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Saltaire Living Advent Calendar, 2013

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It may be getting dark earlier, but that’s all the better for viewing the Saltaire Living Advent Calendar windows this month. As usual from 4pm each day in December, one more window will be “opened”. Due to unprecedented demand to take part, a number of community buildings and shops will also be displaying windows right through from the 1st of December to the 5th of January, making it worth a stroll around from the very beginning. Why not combine it with the Tree Lighting event on 1st December?

Image: 2012 Saltaire Living Advent Calendar: Colouful Deer, 23 Albert Rd.

Co-ordinator David Starley says: “I love this event as it brings the community together and provides a refreshing antidote to the commercial hype at Christmas time. Even as co-ordinator I have no idea what the participants are planning. Whether, beautiful or topical to humorous we always get some great contributions”

Spot the snowmen!
This year the organisers have also given preference to first timers, so we can expect some fresh ideas. With youngsters in mind there’s a chance to spot 4 Saltaire snowmen: Titus, Herbert, George and Albert hiding in many of the windows.

The map: click here for a map you can print >

Other events

The Christmas Tree Lights Switch-on
The Village Society organises a Christmas Tree Lights Grand Switch-On from 4pm on Sunday 1st December 2012, featuring a brass band, carols, mulled wine and community stalls.

Carol singing on Christmas Eve
For a truly magical experience on Christmas Eve, don’t miss the carol singing around the windows – meeting up at Saltaire Bookshop at 7pm. Wrap up warm!

Flyers containing a map of the locations will be delivered to local houses, but further ones will be available from the Visitor Information Centre and Victoria Hall or look on the Websites for Saltaire Inspired, or on this website.

About Saltaire Inspired
The Living Advent Calendar is one of three main events run by Saltaire Inspired, a not for profit- organisation whose mission is to bring Saltaire and the wider community together through art.  It’s best known for the Saltaire Arts Trail which will next take place in May 2015, and also organises arts-based events such as the Makers’ Fair and children’s activities during the Saltaire Village Festival in September each year.   Further information about Saltaire Inspired and its other events can be found on the organisation’s website:




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