Whitley Bay’s window art trail set to cover 50 houses this weekend

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Window Wonders will return this weekend to brighten up the dark evenings.

An annual art trail is set to light up the streets of Whitley Bay this weekend.

Around 50 houses across 10 streets will take place in Window Wonders which will see residents across the area host a display in their front window.

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Organised by a group of residents, the event aims to bring neighbours together, do something creative and brighten up the dark winter evenings.

Window Wonders

Sarah McLusky, Window Wonders spokesperson, said: “There is a great buzz on the streets during the event and people are out and about and chatting to neighbours and visitors.

“In the run up to the event we also encourage people to become ‘street champions’ and talk to their neighbours and get them involved.

“In Burnfoot Terrace we have three houses working together the create a display that spans all of their windows.”

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Started in 2020 by interior designer Karen Nairstone, the trail spans the pedestrian streets next to Whitley Bay metro station.

Several of the houses will be displaying work made by Whitley Bay Sea Scouts, Cubs, Beavors and the Monkseaton Guides.

Window Wonders

The event will run on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 March from 6-9pm.

The streets taking part are Albany Gardens, Albert Terrace, Alexandra Terrace, Gladstone Terrace, Devonshire Terrace, Lish Avenue, Burnfoot Terrace, Stanley Crescent, Waterford Crescent and Clarence Crescent.

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