‘Are met in thee tonight’
St Alfege Church, Greenwich High Road, SE10 9JS

An interactive installation. Extracts from our blog, and the chance for all those coming to the church to post their hopes and fears for 2009. VISIBLE IN THE CHURCH ON THE EVENING OF CHRISTMAS EVE, THEN AS A POSTER BESIDE THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE CHURCH UNTIL JANUARY 5TH (Christmas services: 5.00pm Christingle; 10.45pm carol concert; 11.30pm Midnight Mass)

Tuesday 23rd December – ‘Bang’
58 Royal Hill, SE10 8RTrsz_bang-opening2

A surprise!  Official opening 7.00 pm

Carol singing around the windows starting at 5.30 pm 72 Crosslet Vale, SE10 8DJ…7.00 pm 58 Royal Hill, SE10 8RT (next to the Greenwich Union) then about 8.00 at 15 Crane St, SE10 9NP then retiring to a pub on the river…..

'The darkness has not overcome it' - 22nd December

'The darkness has not overcome it' - 22nd December

‘The darkness has not overcome it’
30a Crooms Hill, SE10 8ER

Designed to be seen at night, this window represents the approach of Hope through fear and shadow. It is intended to represent Hope’s vulnerability in contact with the darker forces of the world, but it is essentially an optimistic view, drawing on classical mythology and Germanic fairytales for its setting.

‘Snakes and ladders’
17 Point Hill, SE10 8QW

Graffiti arts created by children and young people from St Alfege and the neighbourhood. To encourage community participation while the “window” is on view we will have facilities for posting peoples hopes and fears on the “Hopes & Fears” notice board at the graffiti wall. Official opening between 2.30 and 3.30pm

'Snakes and ladders' - 21st December

'Snakes and ladders' - 21st December

'Snakes and ladders' - 21st December

'Snakes and ladders' - 21st December

'Follow your star' - 20th December

'Follow your star' - 20th December

‘Follow your star’
34 Hyde Vale, SE10 8QH

After nightfall ‘ The Spirit of Hope ‘ is leaping towards his Star.
During the day he will mutate through various themes and roles.
His day time persona needs a name and there will be a box to receive your suggestions. Opening at 6.00 pm

‘I saw three ships’
4 Feathers Place, SE10 9NE

We wish to use our space to celebrate the individuals who dedicate
their lives to making the lives of others better. Our window will be
created by the family – 2 grown ups with limited creative skills and a
very excited 7 year old!

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‘Christmas bonus’
57 Royal Hill, SE10 8RZ

We will use video (visible for a couple of hours each evening) and still material (visible all day) drawn from the Bible, the St Nicholas myth and from contemporary sources to contrast the rewards and expectations of receiving at Christmas in northern Europe with those in poverty elsewhere. It will underline the contrasting impacts of the credit crunch on both communities. Official opening reception 7.00 pm

December 18th - "Christmas bonus"

December 18th - "Christmas bonus"

‘Waiting’
2 King William Walk, SE10 9JH

Travelling in the dead of night with nowhere to stay. Mary fears for her baby…our hope for the world.

December 17th - 'Waiting'

December 17th - 'Waiting'

December 16th - "Hope out of despair"

December 16th - "Hope out of despair"

‘Hope out of despair’
72 Crosslet Vale, SE10 8DJ

In a world full of anger and despair, hope shines like a candle in the darkness. Official opening 6.00 pm.

‘O little town of Bethlehem’
15 Crane St, SE10 9NP

Under the stars, through the maze of Greenwich streets, find yourself transported to Bethlehem. Artwork by local artist Peter Kent.

15th December 2008 Advent Window

15th December 2008 Advent Window