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Stirchley Snowflake Festival 2020

Stirchley Snowflake Festival is an Arts Council England supported project, bringing magic to Stirchley from the 7th-23rd December. Our plans have already changed over the past month or so, and look set to change again, but we wanted to let you know what we've got planned this December.

What is going on?

Winter is a magical time, the sun hangs low in the sky and chilly morning frosts make cobwebs look like frozen lace. But did you know that every winter the Snow Queen visits Stirchley? Even if it doesn't snow, she casts a wintery spell that lingers throughout the year.

From the 7th-23rd December look out for pop up surprises across Stirchley that can be enjoyed in your household or bubble and in a safe, socially distant way.

But, if you can't wait, read on for how you can get involved.

Stirchley Snowflake Trail

Help us turn Stirchley into a giant work of art - simply make snowflakes or winter scenes and display them in your window across December.

We want to see the work of every artist, young and old. If you're not the most confident, we'll have downloadable template sheets, and we can post you some printed ones if you don't have a printer, and you can colour these in and display them in your window.

Later this month you can even add your window to our digital map, where we'll be celebrating all of the great winter windows around the trail.

The Communi-Tree

As is Stirchley tradition, Laura the community mischief fairy will be decorating the tree outside Stirchley primary to celebrate the festive season; but this year she needs your help. We have millions (N.B: about 50) white clay stars and snowflakes that you can decorate and hang on the tree. We'll then varnish them and hang them for all to see across December.

If you'd like to take part, drop us a message or pick up a snowflake pack at participating businesses. We'll have more info on this over the next few days as we start to get a handle on what's possible.

But wait, there's more...

This is just the beginning, we'll be letting you know more of what's going on very November, but some of it you'll just have to try and spot in the wild come December.

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