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Heart of Glass is seeking women of all ages to uncover some of the characters, events and the secrets of the past, the infamous and the everyday occurrences that formed the St Helens we know today.

With thScreen Shot 2016-02-01 at 14.51.59e past in front of me I walk backwards into the future… is an exciting new project by producer Rachel Anderson.

The project includes a series of free to attend events at Heart of Glass. These will take place from February to April and include activities such as readings by psychic mediums, story-telling and sessions lead by local historians, a family tree researchers and a family constellation practitioner.

Each evening will be different. The sessions will be held every fortnight from 5.30pm – 8.30pm at Heart of Glass, former Beecham’s Building, Water Street. Food and drink will be provided.

Rachel Anderson of Idle Women, said: “By uncovering the stories of the women of St. Helens, we remember the things we’ve forgotten.

“All of us, whether we knew our parents or not have 16,384 ancestors if we go back just fourteen generations. Some of these ancestors hold the key to the things we don’t understand in ourselves today.”

“We will start the journey with a series of genealogy workshops and from there we will explore other ways of unearth the secrets and characters that formed the streets we live in.”

The workshops form the beginning of a long term project with theatre maker Louise Lowe, commissioned by Heart of Glass and produced in collaboration with Idle Women. We will be working over the next two years with women and girls in St Helens and all are very welcome to get involved. No previous experience is necessary.‪

‪Dates for the sessions are:

‪ 8 & 22 Feb

‪ 7 & 21 March

‪ 4 & 18 April

Activities are free but space is limited so please email, call or contact us via social media.


‪Phone: 01744 623290


twitter: @theheartofglass






WANTED: Aged 13-19 year olds

WANT TO: -Work with artists? -Develop your creative skills? -Collaborate with  other people?-Develop your own artistic ideas?

Join us in this new group for young people, starting with a 4  week pilot project. Saturday 6th February:

Work with filmmaker Jo Clements to capture scenes, create visual stories & work towards a short film

Saturday 20th February:

Use text to create artworks from only words

Saturday 5th March:

Meet Printmaker Karen Edwards and find out how things were printed before computers ruled the world

Saturday 19th March:

Learn how to make a simple book combining the skills you’ve worked on.

St Mary’s Market, by Family Art Club, St Helens Town Centre. 11.30am- 1pm

Meet at 11.30am for 30 minutes intensive work with the artist, then stay and create, make and discuss art works until 1pm.

Contact Claire on 07714 766132, email or tweet

@theheartofglass for more information