Gary Jotter & The Magical Murders
Highly Suspect created an interactive murder mystery event placing the public at the scene of a magical crime. By analysing the evidence, interrogating the suspects and separating the fact from the fiction, audiences were invited to solve the murder and catch a killer.
Artist/Company: Highly Suspect
Location(s): Moss Bank Library, Newton-le-Willows Library
Dates: 20th February
Other Information: Funded by Torus and Wargrave Big Local
Storytime with Mama G
Combining panto, drag and the traditional art of storytelling, Mama G shared tales that celebrated being who you are and loving who you want. The stories were designed for children aged 3+ and their families and focused on positive social messages.
Artist/Company: Mama G
Location(s): Haydock Library
Dates: 7th March
Other Information: World Book Day 2019 event.
Merseyside artist Kate Hodgson believes in the power of print to shape and to shift conversations. As part of 2018's Liverpool Independents Biennial, Kate worked with Parr-based women and their children to produce a new print-based creative project.
Through these printmaking workshops, along with the group's passion for crafting, the collective produced a series of posters, T-shirts and totes which were displayed at Parr Library in celebration of International Women's Day 2019.
Artist/Company: Parr Women's Collective
Location(s): Parr Library
Dates: 8th - 26th March
Other Information: Presented in partnership with Torus and Heart of Glass
Outfit for 35 People
As part of a successful Cultural Hubs application to receive funds to create a new artwork, artist Kate Hodgson created an Outfit For 35 People.
Outfit For 35 People culminated as a group t-shirt wearing performance taking place at St Julie's Catholic Primary School. A video of the 35 school pupils wearing the screen-printed outfits was shown at Eccleston Library alongside the t-shirts during March.
Artist/Company: Kate Hodgson
Location(s): Eccleston Library
Dates: 15th - 26th March
Other Information: Cultural Hubs Commission
The Hard Way: The Story of Hannah Mitchell
This show celebrated one woman's determination to take power in the face of insurmountable barriers, motivated by a desire to improve life for those around her. The Hard Way was a one-woman show of storytelling with songs by acclaimed musician and composer Louise Jordan.
Artist/Company: Louise Jordan
Location(s): Peter Street Library, Billinge Library
Dates: 28th March
Other Information: Audio Described Performance