Christmas Trees 4 Ever

In this podcast episode Miranda van Rossum, creative co-ordinator and leader of We Made This Hull crafting group, tells HULL IS THIS editor Jerome Whittingham all about their latest large-scale community crafting project – Christmas Trees 4 Ever.

PODCAST: 12 minutes

Christmas Trees 4 Ever, Hull, 2020.

On Saturday 5 December 2020, over 140 trees in 85 locations across Hull will be decorated with handmade creations by hundreds of local people.

“The theme for this year’s trail is reduce-reuse-recycle. It’s been great to see so many creative interpretations of it in the makes, and the ‘tree identifiers’ on each tree will tell you a little more about how its makers have approached the theme,” said Miranda.

Many groups, this year, have decided to take some time off from their regular activities because of the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. Not so for Miranda’s movement of dedicated crafters, they’ve stepped up to the challenge and even taken more ground! This year’s Christmas Trees 4 Ever trail even includes ‘makes’ created by an increased number of care home residents. Fab work!

More details about this project – and the Christmas Trees 4 Ever map – can be found on the group’s website here:

Use and follow the hashtag #ChristmasTrees4Ever on social media.

Christmas Trees 4 Ever and We Made This Hull are supported by Back to Ours, Arts Council England’s ‘Creative People and Places’ project for Hull.

[Jerome Whittingham – editor HULL IS THIS]

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