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Welcome to the third Wild Norwood Window Wanderland!
Our map of window displays taking part is now ready to download. Don’t miss the chance to wrap up warm and take a walk around Norwood to admire your neighbour’s creativity!
And to those taking part – and everyone is welcome … and registration will remain open till the very last day of the festival (Sun 12 Dec)
Welcome to those of you who took part with your own window displays in the first two years.
Welcome to all of you who are new to the festival – we look forward to seeing your windows joining the festival map.
First timers – its all very straightforward.
Completely free to take part in, the main focus of the Wild Norwood festival is your own window display in the windows of your own home.
Many people find using upstairs windows work very well as they are easily seen from the road.
Make your designs out of literally anything. Newspaper works very well, but equally brown paper, wrapping paper, photocopy paper – anything that blocks out the light to make a silhouette – and it doesn’t need to be new paper – recycle what you have around your home. Tissue paper and fabric that is opaque adds colour. You could also paint or use wax crayons direct to the window, but easiest of all is using tracing or grease proof paper to prepare your artwork on a table and then stick the whole thing in the window. We find sellotape works best at attaching your designs to the glass.
Our theme this year remains Wild – as we celebrate the green spaces and wild outdoors that is all around us, even though we live in an urban London borough. The Norwood Road trail in shop windows that leads to the big displays in the windows of West Norwood Library and Picturehouse will be all about footprints – but feel free to interpret WILD in absolutely any way.
Please remember to add yourself to the festival map so that people can find your windows when they go out Window Wandering … The festival map is LIVE right now, and you can add yourself to it right up to the last day of the festival – Sunday 12 December.
We suggest you put your lights on between 5pm and 8pm but please leave them on longer if you can.
And as well as all your window displays, the trail in local shop windows, and the big displays in West Norwood Library and Picturehouse, keep an eye out for competition details and also – there will also be a programme of walks – celebrating footprints again – with a walk (either guided or self guided) on every single day of the festival!
Find all the information on the festival on the Norwood Forum website here: https://www.norwoodforum.org/wild-norwood-2021
Lets go WILD!