Galloper supports Harwich to shine
27 Jan, 2022

A FESTIVE community art trail that produced nearly 600 hand-decorated stars was sponsored by Galloper wind farm.

Harwich Stars involved school children from all eight primary schools around Harwich and Dovercourt decorating the stars.

The stars are displayed proudly in shopfronts or from ceilings of businesses throughout Harwich and Dovercourt.

Sponsored by Galloper wind farm, the Harwich stars trail gives visitors the chance to see creations from young artists during Christmas.

Each year Galloper offshore wind farm’s 56 turbines generate enough green electricity to power the equivalent of more than 380,000 British homes.

Sean Chenery, General Manager at Galloper Wind Farm said: “As a local employer at the heart of the Harwich community, we are delighted to support the star trail and thrilled that all of the local primary schools have taken part in this celebration in the build up to Christmas.”

Harwich Stars is coordinated by KAT marketing, one of the businesses behind the ‘Octopus Ahoy!’ art trail that took over Tendring streets last summer.

Harwich and Dovercourt residents were so inspired by the art of Octopus Ahoy, they implored KAT marketing to come to their town.

Katie Skingle, Managing Director of KAT Marketing said: “This is a truly special opportunity to come together as a community in the build up to Christmas.

“We would like to say a big thank you to all the primary schools involved and the 62 local businesses that are displaying the stars.

“It’s going to be a great way to bring some extra sparkle to Harwich and Dovercourt this Christmas.”

A similar event was run in Colchester in 2019, future events depend on factors like more partners and increased staff at venues.

The stars were on display until early January and people followed the trail by downloading a map.