Southbourne 2020

6‑7 Mar 2020
5:30pm - 8:30pm

Please register or sign in to make a window.

Welcome to Southbourne Window Wanderland 2020 (including Pokesdown)

Friday 6th, Saturday 7th March 2020 from 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Help us transform our streets into an illuminated outdoor gallery for all to see and enjoy. Taking part is FREE and everyone is welcome. Simply sign up and create a window display in the front window/s of your flat, house, school, business or shop.

Your windows could explore family culture, scenes from your favourite book or film, interests and hobbies or anything you feel passionate about. Or wrap up warm and just come out on the night to see the windows! Simple or spectacular…It’s completely up to you. Anything goes…so long as it’s child-friendly! 

So far we have 30 windows signed up and we are delighted to have Stourfield Infant School taking part. Furthermore we are excited to announce the involvement of MBN Arts and Brendoncare.

It promises to see the whole community come together and see our neighbourhood in a whole new light. It’s about lifting people’s spirits. And ward off feelings of isolation, a chance for people to explore their local area on foot and make new connections.

What to do 

Click ‘take part in this event’ then register to add your location to our map. You’ll get a ‘Welcome Pack’ when you sign in and access to lots of inspiration for windows too. Tell your friends and neighbours and ask them to get involved!

If you would like to get onto our printed maps please sign up by the 28th of January 2020. You will still be able to sign up to be on the online map after this date.

Although the event is completely free for anyone to take part and is being entirely run by volunteers, there are costs involved. As well as paying for the Window Wanderland toolkit, which allows participants to sign up to the event and pin their address onto our interactive map, we need help to cover print costs, adverts and artist-led workshops where you can come for ideas and help with creating your display. So we are raising funds! Please consider donating whatever you can no matter how small, it would be gratefully received. Follow the link to our crowdfunding page:

If you still wish to donate after we have reached our target, you can and any funds raised beyond the target will go to “Dorset Mind Your Head”, a Dorset-wide programme aimed to help children and young people of Dorset to be as mentally healthy as possible.

Please donate and make our first Window Wanderland truly wonderful!

If you have any questions or would like to sponsor, promote or volunteer to help with the event, please contact

Keep checking back to this page to see our map grow and dates for window display workshops closer to the time.

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