Eastleigh Lions rose to the challenge to create a Christmas tree to show how things can be recycled and reused. They have a strong connection with assisting sight related charities including collections for Open Sight and and sending thousands of pairs of glasses to third world countries with SpekTrek. With that in mind they produced a tree composed of spectacles for One Community’s Christmas Tree Festival.
Where else would you see a Christmas tree entirely made of spectacles or – socks – than Eastleigh Museum’s Upcycled Christmas Tree Festival! This is One Community’s third annual Community Christmas Tree Festival at the museum and this year the theme is upcycling, to focus on environmental concerns and the re-purposing of what might otherwise be discarded.
Local voluntary and community groups have let their imaginations run riot – and we can guarantee that you won’t have seen as many milk bottle tops used in an art installation – ever!
The trees are in turn quirky, clever and beautiful, and viewed together are stunning, and each gives a message about the work done by each of the organisations represented.
Admission is free and the exhibition runs from 23 November to 4 January in Eastleigh Museum’s temporary exhibition gallery.