“A Covid-safe way to connect people, transforming streets into magical outdoor galleries” .
This winter has been especially hard for everyone. Would you like to brighten up your town and make your daily lockdown walk much more exciting? Window Wanderland is a fun community project that started in Bristol in 2015, with amazing results. Dorchester will host this unique event next month.
Dorchester Window Wanderland takes place between Friday, 19th February and 21st February, from 6pm-9pm! This community initiative is being organised by local volunteers, Kathy O’Borne and Charlotte Dingle, with support from Dorchester Town Council and Crickmay Stark Architects.
They are encouraging local residents to create window displays on the theme of “A Brighter Future” to amuse, entertain and inspire each other for one weekend. Together these windows will form a wonderful winter walking trail, which everyone can enjoy safely.
Volunteer organiser Kathy O’Borne told KeeP 106: “The great thing about Window Wanderland is that everyone can take part. You can interpret our theme,”A Brighter Future”, however you want ( so long as it’s family friendly!) You could use tissue paper, fairy lights, household objects or anything else that’s handy- this is for everyone, not just arty types. You can even use the event to brighten up your shop windows. The more people taking part, the better, so spread the word and get your whole street involved. We are really excited to see what Dorchester comes up with!”.
It is easy to get involved and register your home or business as part of the Dorchester Window Wanderland trail. If you want to make a display, just visit the event here: www.windowwanderland.com/event/dorchester-2021/
And to view the trail, just go to the above website to find all the places near you who are participating!
You can also help spread the word on Facebook @wwdorch
Window Wanderland was created in 2015 in Bristol by Lucy Reeves, a Mum, artist and “nosy parker”.
“Everyone has a playful side to them they just need an opportunity to show it. I wanted to make an event that everyone can participate in and do something different. This brightens up the long winter nights and gives everyone a great excuse to get outdoors. It is a proper community event and some roads had almost every house participating”