Wild Norwood 2019

Gipsy Hill, Thurlow Park and Knights Hill Wards

Took place on 29 Nov‑8 Dec 2019

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Wild Nature is the theme for our very first Norwood Window Wanderland. We are ‘re-wilding’ Norwood – one window at a time.

Let your imagination run wild as well, as we invite everyone you who lives and works in Norwood to take part. From Brockwell Park to Crystal Palace, we encourage you to decorate your windows – stretching our theme as far as it will go. The festival runs until Sunday 8 December and you can register to take part right up till the final day.

Lets go WILD and for ten days recreate our very own Nor-Wood!

This event is being organised by your community forum Norwood Forum, visit our website www.norwoodforum.org and Facebook @TheNorwoodForum and Instagram @WildNorwood2019 as we share information on a daily basis now that the festival is in full swing. New windows are being added every day – so there is always a reason to wrap up warm and do a tour of the neighbourhood to view the results of our communities creativity!

Norwood Flock Trail
As well as people in their homes being involved, we have also installed a project called the Norwood Flock in windows of shops and organisations along Norwood Road, Norwood High Street and Knights Hill. You can see which are involved by downloading the festival map – they are all identified as Norwood Flock locations. The Flock are all ‘flocking’ towards the five windows across the front of West Norwood Library and Picturehouse where our Community Windows display has been installed. This tells the story of our new Peregrine Falcon family who set up home in St Luke’s bell tower this summer and successfully raised two chicks. The parents then migrated to the coast for the winter, but (and we like to think they knew about the festival …) they are currently back living at St Luke’s scouting out the territory for next year. The fastest birds on the planet are definitely worth looking out for, but first why not follow the long Trail from the Salvation Army Hall all the way to the Picturehouse, or the short Trail that starts at Portico Kitchen. You may also find plenty to way-lay your journey in our lovely shops on the way …

Its competition time too
As well as enjoying the five windows display at West Norwood Library and Picturehouse, if you want to have a go counting how many birds are in these five windows, you can find a competition entry form at the Picturehouse ticket desk. Fill in your answer and hand it back. The closest will win  four free tickets to the film of your choice at Picturehouse.

Our special thanks to Station to Station, our local BID, and Picturehouse for supporting the Norwood Flock project.

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