Wednesday 27th September 2017

Thought provoking acts in Baa Baa Baric

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A series of thought provoking acts will take place in St Helens on Thursday, September 28th as part of a long-term artist residency project.

Artist Mark Storor has been leading workshops as part of Baa Baa Baric: Have You Any Pull? a twelve-year undertaking in collaboration with the people of St Helen’s and Heart of Glass.

Storor has partnered with Merseyside Police, St Helens Youth Council, Change Grow Live, St Helens Young Carers, St Helens YMCA, Rainford Technology College and St Peters Primary School.

The project poses the question: Is the most brutal act of barbarism civilisation?

In a radical act of rebellion Baa Baa Baric harnesses the powers of creativity, imagination and possibility, refuting labels and challenging the status quo.

An enactment, a visual manifesto and a fairy tale, Baa Baa Baric Have You Any Pull? is an artwork that recognises the mighty strength of our youngest children to take on the challenges of the world, gives older men in St Helens a voice from beyond the grave and communities a platform to share wisdom and dance to a different tune.

Baa Baa Baric – Thursday, September 28th

Key timings

9am – 10am 

Groups of young people, named The Army of Beauty, will be giving out around 2,500 posies of flowers to people in the town centre.

8am – 7pm (From Thursday to Saturday)

A small shed will be situated on top floor of a car park in a rectangle of earth, through headphones a soundtrack made from recordings of the town will be heard.

12pm – 4pm

Merseyside Police Officers and Cadets will take over a chip shop in St Helens Town Centre for the afternoon to highlight child poverty in the borough.

1.30pm – 2pm

Two mounted police horses with flowers flowing from their manes and tails will lead a precession of young people through St Helens.

2pm – 2.30pm

The Army of Beauty will arrive outside St Helens Town Hall. Significant members of St Helens Council and St Helens Children’s Services will approach the hall and read a legacy statement. One child will hand the statement to the leader of St Helens Council.