Monday, 21 December 2009
The weather finally got the better of us today because although the snow and ice had gone there was a stiff breeze blowing in directly from the sea which played havoc with the amazing paper angel that Annelies had created as the centrepiece of hut 227. The resulting angel-less display was still beautiful with a nativity scene set in the hay lit entirely by candle light. The weather also affected other things in Brighton as the annual Burning of the Clocks parade was cancelled, but we always come out come rain, snow or shine!
The carol was Joy to the World and some words from John chapter 1 were included in the display; 'The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it'. That's how we felt as we defeated the dark night storm to create something uplifting and peaceful despite the raging winds.
Annelies has only recently returned from the Florence Biennale where she has been exhibiting her paintings which you can see on her website. We were also featured today on the Church of England online Advent Calendar entitled 'Why Are We Waiting'.
Next hut is 428.