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Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Cast Away the Dreams of Darkness, the theme of this year’s whole Advent Window season, will reach its zenith at St Alfege Church today…

Thank you to everyone for entertaining a very Christmassy-feeling Phantom…

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Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009


Through A Glass Darkly will be unveiled at 58 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT, at 7:00pm, with entertainment and hospitality.

“Lightning, from a dark place, tries to strike and, through broken glass, you see the light of dawn.” This one’s best seen by night.

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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Before the Dawn, by St Alfege Sunday School, can be found at 17 Point Hill, SE10 8QW, from today. The opening ceremony is between 3:30pm-4.30pm with the obligatory snacks and drinks…all are welcome.

“It’s an ordinary night – a bit boring. Shepherds are looking after their sheep, waiting for the dawn. Suddenly there are lights in the sky, angels telling them to go and seek out the dark little stable where something amazing is happening.”

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Monday, December 21st, 2009


Rather appropriately, Christmas Belles, will be unveiled at the boutique Belle, at 20 College Approach, at 10:00 this morning – they promise mince pies. Don’t get the crumbs over the frocks, eh…

The theme will “consist of bells, the sound of which we can imagine casts away gloom and bad dreams and brings joy to people’s lives.”

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Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Into the light at 30A Crooms Hill, SE10 8ER will have its official opening at 17:30pm this evening with some drinks and nibbles…

“As the equinox arrives we become aware of the waxing of the day and hope rises with the tilt towards the sun. The coming of the light, as the year turns and as night ends, brings reassurance and hope, as shadows are dispelled and the wealth and fruitfulness of creation are revealed. The window is inspiried by architectural forms and the theatrical and graphical representation of landscape, hinting at traditions and folklore associated with midwinter, sleep and awakening.”

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Saturday, December 19th, 2009

Let there be light, at 203 Greenwich High Road, SE10 8NB, will have its official opening tonight at 8:00pm.

It will be at its most effective in the hours of darkness – in fact, this display “is so bright it can be seen from the middle of South Street, so provides an excellent landmark to light the way to the town centre for all those attending Christmas carol services and parties!”

Blimey. One clearly not to be missed – even if you could…

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Friday, December 18th, 2009

A Star Shines with be visible from 4.30pm every evening to 2nd January at 34 Coltman House, Welland Street, SE10 9DW.

The official opening will be at 19:30pm this evening.

“Our concept is to cast away the dreams of darkness by giving the gift of light at Christmas and our window will feature presents opened slightly revealing light to symbolise whatever it is that brings light into your life.”

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Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Today’s window will have the shopkeepers hopping mad, but carries a message particularly pertinent to this year. Window Shopping: Looking Not Buying, “casts away the darker side of consumerism, showing objects and luxury goods we often dream of having and owning being cast aside, leaving the simpler free things in life such as love to shine through.”

See it at Flat 20, The Jubilee, Egerton Drive, SE10 8JW and will be visible until 9.00pm every day to the end of the event.

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Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Todays’ window, at Honorary Phantom Innkeeper (plenty of room there, of course…) Robert Gray’s Number 16 St Alfege Passage has a Royal connection. It will be unveiled at 6.00pm by HM Queen Elizabeth’s representative of Surrey, Mrs Sarah Goad JP and her husband Timothy Goad. Ooooh-er…

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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Reaching for the Light at 34 Hyde Vale opens this evening at 6:00pm where you’ll be treated to mulled wine and mince pies.

“Lit from dusk to 11pm, an illuminated star will be high in the tree and an illuminated green man will be leaping from the gate post towards the light. During the day, when not illuminated, he will wear seasonal/thematic outfits.”