Our 2018 Shop Window Competition Winners
CONGRATULATIONS to Purbeck Living in Wareham – the winner of this year’s PAW window display competition. The theme was ‘movement’ and their beautiful display is inspired by Anna Jacob’s Murmuration lamp, and the starling murmurations seen in Studland and over Wareham’s water meadow.
Murmuration is designed and created by Sophie Walker from Purbeck Living. Each bird is in fact two, and all 400 were cut out by hand then suspended by fishing line from floor to ceiling.
‘This is the first PAW window display competition we’ve taken part in and we’re thrilled to bits and over the moon’ say Sarah and Sophie.
CONGRATULATIONS also go to the three runners-up in this year’s PAW window display competition. Gourmet Goat’s (Swanage) live display was a huge hit – to ‘see movement’ you were invited to look through the straw bale window, throw the corn and watch what happens! April Flowers produced a wonderful burst of rainbow colours in the middle of Wareham. And Magpies (Wareham) had fun with – ‘freedom of movement’ to travel – by railway, balloon, bike, boat and bus and maybe more. Well done to everyone for producing such creative and imaginative displays!
Our 2017 Shop Window Competition Winners
We are delighted to announce that Going for Bust (Swanage) got the most votes, and the runners up are with Magpies (Wareham) and Jurassic Outdoors (Swanage).
It is particularly appropriate that Going for Bust, the breast cancer charity, won this year with their moving butterfly window display. ‘Being told by a doctor that you have breast cancer is ‘A Moment in Time’ that you never forget’ says Joanne Martin, who created the display. ‘We have decided to keep the butterfly poster in the window with butterflies in the shop so that anyone can write a message on one ’ says Joanne. If you are passing by, do pause a moment to read Joanne’s moving poster, and if you know someone you would like to pay tribute to you can add your butterfly to the display.
At Magpies Toni said ‘I thought about ‘A Moment in Time’ that we all liked – hot sunny days and picnics by the river in Wareham came to mind, as a child and with my own family’. Toni Hatchard is joint owner of Magpies with her Grandmother – what an imaginative window with so much detail!
Aislinn O’Neal, who designed the display in Jurassic Outdoors, wanted to capture the ‘Moment in Time’ between two lovers as they stood hand in hand on a romantic picnic. Says Aislinn, ‘I particularly wanted to catch this intimate moment between the two of them as he presented her with a ring’.
Thanks from us at PAW to all the shops who participated and produced such a wide range of creative, imaginative, fun and meaningful window displays, and to all residents and visitors who voted enthusiastically for their favourites. PAW festivities were the all the richer for it!