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Take part in Light Up the Night Kinross

Light Up the Night Kinross
When Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th November 2020, 5-10pm
Where Kinross and surrounding areas
What Light up your windows to create a trail of light through our town this winter!
We are asking householders, local businesses and organisations to decorate the street-facing windows of their homes, flats and shops with creative light displays, over one weekend in November. This timing coordinates with Kinross’ festive street market and our Christmas lights switch-on.

Why

  • Fun, creative activity for everyone to join in with!
  • Beacon of hope as the long nights draw in, similar to the lockdown window rainbows lots of us made and displayed.
  • Makes a family-friendly walking trail around the town after dusk. A covid-secure, socially distanced art event!
  • Reminds us of our strong community, provides a talking point and breaks down social isolation.
  • Helps create a festive atmosphere in our town in the lead up to Christmas / Advent / Diwali.

How can I get involved?
Everyone can take part! Simply decorate any windows that are visible from the street as brightly and creatively as you like, and make sure the lights are on between 5-10pm during the event weekend.
Spread the word
Invite your friends to like the Facebook page, Light Up the Night Kinross. Join the Light Up the Night Kinross Facebook Group for ideas and to post photos of your windows https://www.facebook.com/groups/1354620071375168
(it's a private group, but anyone can ask to join!)Post your making of and work-in-progress pics - and don’t forget to post a picture of your finished windows to the group! We’d love to see your creative ideas and see pics of you and your family exploring the light trail over the event weekend.

You could:

  • simply put a candle or lantern in your window
  • use all your fairy lights or Christmas lights to light up your windows
  • make your own lanterns (e.g. from paper, carved vegetables)
  • use tissue paper or coloured paper and light from behind to create a stained glass effect
  • use glass pens or paint to create a design straight on to the glass
  • use cut out paper or card to make a shadow / silhouette effect
  • use toys or objects from around your home plus a light source, to create an eye-catching scene
  • Anything goes, as long as it’s bright and family friendly!

Ideas For some creative ideas, have a look at https://www.windowwanderland.com/gallery/ or try Pinterest
Think about…

A message of hope you might want to send your community
Being as creative and unusual as you like
Asking any local groups you are part of to get involved (e.g. Scouts, sports teams, church etc)

Have fun!

 

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