Talaton 2020

Talaton is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Devon. It lies approximately 6 miles to the west of Honiton, 3 miles to the north of Ottery St Mary, 2 miles to the west of Feniton and 2 miles to the east of Whimple. The parish of Talaton covers an area of 965 hectares.

Took place on 19‑20 Dec 2020

This event has already taken place.

Welcome to Talaton’s Window Wanderland 2020

 

Talaton Parish Council are delighted to bring this fantastic event to our community. With your help, we are transforming our village into a magical outdoor gallery each evening, for all the community to enjoy.

We’re creating a fun, friendly, Covid-safe event this winter, and we need you to help us make it happen!

Let’s light up Talaton!

 

Sounds great! How do I take part?

All you have to do is decorate a window in Talaton, and add it to the free, interactive map of all the displays, which can be downloaded and shared. Then wrap up warm and take a magical walk around Talaton’s Window Wanderland.

Taking part as a Windowmaker is FREE and everyone is welcome to have a go. You can make a display in the windows of your house, business, pub, car, shop – or especially your front garden!

Your display could be as simple as a candle, nativity, book or fairy-lights in a window, or you could go all out and decorate the whole house (like many have)!  Anything goes… as long as it’s family friendly!

 

How do I sign up?

It’s easy!

  1. .         Click on ‘Take Part in This Event’ at the top of this page to add your location to our map. When you register you’ll get a welcome pack and access to lots of inspiration for fun window ideas, here are a few to whet your whistle Windows from around the world.
  2. Create your window in time for the start of the event, and make sure it’s lit up every evening until the end date: 5:30pm-8:30pm each evening between the 19th and 31st December. Have fun with your display – anything goes!
  3. Ask your friends and neighbours to get involved! We need as many people taking part as possible – the more displays we have, the more magical Talaton will become!

Don’t forget to join the buzz on social media! Post pictures of your labours on the villages Facebook page Talaton Talk to keep up to date with the latest news, see other local displays and share your photos with the hashtag #WindowWanderland

 

If I don’t want to decorate a window, can I still join in?

Yes! This event is for everyone to enjoy! If you can’t or don’t want to make a display you can download the free Window Map at the top of this page, wrap up warm and take a magical evening walk around Talaton’s Window Wanderland between the 19th and 31st December. We recommend that you wait until the last minute to download the map so that all the window makers have time to register – you don’t want to miss any!

You can also help us spread the word by telling your friends and family, join in on social media, share your photos with us or take a look at other displays shared on the village Facebook page. 

 

 

Window Wanderlands have been held around the world. Here are some links if you want to know more:

Window Wanderland on The One Show | Windows of Wonder, in The Guardian | Window Wanderland spreads friendship, on BBC News

 

If you have any questions please contact Gary & Corinne through Contact organiser on the right or email talatonwinterwanderland@btinternet.co.uk

Keep checking back to see our Talaton map of Window Wanderers grow! 

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