Window Wanderland

27th – 29th November 5:30pm – 9pm

As part of our new Winter Festival, we are inviting our local community to create something special in their windows to show just what an amazingly creative place Devizes is. Window Wanderland is a Covid-safe way to connect people, transforming streets into magical outdoor galleries.

We invite anyone with a window to create a display which will become part of our programme of events over a weekend which we hope will light up Devizes.  Follow the trail of windows into Devizes Town Centre where you’ll find seasonal markets both indoors and out, selling beautiful artisan gifts, delicious food and drink, light installations and walkabout performers, a warm welcome and plenty of smiles.

See the map grown on the Window Wonderland website.

Take Part

To take part and register your own window for this event follow the link to the Window Wanderland website. Everyone that registers a Window will be added to our event map. You will be reminded of when to display your window and keep your light on!

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Join the Facebook event and spread the words to your neighbours.

Window Inspiration

Devizes is putting on a Window Wanderland and you want to take part? Wanderful! Welcome aboard.

  • 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 windows, you can also use your front door, the front of your house, your front garden…

How do I create a Window?

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Generally black paper works best but can look a bit severe during the day, you can use any colour, even white, so long as it is thick enough to form a silhouette. Sugar paper is good as it’s thick enough so you can use colours for daytime, thin enough to cut well and it will go dark at night. My windows are above the radiator so condensation wasn’t a problem but you might want to consider that, top tips welcome!

Tissue paper
Is fabulous for ‘pop art’ style block colour, and if layered up can make interesting images. It is fragile though, which is why it is worth using the tracing paper as a canvas. If you want a very specific image with ‘black lines’ between the colours, you can use black paper or large chunky ‘paint pens’. These are expensive, but if you have a lot of lines to do it might be easier than cutting out black paper. I know that I have been far too hasty, thinking intricate designs would be easy….

Pens
You can use ‘sharpie’ pens on tracing paper, but  they can become less vibrant. I recommend at least 90 gsm tracing paper if you are going to draw with marker pens, less weight may bleed through. If you want to do bright images then you can buy lightweight white paper from Art shops which is what the sharpies were on for my ‘skeleton’, in honour of my father’s peaceful exit from this stage. It took a long time, but was meditative!

FAQs

Have a few questions? Read our FAQs and hopefully, you will join us for a brilliant evening.

Devizes Window Wanderland 2020 FAQs