Window Wanderland, Kingstone, 2019

We invite you to help us to create a Window Wanderland in part of the Kingstone Ward this November (see the map for proposed streets below).

Make your windows come alive with creative designs for the community to enjoy.

On Saturday the 23rd of November, between 6-8pm, we will head to the streets for a magical walk around, viewing everyone’s creations.

Come along to one, or all the workshops below to be inspired, collect materials or work with artists to create your own window designs. 

* Remember, if you don’t want to take part yourself you can make something for someone’s else’s window too.


Launch event: Friday 4th October, 6-9pm @ Creative Recovery, Temperance House, Pitt Street, Barnsley, S70 1AL

Come along for a pie and pea supper, listen to live music and find out more about the Winter Wanderland event and activities. You may even want to start making your designs, too.

Workshops @ Creative Recovery, Temperance House

Saturday 5th October, 10-12noon & 1-3pm
Tuesday 8th October, 10-12noon & 1-3pm
Wednesday 9th October, 2-4pm & 5.30-7.30pm
Monday 28th October, 10-12noon & 1-3pm (Half-term)
Friday 1st November, 10-12noon & 1-3pm (Half-term)

The BIG Finale: The Winter Wanderland Walk, Saturday 23rd November, 6-8pm

All events and workshops are FREE and family friendly. 

Please let us know if you have any access requirements.

More Information

Please register your window with us by messaging us on Facebook (Creative Recovery), 
emailing, or by calling 
01226 805885, leaving your name, number and address.

Different ways you can get involved:Visit us during workshop times to make start on your artwork with us. We have all the tools and materials and artists on hand to help and lots of visual inspiration.
  • Pop in for a chat and collect the materials you need to make it at home.
  • If you are chomping at the bit to get involved but don’t live within the zone we can set you on creating an artwork for someone else’s window.
  • If you have a window, but don’t have the time to make your own, get in touch with your window measurements and we can make something so your window can still be part of our outdoor gallery.


Just bring yourself, the dimensions of your windows and a picture of the front of your house (if possible).If you are creating something for someone else’s house, just bring yourself and we will provide the rest!

Need inspiration? If you need inspiration how about the following themes…

  • ‘Out of this world’
  • ‘Animal Kingdom’
  • ‘Neighbourhood Super hero’
  • Hobbies and interests
  • What about sharing some positivity and joy through a quote, a song or hopeful image.
  • Let’s get clever!  How about considering your whole house-front as one enormous picture, or perhaps create a comic strip or tell us a story?

Anything goes so long as its family friendly and non-political.


  • If you’re creating your window piece at home remember to test it in your window at night (with your room lights on).  You may need to think about privacy and may choose materials like tissue paper that let light through but obscure your interior.  
  • Be sure to black out window areas that fall outside of your design. This will make your window pop! We can provide black paper.
  • You may want to experiment with different lighting arrangements and coloured lights.

Get involved! 

To sign up for regular updates, ideas and to register your interest in being involved, please email us here

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