Windows of Kindness

Windows of Kindness

Cowley Road Works got into the Oxford Christmas Light Festival spirit with ‘Windows of Kindness’.

We compiled and distributed craft packs and made a film to help schools and community groups to create ‘windows of kindness’ for the Oxford Light Festival.

The initiative was led by the Roarsomes,, our group of young disabled artists who wanted o spread a message of kindness and hope in a year which has been very tough for the community. Their large scale window art piece was on show over the Christmas Light Festival, at The Venue in Cowley, East Oxford and can be seen there until Christmas.

The Roarsomes want the families, youth groups and schools of East Oxford and beyond to join us in making and displaying lit-up windows with a message of kindness behind them. Using just tissue paper, black card and some scissors and glue the most amazing creations can be made. What will your window show? You could print one of our templates and share a symbol of hope with your neighbours. Or maybe you want to share a kindness mantras, or a picture of a kindness you have witnessed in 2020? You can even make a series of windows which light up and share a larger message.

The Clockhouse Project

The Clockhouse Project for over 50s in Greater Leys made these wonderful windows with our packs.

St Frideswide Primary School

Pupils at St Frideswide Primary School (formerly St Gregory the Great) made these stunning displays for their school and St Mary & St John’s church.

Make Your Window

Here is artist Emily Cooling sharing her tips on how to make your own stained glass effect Window of Kindness.

Please click the links to download your printable template. There are three to choose from. Or you could make all three!

Stained Glass Window – Butterfly

Stained Glass Window – Hearts

Stained Glass Window – Shooting Star

We can’t wait to see what you make – share your window pictures with us at on social media! You can find us on:

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