Glass act! Let's all brighten up Filton for Wonderful Windows autumn arts trail

October 04 2020
Glass act! Let's all brighten up Filton for Wonderful Windows autumn arts trail

Residents in Filton are being invited to join together for a celebration of creativity and hope this autumn!

The Filton Wonderful Windows arts trail will see homes and businesses who wish to take part decorating a window and lighting up their homes for 3 nights, Friday October 23 - Sunday October 25, 5.30 - 8.30pm.
 
There will be an online map of properties which are included in the trail which will be available at www.facecharity.org.uk/events
 
Filton people can find out more by joining the“Filton Wonderful Windows arts trail 2020” Facebook group and to register a property to sign up their window, there is a very simple Google form to complete: https://forms.gle/wfM4Uwwp6ePQxiKv6
 
During 23rd – 25th October any member of the community may wander around Filton to see the wonderful art work on display across the town, no need to register!
The Wonderful Windows arts trail is being coordinated by a small group of residents and supported by local youth and community charity FACE.
One of the organisers, Nicola Chandler, said: "I have lived here for almost 10 years and you can tell that Filton has a wonderful community feel, however  it seems to be hidden under, traffic and parking issues, student housing and HMOs. 
"I just wanted to do something to show to the outside world, what a wonderful community Filton has, and by decorating our windows for the first weekend of the autumn half term I thought we could do this beautifully. All you really need is an idea some card and tissue paper, if you need any help myself or Debbie at FACE are on hand.
 
FACE Charity Director, Debbie Teml, said: “The arts trail will be a great opportunity to bring the community together at this difficult time of being socially distant. The trail will offer a chance to celebrate creativity and hope for all. We really hope that people in Filton will get involved – this could be families, businesses, and individual people. Anyone can get involved and be part of the trail, it is fully inclusive.”
“Even if you are not able to decorate your window, we hope that you will take some time during the trail weekend to wander around during the times of 5.30-8.30pm, seeing the beautiful windows on display and feel part of the community, joining together in this way.”
FACE are offering arts workshops on 10th and 17th October for those who would like help to design and make their window displays – kindly funded through a “Members Awards Funding” grant from Councillor Adam Monk.
 
FACE is a fast-developing Youth & Community charity working with all members of the community, including the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. 
Debbie added: "Although at the moment FACE’s work is limited due to Covid-19, ordinarily the charity runs a range of social and educational activities for children aged 7+ and adults and provides services to improve the lives of the local community." 
 
Their involvement in the Arts Trail is just part of the community support that they have been providing during this year’s pandemic.
 
More on FACE, pages 24-25