Friday, 2 December 2011

In a pear tree


For the sixth year running, Saltaire is sharing its Living Advent Calendar in the run up to Christmas - 24 windows around the village, illuminated with festive scenes.  Every day from 1st to 24th December a new scene is 'opened' at dusk and those so inclined can follow the trail around the village, discovering the wonderfully creative interpretations that our inventive residents put together.  This is the first one, on Titus Street.

Regular readers of my blog will remember me featuring some of the windows in previous years.  I think it's a wonderful 'new tradition'.  It certainly brings me a lot of pleasure as I'm sure it does others too.  It's even featured on The Guardian website already this year.

There are two associated celebrations:  this Saturday 3rd there is an event (featuring Hall Royd Brass Band) at the Victoria Hall at 6.30pm to mark the switching-on of the Christmas lights.  Later, on Christmas Eve at 7pm, there is carol singing round the village, following the Advent Trail.  No excuse not to get into the festive mood!

18 comments:

  1. What an excellent idea! I've already bookmarked the Facebook page and look forward to "opening each door" this month. Jim

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  2. I remember this from your blog last year. Excellent idea.

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  3. A great initiative, turned into a 'new tradition'. Wonderful.

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  4. What a splendid idea, I shall certainly make a date and bring my Christmas guests to view the "calendar" in all it's glory on Christmasn Eve . . . again, well done the folk of Saltaire.

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  5. I remember your pictures of last year (Already a year ago? OMG!)And I'm impatient to see what you'll find this year.

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  6. I can't believe it's a year ago since we last enjoyed your showcasing of the window displays around Saltaire! I'm looking forward to seeing what the participants come up with this year!

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  7. Cracking idea! I'm thinking it might be fun to do something like that around the school I work in.

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  8. I love this idea! I have been eating chocolates from my own Advent calendar.

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  9. I love how they have made the number one the trunk of the tree. It is a great tradition and I enjoy coming with you to see them as I did last year.

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  10. I remember this from last year too! Beautiful!

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  11. I remember this too! Glad you're posting this.

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  12. Lovely...what a wonderful idea!

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  13. What a cute window! I might just have to do that on my front door! So fun!

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  14. I hope you'll be posting more of these advent windows again this year. I really like this graphic partridge in a pear tree silhouette in this classical window.

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  15. This is wonderful. I would love to have it on my window.

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  16. Oh I love these shots and remember you doing that last year. That window is just gorgeous. ~Lili

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  17. What a fabulous idea - thanks for sharing it. A great capture too and beautifully framed.

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