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The Whirlybird

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Synopsis: An uplifting show for children aged 3-7, featuring movement, music, bird-song, puppetry and lots of things that spin!

In a cosy nest, two birds look skyward and get ready for their maiden flight. While flying comes easy for Bird, Whirlybird just cant get the hang of it. After many failed attempts, inspiration is found in a very special flying seed...

Artist/Company: Eco Drama

Location(s): Eccleston Library

Dates: 17th February

Other Information: Storytelling festival in partnership with Citadel Arts

 

Twisted Tales for Terrible Children

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Synopsis: Gav Cross is an exceptional storyteller who delivers tales we all know and love but from different points of view. Audiences joined us in a giant pop-up story cave for some twisted tales from around the world and stilly stories that guaranteed a giggle.

Artist/Company: Gav Cross

Location(s): Parr Library

Dates: 19th February

Other Information:Storytelling festival in partnership with Citadel Arts

 

Beasty Belle

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Synopsis: Gav Cross is an exceptional storyteller who delivers tales we all know and love but from different points of view. Audiences joined us in a giant pop-up story cave for some twisted tales from around the world and stilly stories that guaranteed a giggle.

Artist/Company: Norwich Puppet Theatre

Location(s): Newton-le-Willows Library

Dates: 20th February

Other Information: Storytelling festival in partnership with Citadel Arts

 

Now, Then

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Synopsis: Pete Fletcher used his fascination with old and new technologies to create a virtual reality film with 3D sound design. Stories from the past and the present merged together in a conversational melting pot as people; tell tales of their experiences, explain how these places have helped shape their lives and given them strength during tough times and remain strong as oak.

Artist/Company: Pete Fletcher

Location(s): Haydock Library

Dates: 27th February

Other Information: St Helens Artist Commission

 

The Trace of Words

Synopsis: For World Book Day 2020, Rebecca Ainsworth created a new video installation in response to Rainhill Library visitors' favourite books and texts.

The work contained a soundscape from spoken words and audio recorded from Rainhill Library. 

Artist/Company: Rebecca Ainsworth

Location(s): Rainhill Library

Dates: 5th March

Other Information: St Helens Artist Commission. View the work on YouTube

 

Threads of History

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Synopsis: Drawing on the history and landscape of where she grew up, Stephanie Fry created an art installation in response to two forgotten Billinge locations; the cinema that used to be on the site of the library, and the Cold War bunker on Billinge Hill.

The installation used film, photography, collage and audio to weave local memories and stories into the artwork.

Artist/Company: Stephanie Fry

Location(s): Billinge Library

Dates: 12th March - (interrupted by COVID-19 lockdown)

Other Information: St Helens Artist Commission. View a film made as part of this commission on YouTube