Central City Christmas Window Decorating Competition
This year the Southend Business Group is merrily challenging its fellow Central City businesses to a Christmas Window Challenge. Like in previous years we encourage you to decorate your street facing business windows in celebration of the silly season. This year we want the focus to be on Christmas Trees. The Southend is organizing Christmas on High and it is all about Christmas trees, on the street and in the windows. Christmas on High is a multi-year plan to bring a sense of festivity into the CBD.
Signs in the High Street featuring the Southend branding. Help make the Southend an identifiable precint by using the branding for your store or other communications. Contact the SEBG if you would like details of the branding including artwork.
The Southend Business Group welcomes back Massey University’s “The Living Lab” Pop-up Campus for social interventions through the design course – Urban Camouflage.
For three weeks this November, 20 students will work from a pop-up campus to look at what types of interventions and placemaking methodology could be used to design spaces in Lower Hutt to make them more fun and attractive for people to use.
Hutt City Council’s About Space Programme wants to team up with local artists, creatives and Christmas fanatics to bring back a new edition of the Re-Tree Christmas Tree Pop-up Exhibition to Central Hutt. As in previous years we are looking for art inspired unique Christmas trees to hold an exhibition that will be open to the general public during the Christmas shopping season.
Massey School of Design students return this year to work on two projects in the Southend precinct. A focus this year will be the southern entrance to the precinct, and Andrews Ave will once again also receive attention. The students will be based at The Living Lab Pop-up Campus in the mezzanine space of the Atrium Cafe, 215 High Street.
Christmas on High will be a celebration of unlimited Christmas trees in Southend, Lower Hutt. ‘Southend’ is the area around the southern end of High Street, up to Margaret Street, including Laings Road, Andrews Ave, Margaret Street, Dudley Street and Queens Drive.