Magic! Walking in a Window Wanderland

November 03 2014

A BISHOPSTON artist is aiming to magic away the winter blues this season - by inviting residents and businesses to display an enchanting world in their windows or gardens.

A BISHOPSTON artist is aiming to magic away the winter blues this season - by inviting residents and businesses to display an enchanting world in their windows or gardens.
Mum-of-two, Lucy Reeves, plans to launch the "Window Wanderland" walking trail next February, to encourage people to wrap up warm and discover their neighbours' displays.
"Our Magical World" is the chosen theme for the project.
The trail - in association with local arts co-operative, The Picture Room - has received almost £3k from the Bishopston, Cotham and Redland Neighbourhood Partnership's wellbeing pot to fund the project.
Lucy, 48, said: "In the summer, local streets are lit up with bunting and people coming out of their houses.
"In the winter, we all retreat back to our homes and we lose that interaction. The end of January is traditionally seen as the most depressing time of the year, with low light levels and cold weather.
"I want to give us a reason to get out of the house and look at our neighbourhood differently.”
A set designer for film and TV, as well as resident DJ at Halo bar on Gloucester Road, Lucy has been experimenting with her own ideas, including turning the room into a forest of Christmas trees with a glitter ball hanging from the ceiling.
Other ideas have included a faraway tree, front-room disco, puppet show, candles in the garden and a silent film screening.
Lucy said: "My children think the trail is great. My 11-year-old daughter wants to make a huge lemonade spring and a 'candy mountain' with real sweets - but I think that she has ulterior motives for that.
“But you can do anything, individually or as a group - as long as it's not offensive! It’s a chance for people to express their creativity in the comfort of their own homes.”
A map highlighting the magical trail, which is taking place on February 7 from 5.30-8pm, will be available to residents.
Organisers also welcome help, on any level, from the local community.
For residents interested in participating and getting their place on the map, contact Lucy: windowwanderland@gmail.com or 07976 382260

Window Wanderland