Empty units rarely look attractive so our artistic partners Art With A Heart who run Altrincham's Arts & Heritage Centre on Stamford New Road have been working hard to develop attractive 'Best of British' displays in standalone windows as well as those belonging to trading businesses like Marco Pani Hairdressing, Izzy's Barbers and Santander.
With the help of Vintage Angel and Fab Lab Altrincham, Karen Wroe and her young volunteers have created a large Lewis Carroll themed display on Stamford New Road, a Shakespeare window design at Marco Pani Hairdressing on the same road (soon to become a Mad Hatter's Tea Party design), and soon a volunteers' interpretation of the 'Best of British' theme in the unit next door to Santander.
On George Street, we are very pleased to say that the opportunity to dress windows is becoming more difficult as the empty units are let. However, Izzy's Barbers will soon have a display celebrating Richard Adams, the author of Watership Down. The display will feature rabbits reused from a Marks & Spencer display last Easter which have been decorated by Art With A Heart volunteers to reflect the 'Best of British' theme.
Art With A Heart volunteers are also working on a cheeky surprise project celebrating Great British fashion designers, to be revealed on July 26th.