Search

Ipswich Cornhill to host candle-lit vigil for ‘Brexit Day’ tonight

PUBLISHED: 19:59 31 January 2020 | UPDATED: 19:59 31 January 2020

The candles will be placed on the steps of Ipswich Town Hall. Picture: DAVID VINCENT

The candles will be placed on the steps of Ipswich Town Hall. Picture: DAVID VINCENT

Archant

Ipswich is to mark the moment Britain leaves the European Union with a silent, candle-lit vigil on the town’s Cornhill.

The People's Vote campaign in Ipswich is to place candles on the steps of Ipswich Town Hall to mark the moment Britain leaves the European Union. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTOThe People's Vote campaign in Ipswich is to place candles on the steps of Ipswich Town Hall to mark the moment Britain leaves the European Union. Picture: GETTY IMAGES/ISTOCKPHOTO

The event is being organised by the People's Vote campaign in Ipswich on tonight at 11pm, the time Britain officially exits the political union it has been part of for more than 40 years.

The group, which has campaigned for Britain to remain in the EU after the Leave vote's victory in the 2016 referendum, says there will be no speeches or protest banners at the event.

You may also want to watch:

Instead they are calling on people to simply light candles to put on the steps of the Town Hall, saying they will "stand silently together as the moment passes".

They will then invite people to "pick up a candle and take it home as a little beacon of light and hope".

Brexit supporters, many of whom see today as a day when the UK gains in independence and sovereignty, are organising their own events to mark the occasion.

For example, The Kingfisher pub in Chantry is organising a Brexit party tonight.

Those interested in attending should email the Ipswich People's Vote campaign here.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Ipswich Star. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Ipswich Star