The sell out Stand up to Stigma project rounded up on Friday 16th January at St Helens Central Library with professional stand-up comic, Sam Avery as well as local comedy newcomers. This event was the finale to a six week comedy course involving people with lived experience of mental health issues. Further details on the Stand up to Stigma project can be found here. A huge thank you to all involved in Stand Up To Stigma and to everyone who came along on the night!
The new exhibit at The World of Glass St Helens features a small prototype version of The Dream, two square pieces of the unique ‘Dream Mix’ which is composed of Spanish Dolomite Marble and English concrete. One of which is signed by the artist Jaume Plensa and includes a self portrait. There is also an original miners tally which inspired the base of The Dream, a limited edition Dream stamp and a copy of the radio times which tells the story of how St Helens were the only site of seven, including major cities, to commission and produce a piece of artwork. A massive achievement.
The new arts exhibition is on the second floor of the Library building and features work from photographer Alan Smith‘s ‘The Present Past’ project, which documents local businesses which have been going since the 1930’s when his parents were young.
Also on display is ‘Seven’ which features work from local artists and is facilitated by local arts collective, Yellow Door Artists.
For further details on St Helens Central Library including opening times, location and facility’s click here.
30 Years of.. is a new creative heritage project for the ex-mining community in St.Helens. This activity combines heritage and creative technology, it is suitable for people of all ages, from 8 to 98. This year it is 30 years since the 1984 miners’ strike, which opposed the government’s policy of pit closures. Re-Dock & MCQN ltd., are working with the ex-mining community of St.Helens to create an interactive exhibition of intelligent mining artifacts. Further details can be found here.
The sell out Stand up to Stigma project rounds up on Friday 16th January from 5pm – 7pm at St Helens Central Library with professional stand-up comic, Sam Avery and local comedy newcomers. This event is the finale to a six week comedy course involving people with lived experience of mental health issues. Further details on the Stand up to Stigma project can be found here.
Children from Nutgrove Methodist school were recently treated to a tour of the Dream monument located on the site of the former colliery in Sutton Manor.
The class were very impressed with the trip and made the following comments:
- I enjoyed the walk up to the Dream. I enjoyed it with you Gary. I think it was the best trip ever, Thank You.
- I loved the School trip, I loved the Dream, thank you for taking us to the dream.
- I liked the Dream the best because it was jinamas and it was really interesting. Thank you for taking us there.
- I liked it when you said when we get round the corner there will be… the Dream. I was so excited and happy and amazed.
- I can’t believe that you know so much. I want to go again. Did you enjoy it Gary?
- Thank you Gary for telling us about the Dream Gary, now I know everything about the Dream!