Longer read articles exploring our work with artists, communities and socially engaged art
A Sense of Green: The Púca
Bernadette McBride reflects on A Sense of Green via poetry, inspired by the púca: a creature of Celtic, English, and Channel Islands folklore.
Paul Harfleet's Gentle References and the Birds of Macbeth
For A Sense of Green, we've invited artist Paul Harfleet to share his knowledge of birds with communities in St Helens and Knowsley. Here he explains how he creates his artwork and 'gentle references'.
In Every Bite of the Emperor: Research Trip
Back in April our producer Emily Gee joined artist Youngook Choi for a British Council supported research trip to Malaysia as part of long term ecological grief project In Every Bite of the Emperor.
Listen: Telling the Human Tales of Halewood
Listen along to six audio interviews with residents of Halewood, speaking to artist Frances Disley for the project Following the Roots: Stories of Halewood, a public sculpture trail in Halewood Triangle Park.
Unpacking the themes and inspiration behind this year’s With For About conference
With the sixth edition of With For About just around the corner, here’s some information about why we’ve put together this year’s conference, why we chose Court Hey Park as our venue, and why you should join us!
Take Over 2022: A review by Josh Coates
Freelance writer Josh Coates spent two weekends with us during Take Over, and here's what he thought.
Imposter syndrome and (working class) women in the arts
Holly Maples reflects on a conversation between Fox Irving and artists from the Women Working Class network.
Pride, motivation and talent: Working Class Women in the arts
Katie Beswick reflects on a conversation between Fox Irving and artists from the Women Working Class group.
The Journey of Lookout
Lookout St Helens was an opportunity for local children to speak with adults about the future of their town. Read about the story of this project and why it was made.
Meeting the artist behind St Helens’ forgotten mural
The story of the Saints Yankees Mural by New York based artist Janet Braun-Reinitz, written by Grace Collins.
Artists In Profile: Bea Albanese
Grace Collins chats with Bea Albanese about creating an artwork with an environmental message, with people from St Helens.
Artists In Profile: Emma Colbert
Grace Collins interviews Emma Colbert about making art in collaboration with others.
Artists In Profile: Kate Hodgson
Grace Collins chats with Kate Hodgson about their artistic practice and creating zines with young women in Parr, St Helens.
Conversations With Artists
Writer in Residence Grace Collins has interviewed three artists who have made work in collaboration with others. These interviews examine the creative processes behind a socially engaged art work and explore the experience of working as an artist.
A Historic Mural in St Helens
Searching for the history of Park Farm Community Centre's mural... can you help?
Reflections on Chronicle Two: Stand Firm Compassion
Writer Lyn Gardner reflects on Stand Firm Compassion and the film's ability to articulate experiences of grief and loss, as well as considering what it means to care for others in tragic circumstances.
Reflections on The Faculty North
Heart of Glass writer-in-residence Grace Collins, reflects on their experience of The Faculty North