Yeovil Window Wanderland is back!
We are delighted to announce that we are running a 2nd edition of Yeovil Window Wanderland for 2022!
The 1st edition was a great success! With more than 200 window displays around the town and surrounding villages, put together by local residents, businesses and organisations.
The 2022 event starts from 14 January running until 14 February. This year we have joined forces with Love Yeovil, as part of a wider programme which provide our community the activities to support the mental health and general wellbeing, building resilience during this difficult time, with the funding received by South Somerset District Council. Alongside the funding support from Arts Council England and Co-op Local Community Fund, Yeovil Window Wanderland once again promises to light up our town and for all to enjoy! It is a Covid-safe event and free!
Light up our town together!
Yeovil Art Space is delighted to support bringing Window Wanderland to Yeovil. Working with volunteers, artists, creatives, neighbourhoods, organisations and local businesses, together we can create a festival of colour and light that will illuminate the town for 4 weeks in the darkest months of our year. Anyone can join in either as a WANDERER or a WINDOWMAKER or both!
FOR ALL WANDERERS
Welcome to the Yeovil Window Wanderland event!
Homes, businesses, schools and organisations across Yeovil decorate and light up their windows during the event. Visit our online map below and see the wonderful window displays put together by people in Yeovil and for everyone in Yeovil. It is a Covid-safe event, it is free and it is for everyone!
See the interactive map below see window locations.
Visit our window projections!
Working in partnership with Love Yeovil with funding from South Somerset District Council, we are delighted to present 3 window projections across the town centre. Produced by artist Richard Tomlinson, working with artists and schools across Yeovil to create this window projection across Yeovil.
VISIT NOW!! Window Project at Nationwide Yeovil Branch
Artists Richard Tomlinson and Natasha Rand have been working with students at Buckler’s Mead Academy and members of our Young Artist Yeovil group to create a window project exploring the emotional wellbeing of young people, using positive and negative body language, considering issues of isolation and the joy of being together. The projection will be switched on Monday – Saturday 5.30 – 8pm.
‘Shapes of Yeovil’ at Yeovil Library (It is now finished! Thanks for visiting!)
Created by artist Richard Tomlinson, the projection is based on a sequence of images from ‘Shapes of Yeovil’, a public realm artwork created by YOU&ME Architects, part of Yeovil Refresh Art Project for the high street regeneration happening right now in the town centre. For more details
Window photo album
Visit wonderful window displays online on our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Yeovilwindowwanderland/
JOIN US! Be a WINDOWMAKER
Join us to make our event possible!
- Taking part is FREE and everyone is welcome.
- You can use the windows of your flat, house, business, school, nursery, car, camper van, shop…
- It doesn’t even have to be windows, you can also use your front door, the front of your house, your front garden…
Be part of the trail by decorating and lighting up your window with any idea you like…as long as it’s family friendly!
Check out ideas here: https://www.windowwanderland.com/gallery/
You can also get inspiration from our artists by watching step by step guides online, join our workshop and/or getting hold of the resource pack. Our artists will share with you a number of ideas and methods to create your unique window display with easy to find, affordable or free materials!
Sign up and your location will appear on the map below shortly. Only your street name and postcode will appear for your privacy.
Should you have any questions about taking part, please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
A window festival in Yeovil and outlying villages. Join us by decorating your window and leave your light on between 14 Januaray – 14 February 2022! This creates a beautiful walking trail round Yeovil in the darkest months.
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Resource for WINDOWMAKERS!
Creativity for Wellbeing booklet
It contains activities with easy to follow instructions and for all abilities. You can enjoy the activities on your own, or with friends and family, using recycled and easy to find materials. Designed by artist Natasha Rand, Rachel Ackerman and Richard Tomlinson, who have experience working with the community and young people.
See the booklet online now: https://yeovilartspace.uk/wellbeing/
Pick a copy during the Yeovil Window Wanderland Final Weekend (Sat 12 & Sun 13 February) at your local co-op (Stiby Rd, St. Michaels Avenue, Mudford Rd), Nine Spring Cafe and Yeovil Art Space.
Windowmakers on social
So many wonderful creations from our windowmakers!! Thank you to everyone sharing on Facebook and Instagram. Join the Yeovil Window Wanderland Facebook group to be part of the community, and get the inspiration from your fellow windowmakers.
Guide to making an illuminated window display
We love this online guide put together by The Sickly Mama. Also check out the Window Wanderland official guide HERE, including a comprehensive guide by Lucy Reeves Khan and the GALLERY page to show a lot of different ideas.
Join our Yeovil Window Wanderland Facebook Group to see the ideas we share!