The award-winning Window Wanderland is back in 2019 and needs you to get involved!
In 2018 more than 280 residents in Bishopston decorated their windows, switched on the lights and got the whole of Bristol talking about their inspirational illuminated arts trail.
The team is already planning this winter's Window Wanderland and volunteers are needed to help run the project, which will take place take place Saturday 9 February to Monday 11 February 2019.
Founder and artist Lucy Reeves Khan said Window Wanderland is a unique and fun way of getting to know your neighbourhood and neighbours: “Let your imagination run free and see what you can transform the front of your house into.
“Either decorate your own front windows or help run the arts trail itself – the more volunteers we have, the more fun we have!”
Window Wanderland started in Bishopston back in 2015. Each year the arts trail has grown with more and more houses, shops and organisations getting involved. Themes over the years have included Minecraft, cats, dinosaurs, under the sea and outer space.
The project that started here has been so successful that communities across the world have run their own Window Wanderland's, from tower block residents to whole villages, creating curiosities.
Lucy's inspirational work to bring communities together was recognised earlier this year by Bristol Life magazine and she won the coveted 'Creative' category in its annual awards ceremony.
“When I found out I was in a category with 'We the Curious', the 'Bottleyard' and a heap of PR and photographic agencies, well it seemed obvious they wouldn't pick little old me around my kitchen table,” she said.
“It was a shock when they said I had won- but I couldn't have done it without Bishopston's creativity!”
There will be art workshops at the Ardagh, to help you create your displays 6pm - 8.30pm on the following Thursday's in January - 10,17, 24, 31 and 6 Feb 2019. Please check windowwanderland.com/event/bishopston-bristol-2019/ for details, and of course to sign up!
For any queries email firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about taking part in this winter's Bishopston's Window Wanderland www.windowwanderland.com