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Sep '19


To Those Born Later


A digital dark age is coming. Soon hackers or a virus will corrupt our files and wipe our digital existence. What image of our world should the people of the future see? What do you want to be remembered?

This interactive theatre performance was made with and for individual audiences working together to build a time capsule filled with messages to the future.

Artist/Company: Fuel and Uninvited Guests

Location(s): Eccleston Library, Newton-le-Willows Library

Date(s): 18th & 19th September


Lost Boys


A heartfelt look into the lives of the youth of one northern town, where the weight of identity, place and masculinity threaten everything they've ever known.

Written by award-winning Merseyside playwright Luke Barnes & directed by Zoe Lafferty (named one of Vogue's Major Players of British Theatre).

Artist/Company: National Youth Theatre

Location(s): Chester Lane Library

Date(s): 19th September


Oct '19


Waiting for Godot


From the team that brought The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists to Cultural Hubs - a new performance of Samuel Beckett's most famous play - Waiting for Godot. This bizarre work is a classic piece of absurdist theatre.

Artist/Company: Kevin Thomas & Costal Productions

Location(s): Parr Library

Date(s): 4th October

Other information: Audio Described

Audience Feedback: 

"Amazing, hilarious. Not at all what I expected, thoroughly enjoyed it. Please don't think it's Parr "we don't need to bother". The reverse is true, you need to bother even more. So don't be afraid to challenge us with more, SOON"


Nov/Dec '19


Pansy Boy


As part of Homotopia 2019, St Helens hosted author Paul Harfleet for a range of events held across several libraries including author talks & artist Q&As, public plantings at the sites of homophobic abuse and an exhibition of his work. 

Artist/Company: Paul Harfleet

Location(s): Chester Lane Library, Thatto Heath Library, Newton-le-Willows Library

Date(s): 1st to 20th November

Other information: Presented as part of Homotopia 2019.  Check out this video that Paul made while he was in St Helens (please note the video contains homophobic language and swearing):


St Helens Northern Soul, Break & Street Dance Exhibition


UC Crew collected stories, photos and memorabilia from the public, celebrating the cultural dance and music movements of the borough spanning from the 1970s to the present day. The collection resulted in a public exhibition & launch event at Chester Lane Library.

Artist/Company: UC Crew

Location(s): Chester Lane Library

Date(s): 22nd November to 4th December

Access / other information: This project was the result of a successful bid to the St Helens Libraries and Heart of Glass voluntary arts fund.