Hello friends, we’ve got a big weekend of performance and live art coming up – starting this Thursday, the 19th of November. Here is everything you need to know in one place….
Through the Looking Glass: performances to watch and be part of.
On Friday night (20 November) we welcome Duckie’s Twenty First Century Music Hall to The Citadel.
Doors open from 7.30pm for an unforgettable a night of showbiz and vanguard variety with Mistress of Melody Miss Amy Lamé playing pure pop, rock’n’roll and northern soul and introducing a hit parade of performances by Ursula Martinez, George Chakravrathi, Debs Gatenby, Joshua Hubbard, Kitty O’Shea, Sue Hewlett, Steve Nice, Katy Baird, and Sam Reynolds. Tickets for Duckie are only £10 with concession rates also available (Everything else this weekend is FREE). You can get tickets and more details HERE
Marcia Farquhar’s A Song for St Helens on Saturday 21 November is an alternative tour through the legendary, the lost and the living histories of St Helens. The tour will start with some fishing in England’s first canal, The Hotties, at noon, move on to Hunt & Darton Café for hot drinks, then to Darwin’s Guitar Shop at 1.15pm for a musical interlude, to the legendary local pub The George at 2pm, and then journeying though Victoria Square at 2.30pm to arrive at the famous former music hall, The Citadel, at around 3pm for an experimental turn or two. This is a free event, and full schedule and timings can be found HERE
The Institute for the Art and Practice of Dissent at Home’s Manifestoval – On The Bench sees the famous family of activists from Liverpool carrying a bench through locations across St Helens town centre from 11am on Saturday 21 November, and inviting locals to take a seat and have a chat about the things that are important to them and their town. You can find more details HERE
Susannah Hewlett and Steve Nice’s Pedigree Chums is the world’s weirdest pet show, taking place on Saturday 21 November, 12 noon to 1.30pm at the Family Art Club in St Mary’s Market. Kids are invited to transform a friend, family member or even a complete stranger into the pet they’ve always dreamed of and win a coveted rosette! Free event, with more details HERE
The programme culminates in This Will Never Happen at The Old Beechams Building at 4.30 pm on Saturday 28 November where a group of seven local artists will present the impossible artworks they have imagined for St Helens and developed in a five week workshop led by Joshua Sofaer and Karen Christopher. Free event again, more details HERE
Through the Looking Glass is a Heart of Glass initiative developed by Live Art Development Agency for St. Helens.
But there’s more….
Also happening over the coming days, the hugely successful TakeOverFest curated by Scottee continues following a run of sell out shows!
On Thursday the amazing Jack Rooke presents his sell-out show in a taxi ‘Come Ride With Me’… Friday sees Talia Randall take up residence at Hunt & Darton Cafe for Edible Poetry… and on Saturday, Hunt & Cafe closes with a bang with guest waiter Scottee!#takeoverStHelens
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