On the evening of Saturday 8th December, St Helens Town Hall was transformed by 200,000 lumens of light, 8 supersized projectors and over 100,000 images which brought the building to life with animations created by internationally renowned multi-media artist Simon Mckeown and BuzzHub St Helens Coalition of Disabled People as part of the project We Are Still Here.
An audience of over 500 people braved the windy, wet and cold conditions to watch the spectacle that celebrated the St Helens 150 finale, and for that, we thank you!
We would also like to say a huge thank you to all the artists and that created the artwork showcased at this event. The We Are Still Here projection was collaboratively created during a number of workshops led by Simon Mckeown with BuzzHub St Helens Coalition of Disabled People over the past months and the piece was inspired by St Helens’ past, present and future.
We commissioned We Are Still Here as part of the St Helens 150 celebrationsin partnership with DaDaFest, an innovative and cutting edge disability and Deaf arts organisation based in Liverpool that aims to inspire, develop and celebrate talent and excellence in disability and deaf arts. We Are Still Here was also the culmination of St Helens as the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture and this title was passed over to Wirral during the event.
Find out more about the We Are Still Here project here. Can you spot your favourite moment in our photo gallery?
We Are Still Here
Internationally renowned multi-media artist Simon McKeown has worked with BuzzHub St Helens Coalition of Disabled People over the past year to create a large-scale projection work which will transform St Helens Town Hall on 8th December 2018.