and Films. Sally’s credits include the BBC TV Drama “Les Miserables” and as well as the award-winning documentary film “Satori”.

Mayor Mark Canniford said ‘We are immensely proud of the community groups that sprang up during lockdown. We want to honour those groups with this film and also sign-post those, and the amazing shops who have been launching many initiatives including five-pound deals which will be running during the same week of the light switch on.’

The film we be launched a few days after the lights have been switch on in order to capture film drone footage of our streets at Christmas time.