Monday, 3 December 2012

Beach Hut 3

It was almost warm down on the seafront tonight as we trekked to the far west to hut 449 on the border between Hove and Portslade.  This particular hut was nowhere near any street lights and the dark really enhanced the light decorations in and out of the hut.

Susie Courtauld was the artist bringing together some of the traditions about light celebrated by a number of different religions at this time of year.  

Christ was at the centre of installation surrounded by love and light as well as symbols from other religions.

The theme for the night was Ding, Dong Merrily on High - the song sung by the angels in heaven sounding like the church bells ringing across the land at Christmas time today.  

To celebrate this Susie had made a beautiful angel from milk bottle tops - some of us wondered where you can get these nowadays!

There were fewer people out tonight compared with the huge crowds over the weekend, but this gave us a chance to talk to each other and there was certainly enough mulled wine and mince pies for everyone today.

The next hut is number 332 and will feature the Star Carol by John Rutter.

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