Photographic Minds- New Brighton Trip

Photographic Minds was established as a social group for adult mental health service users, aiming to improve their well being and empowerment by focusing on the activity of photography. On Tuesday 17th February, as part of the Culture Guides Program the group visited New Brighton for a photo walk. We walked along the front, visited the fort on Perch Rock and went to the driftwood sculpture/ pirate ship known as the black pearl. The group thoroughly enjoyed the trip which has helped to increase their confidence and develop their photography. Further details on the group can be found here.
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Stand Up To Stigma Project Finale Celebration

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!19 jan pics 040 - Copy19 jan pics 046 19 jan pics 054 19 jan pics 042

New artworks in St Helens Central Library

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.

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Also on display is ‘Seven’ which features work from local artists and is facilitated by local arts collective, Yellow Door Artists.

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Nutgrove Methodist School Dream Tour

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.

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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!