A community event set to turn households in Swindon streets into public art displays is returning for its sixth year.

Now Eastcott residents are being urged to sign up and take up in this long-running event which aims to turn the Eastcott community into a walking trail where families can see illuminated artwork.

The Eastcott Window Wanderland will be running between 6pm and 9pm on Friday, March 1, and Sunday, March 3.

Window decorations that will be on display can be something as simple as a candle or some lights, to intricate designs in tissue paper.

Some of the displays in previous years have been serious works of art but organisers stress that all skill levels add to the enjoyment of seeing the streets lit up and are much appreciated.

"It's a great free event to bring the community together and everybody in Eastcott is welcome to take part,” said Steph Newton, co-chair of Eastcott Community Organisation (ECO), a volunteer-led charity which runs Eastcott Community Centre and aims to improve life for all those living in the area of Swindon.

“Although the core area tends to be in the Old Town part of Eastcott, the ward includes Drove Road and the areas around Queen’s Park and Commercial Road. It would be lovely to see people in streets that haven’t taken part in the past signing up,” she said.

The theme for the event is Favourite Book, Film or TV Show but display makers are welcome to let their imaginations run wild and create any scene they like.

People will be able to pick up materials free of charge, get inspiration and help with their designs on Sunday, February 4, 11, 18 and 25 at Eastcott Community Centre in Savernake Street from 2pm to 4pm.

The centre will also be open on the evenings of the trail for residents to pick up maps and enjoy a hot drink.

Organisers are urging window-makers to sign up online now to be included in the map which, thanks to sponsorship from Richard James estate agents, will guide viewers for the event.

"Window Wanderland brings a lot of pleasure: it’s lovely to view the windows and to see so many people out and about on the walking trail,” said Steph. “Please sign up and help make this the best year yet.”