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The People's Bank of St Helens

24th Apr 2017

“We are opening an alternative bank!"

There will be one bank open in St Helens Town Centre this May day (1 May) – but it will an alternative bank.

Artists Michelle Wren explained: “We are opening an alternative bank! The bank of St Helens. But the only profit this bank hopes to make is in building community, inspiring positive action and having fun doing.

As a mark of respect for the Chicago workers who fought for an 8 hour working day the bank will be open between 9am and 5pm this May 1st in a shop on your high street.

“Come and open a High Interest Account and get involved in a series of free art workshops and creative actions that bring inspiration from all over the world to St Helens.

This is a great way to spend your bank holiday with your kids, friends or family or come alone and meet lots of great people from our town.”

When the working days end the bank will be transformed into a cinema, where people will watch award winning Ken Loach film ‘I Daniel Blake’ from 6pm.

All activities are free (including film) and open to everyone this will be a really inspiring and fun way to spend your May Day. We would love to see you there!

The location for this project is 12 Church Street, St Helens (former Phones4U shop)

Creative action activities and discussion from 9am-5pm, lunch break 12pm-1pm bring something to share and screening of 'I Daniel Blake' 6.30pm-8.30pm.

Artists involved in this project include Michelle Wren, Ruth Dyer, Claire Weetman, Helen Oxley, Catherin Mugonyi and Kerry Morrison.