Eastcott Window Wanderland returns in February

By Barrie Hudson - 19 December 2022

CharityArts and CultureCommunity

Eastcott residents are being urged to sign up to create a magical walking trail to light up the streets.

For the fifth year running, people who live in the ward will be creating displays for Eastcott Window Wanderland. 

Window decorations ranging from a candle or some lights to works of art in tissue paper will be on show between 6pm and 9pm from Friday, 24 February to Sunday, 26 February. 

The theme for the event is Love The Planet but display makers are welcome to let their imaginations run wild and create any scene they like.

Thanks to support using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, workshops where people can pick up materials free of charge, get inspiration and help with their designs, will be held on Sundays 29 January, and 5, 12 and 19 February 5 at Eastcott Community Centre in

Savernake Street from 2pm to 4pm.


The centre will also be open on Saturday, 25 February in the evening for residents to pick up maps and enjoy a hot drink.

Organisers are urging window-makers to sign up online now to be included in the map which will be printed to guide viewers for the event. 

"Window Wanderland brings a lot of pleasure: it’s lovely to view the windows and to see so many people out and about on the walking trail. Last year was a great success so we're delighted to be running the event again,” said Eastcott Community Organisation (ECO) co-chair Lauren Wallis. 

"It's a great way of bringing the community together, particularly in times like these, and everybody in Eastcott is welcome to take part. Although the core area tends to be in the Old Town part of Eastcott, the ward includes Drove Road and the areas around Queen’s Park and Commercial Road.

"It would be lovely to see people in streets that haven’t taken part in the past signing up. Let’s spread the light!” 

People can sign up for free or find further information at 

https://www.windowwanderland.com/event/eastcott-swindon-2023/ and follow @eastcottcommunitycentre on Facebook for updates 


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