March 7, 2018
The art of nosiness
Who can walk past the front window of a house with its curtains open and lights on, without turning to have a peek? This natural nosiness has spawned a whole new community arts movement that is steadily sweeping the country. Window Wanderland is the brainchild of a set designer from Bristol and its simple appeal has led to neighbourhoods from across the country becoming highly creative with their front windows. For one night only, or more if you choose, why not turn your street into a magical outdoor gallery?
Watch this great little film which illustrates how effective and simple this idea is.
Thanks to the incredible efforts of Strathbungo residents, the 2017 event exceeded all expectations… It attracted national media attention and was seen as a real celebration of community and what we can achieve when we all pull together! From performances in front rooms to amazing projections onto buildings; mischievous monkeys, polka dot parties, disco balls, bubble baths, mythical creatures, intricate installations, pop up bingo halls and tattoo parlours, fantastical faraway lands and music filling the streets…. It was beautiful! We can’t wait to see what 2018’s event brings!
Simply sign up and create a window display in the front windows of your flat, house, business or shop. Please don’t feel intimidated! A ‘display’ could be as simple as a candle, book, fairy lights or image in a window. Or you could go all out and stage a performance in your front room! Simple or spectacular… it’s completely up to you.