Window Wanderland goes under the sea

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Following the success of last year’s inaugural Window Wanderland, Campbeltown Picture House (CPH) is running another – and moving things into the ocean!

The theme for this year’s Magical Neighbourhood Walking Trail, on March 16 and 17, as suggested by some of CPH’s Facebook followers, is the sea.

CPH is inviting everyone who has a window – houses, shop fronts, classrooms, cars, boats, sheds – to get creative and make a display according to the theme.

The event is completely free and can be explored and enjoyed by the whole community, whether that is as window-makers or wanderers.

The event is fun, creative, inclusive and gives the community an incentive to explore their neighbourhood on a dark winter’s evening and enjoy it in a whole new light.

Window Wanderland was started in Bristol in February 2015 by Lucy Reeves to help bring communities together, ward off isolation and spread happiness in the gloom of winter.

Anyone can take part and almost anything can be a display; from a string of fairy lights to a band playing in the living room, as long as it is family friendly, anything goes.

There were 50 displays last year, when the theme was ‘cinema’, including a room transformed into Pandora from Avatar, a precise paper-cut Batman, hand-knitted Minions, nursery displays, balloons and inflatables in Campbeltown Town Hall, superheroes, Disney characters and much more.

Cinema manager Ellen Mainwood said: ‘We had a great weekend last year with our first Window Wanderland. There were some brilliant displays, and people really enjoyed getting out and about to see them.

‘It’s fun and easy to join in, so we hope lots of people will get involved this year.’

Participants get a welcome pack when they sign up and access to lots of inspiration.

There will be free materials available and drop-in workshops to help window-makers with their displays at the cinema on March 15 and 16.

Wanderers can see where the decorated windows are on an online map and CPH will have printed copies available during the event.

Cinema staff can help window-makers sign up if they do not have access to the website or need some assistance.

Those with questions, or who would like to sponsor, promote or help with the event should contact Ellen by emailing

For more information and to sign up, visit

A living room transformed into Pandora from Avatar. NO_c05windows01

An intricate paper-cut Batman scene. NO_c05windows02

Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop had a whisky-themed movie display. NO_c05windows03