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Sunday 23rd September

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Thursday 4th October

Bata-ville: We are not afraid of the future

Bata-ville: We are not afraid of the future, a bittersweet record of an English coach trip to the origins of the Bata shoe empire - the Moravian town of Zlin - will be shown at Chester Lane Library as part of Take Over Festival. The film will be introduced by co-writer and co-director Karen Guthrie.

Friday 5th October

Larry Achiampong: Sunday’s Best

Larry Achiampong makes his St Helens debut and presents the first UK showing of Sunday's Best outside of London.

Thursday 11th October

Frank Cottrell Boyce

To celebrate Libraries Week, Frank Cottrell Boyce will delivering a series of readings from his popular books including Millions and Sputnik’s Guide to Life at two different events.

Thursday 18th October

The Rank & File

Based on the Pilkington Glass strike that took place in St. Helens in 1970, this film by Kenneth Loach uses a documentary approach to cover a wildcat strike among rank and file union members, and will be shown at Chester Lane Library as part of Take Over Festival.

Saturday 20th October


Selina Thompson presents the multi-award winning Salt - her visceral, vulnerable and beautiful one woman show retracing of the routes of the Transatlantic Slave Triangle - from the UK to Ghana to Jamaica, and back. Part of Take Over Festival.

Thursday 25th October

I Heart Thursdays: Scratch Night

This is the first event of a brand new monthly night, I Heart Thursdays, which is a chance for audiences to meet artists and creatives to engage with communities. We kick off with a scratch night of new performance work by some of the best local creative talent, curated and hosted by St Helens’ very own Kitty O’Shea.