Streets lit up with colour for Window Wanderland

February 24 2017

The third Bishopston Window Wanderland was the biggest and best ever, organisers said.

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The third Bishopston Window Wanderland was the biggest and best ever, organisers said.

With a whopping 270 displays and over 2,500 people out touring the streets to view, the Bishopston event illuminated the dark and dreary February weekend.

The community came together to share in this annual event, with local artists, schools and community groups creating displays for traders on Gloucester Road. Highlights of the trail included origami bird installations on Julius Road, a Sergeant Pepper tribute on Hazelton Road and of course, the Mini Crazy Golf course on Thornleigh Road which raised over £950 for Children's Hospice Southwest.

Bishopston Window Wanderland organiser Dominique Blackmore said: “Once again this fabulous community has shown how we can brighten up the darkness and bring fun to the streets of Bishopston.

“The Bishopston team owe a huge thanks to our sponsors Lunar Optical, Elephant Estate Agents & Lynne Fernandes Optometrists and for funding granted by Bristol City Council's Make Sunday Special fund.”

Keith Walker’s nightly auctions at his crazy golf site attracted the crowds.

 “The evenings were great - a bit mad with about 20 kids rampaging but good fun!

 “The golf is open until the end of February so it would be great to get few more players to reach our £1,000 target,” he said.

For fans of Window Wanderland there is a second chance to enjoy the spectacle as the streets around Chandos Road in Redland will be lit up on the weekend of February 25-26, from 6-9pm.

To see the gallery of wanderful displays, visit 

http://www.windowwanderland.com/event-gallery/?eventID=4070