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Gain inspiration for your Window Wanderland display

Thinking about getting involved with Andover Window Wanderland this winter but not quite sure what to do for your window display?  Then join a free, Covid-safe workshop for inspiration…

Andover Window Wanderland is calling for residents to take part as window makers and to open their curtains and create window displays to amuse, entertain, and create a little magic for all to share on 28 and 29 November between 5-9pm. It is completely free to take part and everyone is welcome.  A display could be as simple as a candle, book or fairy-lights in a window; it could recreate some lockdown artwork or share a favourite thing about winter. Anything goes… as long as it’s family friendly!  Together these windows will form a wonderful winter walking trail, which everyone can participate in by coming out to enjoy.

To help bring ideas to life and plan out window installations, Test Valley Borough Council have put together a series of workshops in community venues across Andover that prospective window makers can attend for free.

HALF TERM SESSIONS

Tuesday 27 October – Augusta Park Community Centre

Tuesday 27 October – King Arthurs Way Hall

Wednesday 28 October – St Michael’s Hall

Thursday 29 October – The Phoenix Centre

Friday 30th October – The Lights

NOVEMBER SESSIONS

Saturday 7 November – Picket Twenty (2pm and 3:30pm)

Saturday 7 November – Chantry Centre

Saturday 14 November – Picket Twenty (2pm and 3:30pm)

Saturday 14 November – St. Paul’s Church & Community Centre, Smannell Road

Please contact The Lights Box Office to book your free place on one of the Covid secure workshops.   The Box Office is open for telephone calls on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10am – 2pm: 01264 368368.

Workshops will last approximately 1 hour and places can be booked for up to groups of 6, so people can book in their own bubbles.  Participants aged 11+ must wear a face covering unless exempt.  Workshop leaders will provide materials and equipment for the session and advice on what else you will need to create your window at home. 

Local companies, Fusion Office Supplies and Lee Filters have both kindly offered sponsorship in kind to provide all the materials required in the workshops.

Each workshop venue will have a track and trace QR code and details will also be held through The Lights box office when booking.

Leader of Test Valley Borough Council, Councillor Phil North, said: “This is a wonderful project to help foster the community spirit we are lucky to have across Andover.   Residents and whole neighbourhoods are encouraged to take part in creating window displays for people to enjoy as part of the walking trail on 28 and 29 November.  The free workshops are an added bonus to help window makers develop ideas and encourage maximum creativity.  I can’t wait to see the results!”

Residents who are unable to attend a free workshop will also be able to benefit from an online video which will be available during November. 

For general information about the Andover Window Wanderland project, including how to take part or register your window, or to see the map of the walking trails, then visit: www.windowwanderland.com/event/andover-2020/  You can also keep up to date with all the Andover Window Wanderland news on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WindowWanderlandAndover 

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