Community Christmas Tree Festival Opens!
The 2018 Community Christmas Tree Festival has opened at Eastleigh Museum with a gallery packed with beautiful trees, each representing a local voluntary or community group. The Boyatt Wood Partnership tree is literally created from Boyatt Wood – an artistic interpretation in twisted willow. The New Music Makers group from Hedge End has recycled music scores into exquisite decorations, while Headway Southampton’s art group has created a tree from used plastic bottles – incredibly pretty reflecting its Christmas lights.
Innovation and imagination abounds with decorations fashioned from lace, knitting and bricks! There are some thought provoking messages too, with trees from Wessex Cancer, Eastleigh Rotary’s Dementia Friends Campaign and from members of day centres around the borough.
The exhibition runs until Twelfth Night (5 January), and the museum, in Eastleigh’s High Street, is open 10am-4pm Monday to Friday and 10am-2pm Saturday. Please note the museum will be closed for Christmas from 1pm on Saturday 22 December, reopening on Wednesday 2 January.