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Help us create Banwell’s first Window Wanderland
15th , 16th and 17th October 2021!
Calling all Residents of Banwell – have fun by making an illuminated window display in your home as part of Banwell Parish Council’s first Window Wanderland…
What is Window Wanderland?
Window Wanderland is a fun family-friendly event where communities create illuminated displays in windows. You can use the street-facing windows of your home, business, school, nursery, car, shop, or even your door, or front garden. A map showing the locations of illuminated window displays is then created to form an after-dark walking trail and community event, transforming local streets into galleries.
Successful Window Wanderland events have been organised by community groups across the UK since 2015, when the first event was held in Bristol. Banwell’s first Window Wanderland is being organized and promoted by Banwell Parish Council.
When is it?
Banwell’s Window Wanderland will take place over the evenings of 15th, 16th and 17th October 2021. Everyone is encouraged to get involved by illuminating their street-facing windows between 6pm and 9pm, creating an after-dark walking trail of glowing windows.
How to get involved
Taking part is FREE and everyone is welcome. We would especially encourage resident families, local businesses, and community groups such as rainbows, brownies, beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers to take part by creating an illuminated window display for this special event.
- Click on ‘Take part in this event’ to add your location to our map. Scroll-up to find the orange button!
- You’ll get a ‘Welcome Pack’ when you sign in and access to lots of inspiration for windows to
- Tell your friends and neighbours and ask them to get involved!
If you have any questions or would like to sponsor, promote or volunteer to help with this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking for Inspiration?
If you’re wondering what to make, it can be as simple or as spectacular as you like, as long as it’s family friendly. You can use carefully-crafted tissue paper or tracing paper images, make a sign, handprints, use your recycling materials, or a projector.
Bringing the community together
Window Wanderland is an event we can all participate in by creating art within our houses and communities to be seen from the outside; creating a fun temporary after-dark art trail in our parish.
During the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown period the thresholds of our homes have become important cultural spaces. Standing at the intersection of the private and the public, at a time when our means of social connection and collective cultural engagement have been drastically reduced, we saw windows and doorways used repeatedly as sites of creativity and communication with rainbow art works of hope, displays commemorating VE day and celebrating the NHS.
These displays have allowed us a sense of togetherness in our isolation and hope in our uncertain present, as well as enabling community creativity. We hope Window Wanderland will create a fun event in March, and hope that it might become an annual event for Banwell.
Keep checking back to this page to see our map grow! You can also follow Banwell Parish Council on Facebook for updates.
The organisers and participants of ‘Banwell Window Wanderland cannot accept liability for any loss, damage or injury sustained by any member of the public visiting any of the Window Wanderland displays. Visitors and participants should be alert to the variety of everyday hazards, and participate at their own risk. Please supervise children carefully. Please ensure you comply with current Covid19 restrictions when visiting.