Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Political Artists back to start the party

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Artists, entertainers and all round good eggs are returning to St Helens!

Following on from workshops and performances in the borough in 2015, Eggs Collective are back in town as our Party Political Artists in Residence.

Their mission is to help celebrate St Helens 150th birthday in style and they will be working with Heart of Glass on some of the key events in 2018.

Eggs Collective are a trio making sharp, fun, culturally-observational performance that falls somewhere in the cracks between theatre and cabaret. St Heleners may well have crossed their paths in The Hunt & Darton Café, at workshops or at The Citadel Theatre where they led the sold out ‘Right St Helens Knees Up’ show.

They have been working across Britain, including showcasing an adapted stage show ‘Get A Round’ live on BBC2.

Sara Cocker and Léonie Higgins will be performing live at a series of events to mark #StHelens150, they kick off with ad-hoc performances to guests at Thursday’s (January 25th) launch.

They explained: “We love St Helens. It’s a place with a whip-smart sense of humour and glint in its eye – and we’ve always felt welcomed in. That’s why we’re so delighted to have been invited to be Party Political Artists in Residence and plan some celebratory events this year as St Helens marks its 150th year.”
“We take the business of partying very seriously. So, shine up your dancing shoes, St Helens, and, in the immortal words of Kool and the Gang, let’s celebrate!”

Keep updated on twitter by following @eggscollective and @theheartofglass