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Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Appropriately enough, today’s window is at St Alfege’s, though it doesn’t sound like it acutally is a window. It’s an ‘interactive’ display, which will be happening this evening only, then presented as a poster in the church until th 5th January.

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Tuesday, December 23rd, 2008

Don’t go down (or, indeed, up) to 58 Royal Hill until 7.00pm tonight – when there will be


A surprise!

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Monday, December 22nd, 2008

Today’s window seems quite complex, so I’ll let the folks at 30a Crooms Hill tell you about it.

The darkness has not overcome it

“Designed to be seen at night, this window represents the approach of Hope through fear and shadow. It is intended to represent Hope’s vulnerability in contact with the darker forces of the world, but it is essentially an optimistic view, drawing on classical mythology and Germanic fairytales for its setting.”

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Sunday, December 21st, 2008

Oooooh. It’s all getting close now…

The excitement of the children and young people from St Alfege and the neighbourhood has been channeled into Snakes and Ladders, today’s window at 17, Point Hill.

To encourage community participation while the “window” is on view there will be facilities for posting peoples hopes and fears on the “Hopes & Fears” notice board at the graffiti wall.

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Saturday, December 20th, 2008

Cor – this one sounds intriguing. Follow Your Star, at 34 Hyde Vale is, apparently, a “three dimensional installation in the garden.”

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Friday, December 19th, 2008

Again, I’m going to let the family describe today’s window which is at 4, Feathers Place and entitled “I Saw Three Ships…”

“We wish to use our space to celebrate the individuals who dedicatet heir lives to making the lives of others better. Our window will be created by the family – 2 grown ups with limited creative skills and a very excited 7 year old!”

See you there…

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Thursday, December 18th, 2008

I’m going to let the folks at 57, Royal Hill tell you about today’s window.

“We will use video (visible for a couple of hours each evening) and still material (visible all day) drawn from the Bible, the St Nicholas myth and from contemporary sources to contrast the rewards and expectations of receiving at Christmas in northern Europe with those in poverty elsewhere. It will underline the contrasting impacts of the credit crunch on both communities.”

Sadly they don’t say which couple of hours each evening will host the video, but I reckon if you get there about 7.00pm you can’t go far wrong…

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Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Today’s window will be revealed at 2 King William Walk and has a very traditional theme:

“Travelling in the dead of night with nowhere to stay. Mary fears for her baby…our hope for the world.”

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Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

Geographically furthest away, but clearly still in the Greenwich Parish, 72 Crosslet Vale, SE10 8DJ has created today’s window, Hope Out Of Darkness.

“In a world full of anger and despair, hope shines like a candle in the darkness.”

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Monday, December 15th, 2008

Now here’s a window I’ve been looking forward to – a work by my favourite local artist,Peter Kent.

“Under the stars, through the maze of Greenwich streets, find yourself transported to Bethlehem,” says the blurb. Right-ho. I’m off to 15, Crane Street, in my tea-towel-and-pillow-case ensemble, carrying my crook made out of coat hangers and a cuddly sheep…