Window Wanderland – A new trail to light up Winter in Bishopston

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When Winter is at its darkest and coldest, the nights can feel positively gloomy.

Luckily, the good people of Bishopston can look forward to Window Wanderland: an exciting new trail to light up Winter, coming early next year!

An invitation is going out to ALL residents of the Bishopston community to make a window display in the front of their home to be seen from the street.

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It’s a chance to get out at night in Winter and see what your neighbours are up to. But this is not just about being on the outside looking in. The artist behind the trail is calling for local people to open their curtains and show off their imagination.

“The theme is Our Magical World and it’s a window of opportunity to express yourself in any medium you like” says lead artist, Lucy Reeves. “We have people doing Lego displays, paper cut-outs and one woman is holding a disco in her front room. However, what you create is up to you. You could simply put fairy lights in the window or glowsticks in your garden. There is magic in the every day.”

Want to know more about this new event? Come to Boston Tea Party, 293 Gloucester Road on Monday 24th November from 6.30 – 8pm where the organisers will be happy to answer questions and get you inspired.

This project aims to inspire groups of neighbours to work together, perhaps telling a story in their consecutive windows. From Craft groups to scout groups, everyone is encouraged to make something together on the night. There will also be various prizes for the best displays in Window Wanderland.

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“One resident of Hatherly Road is donating their downstairs window to an Artist and decorating her upstairs window. Most of the local shops in Gloucester Road Central are involved and many are donating their windows for local groups.”

The event itself is on Saturday 7th February 2015 at 5 pm-8 pm. See the map and inspiration for displays on the Window Wanderland website. To join the trail or for more details email Lucy at: window.wonderland.bristol@gmail.com.

This is a community event and any help is welcome, please contact Lucy Reeves before Christmas takes over.

This event is being made in association with Arts Co-operative Picture Room and has been created by Lucy Reeves, a set designer, sculptor for films & TV and a Bishopston Mother. Recently she began DJ-ing and has started a night called ‘Cheshire Cat’. A “Lite-club” for people who want to dance in a decorated space but still get home for a decent night’s sleep.

Contact: Lucy Reeves
Tel: 07976 382260
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