A neighbourhood exhibition of art & light
Sunday 24 November 2019 5-8pm
Wonder Lights is back! Now in its third year, this light-up celebration of art, ideas and fun is getting near. Will you be turning on the lights in 2019?
What is Wonder Lights?
As the light fades on the last Sunday of November, the windows of Tunbridge Wells will glow again. Get ready for Wonder Lights 2019.
Wonder Lights is for everyone. Households have created awe-inspiring whole-house displays, given children free rein or simply lit a candle. Locals and visitors alike wrap up warm to enjoy the displays.
Wonder Lights began in the St John's area of Tunbridge Wells, but houses from across the town are encouraged to take part. Could your street put on a show? It's easy: no cost, no committees, no rules. Find out how.
What could I do?
Anything you want! There's no theme, no 'right' thing to do. It can be as simple or as elaborate as you like. Arrange tealights in a shape on your front path. Project photos or a movie onto your front window (see the FAQs), or simply make a stencil and turn on the light. Or could you push the boat out and make a sea monster? Maybe a lighthouse? A volcano perhaps?
For inspiration, here are some highlights from previous years.
Ready? Get your house on the map so your lights won't be missed!
How to get involved
who's taking part?
Here are the people who have already said they'll be taking part. Want to light up your house? Join in!
I'd like to take part, but I don't have any ideas. Or artistic talent.
Our advice: don't overthink it! Anything that will catch people's eye as they walk past counts.
• You could create something abstract with light and shadow.
• Use fairy lights, or torches, or glowsticks, or a disco ball.
• Cut out stencils for your window
• Use a digital projector, if you can get hold of one, to display still or moving images onto your window (use baking paper to create a screen)
• Use lanterns. Think tall with top floor windows
• Throw light onto something beautiful: a painting, sculpture or still life
• Get the kids to put on some performance art!
There are no judges, no prizes, it's whatever catches your imagination.
Still not feeling arty? Hopefully there will be quite a few people on the streets on what may be a cold night: hot chocolate and cookies, anyone?
Are there any restrictions on what we can do?
Keep it safe (obviously), as children may be visiting. And if you're showing somebody else's work such as a film, make sure you have permission.
Oh, and don't leave your front door open when you disappear for a look at everyone else's creations!
Who organises this event?
Almost nobody! This website, the Facebook page and the initial call to arms is managed by me, Mat Waugh. There might be the occasional flyer press release or sign, assisted by lovely neighbours, but that's about it.
If you'd like to help, the best thing you can do is to spread the word and get other people to take part. Email me with any queries or ideas.
We will only collect and use your Personal Data where:
• we have lawful grounds to do so, including to comply with our legal obligations;
• we are performing a contract with you for our services; and
• we have legitimate interests in using your Personal Data and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.
For the purposes of the EU General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (“GDPR”), we, Wonder Lights, are the “data controller”. If you have any questions about this policy or about how we use your Personal Data, please contact us via our contact details at the end of this policy.
1. Personal Data we collect via this website (the“Website”)
Personal Data that you provide to us
We only collect Personal Data where you choose to interact with us on the Website by signing up to participate in Wonder Lights.
We collect your name, email, and postcode.
Additionally, you may optionally provide your house number and a display name to be displayed on the Wonder Lights map powered by Google, which is accessible to the public.
Your name and email will be kept confidential, will only be used for the purposes of emails concerning Wonder Lights, and will not be passed on.
Your postcode and house number (if provided) will be used to locate a pin on the public Wonder Lights map. If you provide a display name that will also be used. If you choose not to provide a house number, the pin will be plotted using your postcode which gives an approximate position of your house.
Finally, you are asked to indicate that you consent to future emails concerning Wonder Lights.
Data that we collect automatically
We automatically collect certain information when you visit our Website – such as the type of browser and operating system you are using, and the domain name of your Internet service provider. We do not link this information with any Personal Data.
2. Use of your Personal Data
We will only use your Personal Data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we use your Personal Data to:
• process and manage your use of our website;
• respond to your questions, comments and requests;
• where you have opted-in to receive marketing from us, deliver communications that are relevant to your preferences / may be of interest to you;
• improve our services and Website through analysis of information.
3. Sharing of your Personal Data
We take your privacy seriously and will not share your Personal Data with others, except as permitted by applicable law or as set out below:
We share Personal Data as necessary with third parties who provide services or functions on our behalf and who require the information to provide those specific services to us. These third parties may include social media advertising platforms such as Facebook and Google Adwords for the purpose of custom audience generation and the development of targeting criteria for other audiences. Please note that we have appropriate data privacy safeguards in place with third parties with whom we share Personal Data as described above and who are providing services or functions on our behalf.
4. Keeping your Personal Data secure
We have implemented security policies and technical measures to safeguard the Personal Data we collect. We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards that comply with applicable law, including the GDPR, to safeguard Personal Data from accidental loss, destruction or damage and unauthorised access, use and disclosure.
5. Retention periods for use of your Personal Data
This Website and our services are aimed at adults, and we do not knowingly collect any Personal Data relating to children aged under 15 years old. If you are under the age of 15, please do not provide us with any of your Personal Data, including your email address.
7. Access to and control over your Personal Data
You have legal rights under applicable law in relation to your Personal Data. You can ask the following questions, or take the following actions, at any time by contacting us via email [email@example.com] or via our postal address:
• see what Personal Data we hold about you (if any), including why we are holding it and who it could be disclosed to;
• ask us to change/correct your Personal Data;
• ask us to delete your Personal Data;
• object to the processing of your Personal Data;
• ask us to restrict the processing of your Personal Data;
• withdraw any consents you have given us to the processing of your Personal Data; and
• express any concerns you have about third parties’ use of your Personal Data.
8. Change of purpose
We will only use your Personal Data for the purposes for which we collected it, unless we reasonably consider that we need to use it for another reason and that reason is compatible with the original purpose. If you wish to have an explanation as to how the processing for the new purpose is compatible with the original purpose, please contact us.
If we need to use your Personal Data for an unrelated purpose, we will notify you and we will explain the legal basis which allows us to do so.
9. Contact Us
Email for Privacy Questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Postal Address: Wonder Lights c/o Mat Waugh, 33 Stephens Road, Tunbridge Wells, TN4 9JD
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