Thursday, 21 December 2017
It was very calm and pretty warm on the seafront tonight given the time of year. There was an air of peace and calm as it was a very low tide so the waves were quite quiet and there wasn't very much traffic noise from the road.
Hut 341 exuded that same sense of peace and calm as it was dressed all in blue providing a simple backdrop to a large star of wonder. The star was made from hundreds of torn up pieces of coloured tissue paper, pasted to make a thin multi-coloured film.
The star was then lit from behind so that the colours shone out into the darkness. The overall effect was like an abstract stained glass shape that hovered in mid-hut.
The hut was framed with garlands of ivy and other evergreen leaves which were intertwined with some fairy lights.
Somehow, even though we were outside, the evening felt cosy and this was helped by a fire pit and the chance to sit close to the flickering flames if you did feel cold at all.
This also connected us with another event in Brighton tonight - The Burning of the Clocks. This involves a procession of homemade lanterns which are taken to the beach and thrown onto a bonfire. This happens today as this is the winter solstice and the moment in the calendar when the days start getting longer again.
Tomorrow we're at hut 296.