Portland homes will once again light up the night as a community art project returns to the isle.

Following the success of last year's inaugural event, Window Wanderland is returning to Portland for a second time.

Window Wanderland was founded by by Lucy Reeves Khan in Bristol in 2015 and has since grown to become a national cultural event and a regular fixture in many towns, cities and communities.

The event aims to transform bleak mid-winter streets by encouraging residents to decorate and light up their windows and gardens - whether from single candles burning in memory of a loved one or an elaborate artistic display - to create magical, outdoor galleries.

The Portland event has once again been organised by the Friends of b-side, a small group who got together as a result of volunteering during the b-side festival, who are hoping this year's event will be bigger and better than the last.

Last year more than 70 homes in Portland took part in the unique community event which saw all an array of visual delights including a decorated phone box full of underwater creatures to a teddy bear disco created to brighten the winter night.

The idea behind the not-for-profit event is to ward of feelings of loneliness as although we live closer than ever, we are becoming more isolated, with more than 7.5 million people now living alone in the UK.

It also aims to tap into people's creativity and build a strong sense of community.

Charlie James from the Friends of b-side says: “We are really looking forward to seeing what the residents and businesses of Portland create as they wholeheartedly embraced the idea of Window Wanderland last year. It was such a joyful weekend.

"So tell your friends to save the date, wrap up warm, and join us for Portland’s magical Wanderland."

Portland's Window Wanderland will take place from Friday, March 22 until Sunday, March 24 and will once again be launched with a Lantern Parade on the Friday evening.

There will be a free lantern making workshop held on Sunday, March 17 between 2pm and 5pm. Keep an eye on the website for further details.

There is also an online interactive map of all the properties and businesses taking part so people wishing to view the windows can plan their route round Portland.

For more information, to sign up and for display ideas head to windowwanderland.com.