Bursledon, Hamble and Hound 2022

Bursledon, Hamble and Hound

Took place on 19‑20 Feb 2022

This event has already taken place.

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Bursledon, Hamble and Hound Local Area Committee and Eastleigh Borough Council are thrilled to be launching a local Window Wanderland in 2022.

We would love you to get involved to make something really special for our beautiful area of the Borough!

 What is it?

A magical neighbourhood gallery that can be explored and enjoyed by the whole community. Windows can be in a home, shop, local business, even a caravan or car!

Do check out www.windowwanderland.com for examples of how you can decorate or dress your window. You can mimic stain glass with tissue paper, create silhouettes, write out a poem or quote, arrange objects – the possibilities are endless! You don’t need to be the next Picasso, it can be as simple as some balloons or fairy lights. 

To help guide participants, we will be working with some local artists, who will be releasing some advice and suggestions in the near future.

The suggested theme for your display is ‘My Favourite Things’ – what things cheer you up or bring your joy in tough times? A place, a hobby, a person, an interest, an animal?

All displays should be family friendly and suitable for all ages, with the intention of bringing communities together in a kind and inclusive way. If you are ever unsure and want to check designs – please contact us.

Getting started

To help you in your journey, we have a few stepping stones in place:

  • Materials packs are available to collect for free at Hound Parish Offices, Jenny’s Cafe (Hamble) and Hamble Library to help you get started
  • We’re hosting three Free Public Workshops, which you are welcome to drop in on, pick up some free materials, and get tips on how to make a smashing display. These are:
    • Mercury Hub and Library, Hamble – 22nd January 10am-12pm
    • Royal Victoria Country Park – 5 February 10am-12pm
    • Bursledon Windmill – 12 February 11am-1pm
  • Our How To Video, made by local artist and puppeteer Claire Harvey, is available on at this link, and has great instructions on simple techniques to make something very effective!:

The Big Day – 19 February 2022

       The ‘exhibition’ event where we’ll ask all participants to have their windows ready, and the community can walk amongst the displays to enjoy them.

       You’ll be able to download a map from this website to help you follow where the windows are.

(you can display your lovely windows for as long as you like – we just ask you to make sure they’re definitely on show for this day!)

Prizes will also be up for grabs, including Best Design and Best Idea, judges by a panel of artists!

How can we get involved?

You could help by:

  1. Making a window display of your own, of course! Click ‘Take Part in this event’ to add your window to our map. Once you’re registered you’ll also be poised to hear all the event news from us.
  2. Encouraging those you know to take part too.
  3. Do you know a community or social group who would enjoy taking part? Let us know!
  4. Do you know a venue near you that might be a good location for a group display making workshop? Let us know!

If you have any questions or suggestions, get in touch at cl&participation@eastleigh.gov.uk. Keep checking this page for updates, and if you create a window, be sure to register it here!

We can’t wait to see your windows!

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