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Schools, businesses and homes will be transformed into works of art as Window Wanderland comes to Bromley this weekend

PUBLISHED: 14:11 22 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:18 22 February 2017

Window Wanderland

Window Wanderland

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Windows and gardens will be lit up around Bromley Common on Friday and Saturday night

A community project which transforms windows into works of art will be hitting the streets of Bromley this weekend.

Window Wanderland began in Bristol in 2015, with the aim of the initiative to encourage people to see their neighbourhood in a different light during the winter months by decorating their windows and gardens.

The idea has quickly caught on, and each year has grown with more areas around the country organising their own Winter Wanderland trials.

The free event in Bromley will take place on February 24 and 25 from 5:30 until 9:30pm, where an interactive map will be available to download from Thursday for residents to see where the displays will be located.

Over 20 different residents, businesses and community groups are taking part, including The Cake Craft Shop and the Village Hardware shop on Chatterdon Road. Raglan Primary School will also be hosting its own window display with a theme around reading.

31-year-old Ryan Griffin is one of two Bromley residents who organised the initiative.

He said: “I got the idea when I was visiting my sister in Bristol, and there were hundreds of people lining the streets looking at displays. I was mesmorised by how many people were out and took part and thought it would be great to try something different out out here.”

Mr Griffin, who works as a project sound manager for shows in the West End, will be decorating his own home in Havelock Road and will also be making a UV aquarium in his car.

To join in, visit http://www.windowwanderland.com/event/bromley-2017/

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