I’ve been wanting to write this post for a long time. The artwork currently on display in the phone box was created last year by the children at St Philip’s Church, Joppa, to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. I’m so pleased to finally be able to display them as I think they are beautiful. Created by the hands of children, they commemorate a solemn event – using the Poppy and other flowers – yet their bright colours and joyfulness are a welcome sight in these short days and long nights, with the depths of winter still to arrive. I think they work really well within the phone box and I hope all the people who pass by the phone box will pause and enjoy them as much as I do.
On a different note, this marks the transition of the Porty Light Box project into a new stage. We’ve completed the renovation of the phone box and installed the acrylic panels and lights. We’ve had a bit of fun with the Hallowe’en Special and now we’ve commemorated Remembrance Sunday. The Porty Light Box is now an established part of the Portobello street scene and to celebrate this, we intend to have an unveiling event for the next display, to coincide with the Portobello Christmas Crawl on the 28th November. Watch this space for more details.
If you have an idea for a display, please do get in touch. Many thanks to John Craik at Printvision for his assistance in printing these images.