With funding awarded by OPDC, things to make you smile have been happening in the Old Oak estate, on the edge of the beautiful Wormwood Scrubs, in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham in west London this winter. Residents  invited have been getting involved despite the enormous challenges of Covid-19 and lockdown. Could the Old Oak Lumiere become an annual event? Take a look at our evolving gallery

Latest Phase:

Following the increase in transmission rates and renewed lockdown at the beginning of January For Brian had to rethink the original plans. It hasn't been possible to invite residents to gather together, so a UV installation has been created in the back of a classic campervan. There is more to come using simple but effective lighting techniques used in festivals, including an introductory webinar on how you might go about learning to do that for yourself. 

Meanwhile Peter & Rudolf & Friends is a UV trail of paintings around the estate by local artists Julian Gregory and Doreta Dimitrova. Anyone can take part in their own time. The trails feature the donkeys and ponies of Wormwood Scrubs Pony Centre. While most of the images will be easily visible in the daytime, they won't be appreciated in their full glory until after dark with the help of a UV torch. We are inviting you to walk around the area spotting paintings and learning the names of our four legged friends at WWSPC.

UV torches are cheap to buy, but also can be borrowed Contact Us

If you participate and leave your contact details, For Brian will invite you to meet the animals and experience some of the special talents in a display.


Phase Two:

A magical UV trail designed by artist Megan Broadmeadow took place on the Scrubs on December 15th, with distinguished guests of Unicorns, elves and Santa Claus. 

Two short films are on our You Tube channel, and more are in progress For Brian CIC

Residents have been making creatures and there are plenty of materials to make more. 

STRING ART for beginners

Pipecleaner bugs

Pipecleaner bees

Phase One:

Personal installations in the windows of residents, to brighten up the dark months of the year and brings smiles and wellbeing.

Simple but effective: click on the links for YouTube video tutorials, and maybe even search for more, and make your own! Art materials supplied. Contact Us

'Stained Glass' windows

Origami methods for making star designs 

3D paper snowflakes