Saturday 21st November 2015

A Song for St Helens

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An alternative walking tour through the legendary, the lost and the living histories of St. Helens!


Saturday 21st November


The Hotties

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Join Artist Marcia Farquhar on her outsider’s journey from the warm waters and tropical fish of England’s first canal and the lost industries of glass and pills, to the pub, the music shop, and the music hall. Marcia Farquhar works in performance, installation, video and object making, and much of her practice revolves around the stories and interactions of everyday life. You can read more about Marcia by clicking here.

A Song for St. Helens with Marcia Farquhar

Sat 21st November from 12pm to 4pm

Location: The Hotties, Sankey Canal (Nr The Range)

Tickets: Free

Who’s it for: Anyone

Join Marcia at 12.00 noon at the Hotties outside the entrance to The Range, and bring a fish if you wish. You are still welcome if fishless!

After fish lobbing and some words about the onward journey, the tour will proceed to Hunt & Darton Café (No.6 Church Square) for hot drinks. The tour will continue to Darwin’s Guitar Shop (George Street) arriving at 1.15pm for a musical interlude. After this, at about 2.00pm, it will be moving on to The George Pub. At 2.30pm the tour moves towards Victoria Square and contemplation of missing crown. It will be moving on by 3.00pm en route for the Citadel and ending with experimental entertainment.

Please note:

  • You can join us for some or all of the tour – times are approximate
  • You will be seated, watered and in the warm for large chunks of the tour
  • The tour may contain references to sex, drugs and rock n roll
  • There will be extra surprises on route!


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