With funding awarded by OPDC, things to make you smile will gradually appear as you walk around the Old Oak estate, on the edge of the beautiful Wormwood Scrubs, in the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham in west London this winter. An outline of the project follows, and all residents are invited to get involved and influence the outcome.

Phase One:

Over the next 3 months there will be more and more personal installations in the windows of residents, to brighten up the dark months of the year and brings smiles and wellbeing.

Simple but effective 

'Stained Glass' windows

Origami methods for making star designs 

3D paper snowflakes

Click on the links for YouTube video tutorials, and maybe even search for more, and make your own! Residents can request the supply of card and tissue paper, or use their own. Contact Us

Solar lighting has proved unreliable so far, but For Brian can also source some low cost, low energy led lighting. 

We hope to see an impressive display by March, when we start to look forward to the days getting longer again.

Phase Two:

There will be at least 4 community events during this time, and we anticipate with residents' help that these will become bigger and more elaborate with each event. The UV trails will take place on the Scrubs (see invitation below), others will take the form of parades around the estate, involving horses and donkeys, a VW classic campervan, and bicycles, and we are planning a street party in the new year too.

Residents are encouraged to get involved in making creatures. Some packs will be available for participants  on the 15th December. There will be a 'make them glow' session ahead of the main UV trail on 10th February.

STRING ART for beginners

Pipecleaner bugs

Pipecleaner bees

Phase Three:

Photographs and videos will be shared online, and displayed in the community. There will be an opportunity to join an introductory workshop on projection mapping, the video technique being used for the campervan installation.