What to expect
BBC Local radio listeners around the UK have submitted their hopes, ideals and dreams for the future and their uplifting messages will be shared on colourful ribbons on ‘wishing trees’ at eight amazing London tourism hotspots for a week in June as part of the Festival of Hope.
Organised by the London Tourism Cooperative to promote visits across London, the trees - each representing a colour of the rainbow. The eight locations across London will be transformed with ribbons sharing people’s messages hung on wishing trees.
The locations are:
Battersea Power Station
Marble Hill House
Strawberry Hill House
WWT London Wetland Centre
Windsor town centre – just 42 minutes from London Paddington
The idea behind this delightful initiative is based on a tradition in Japan called Tanabata. One of the Tanabata customs is to write one's wishes on a piece of paper and hang that piece of paper on a specially erected bamboo tree, in the hope that the wishes become true.
For more details of the wishing trees, please see Facebook.com/TourismCoOp