October 10, 2011 10.31 am This story is over 147 months old

Community project to light up West End

Fun film: A quirky community project will light up streets and cheer up passers by this winter.

An artistic project in the West End will see a section of the city displaying various short films outdoors, lighting up the street.

West End Lights began last year, and involves residents projecting looped film clips or shorts from their front windows.

The aim of the project, organised by locals, is to surprise and cheer up passers by in the midst of winter.

This year’s event will take part on December 2, and any resident can take part, even in different areas of Lincoln.

According to the project’s website, the idea “started almost by accident.”

“An outdoor film projection for Halloween led to a group of us thinking what it would be like if a number of us lit up our houses with moving images one night in the middle of winter?

“So, that’s what we did – only we hadn’t expected so much snow!

“All of us share a wish to surprise people with beautiful moving images in unexpected places and, at the same time, show a vivid and magical sense of community.

“In our case, that community includes local shops, pubs, schools, long standing residents as well as students making Lincoln their home while they study at our city’s university.”

People taking part can either record the film clip themselves or ask permission to use a film short.

Last year, many residents borrowed equipment from work or used household materials such as tracing paper for the projector screen.

To take part in this year’s event, which runs from 7pm to 9pm, contact the event organiser [email protected].