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Conversations Over a Brew: Season 5, Episode 1

7th Mar 2024

The first of four episodes taking you behind the scenes of public art project, Strong Women.

We dedicate this series of Conversations Over A Brew to getting behind the scenes of Strong Women; a public art project highlighting the untold stories of local women, created by mosaic artist Carrie Reichardt, in collaboration with communities in St Helens and Knowsley.

Over the next four episodes we’ll explore a number of different aspects of this project. We’ll delve into local histories, hear from community members, and speak with artists and researchers about their work as part of a collective effort to make visible the histories and legacies of our Strong Women.

In this episode we speak with artist Carrie Reichardt and local historian Claire Rigby. The pair chat about their roles within the project as well as the importance of keeping history alive through telling stories and listening to each other… The really good stuff rarely gets recorded in books!

Conversations Over a Brew is a series of intimate recorded conversations exploring the stories of the people we make art with. Subscribe now on Spotify

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Carrie Reichardt

Claire Rigby

The Strong Women programme is made possible with support from The National Lottery Heritage Fund with thanks to National Lottery players.