Join in with a creative project all about Colliers Moss, 130 hectares of habitats on the site of the old Bold Colliery and Bold Power Station. Working together with collaborative art duo Juneau Projects, you’ll help create a guide and activity book that will be available free to local residents.
The book will contain information and illustrations about local wildlife, history and things to do on "the Moss". You can take part by making illustrations (no art experience needed!) and by chatting about your experiences and observations on ‘the Moss’.
Meet us at Derbyshire Hill Family Centre and weather dependent, we'll get creative indoors, or venture onto the Moss for one of two workshops:
Explore the Moss
Walk with the Moss’ ranger to look at the wildlife of the moss. Activities will include photography and drawing. We’ll supply the magnifying glasses and clip-on phone lenses, as well as clipboards and drawing materials.
If it’s too wet for a walk, we’ll meet inside instead for a wildlife talk from the Moss’ ranger, with a painting and drawing activity.
Colliers Moss artworks and stories
A creative workshop where we’ll make wildlife and landscape illustrations using paint, paper-cutting and more. We’ll also have the chance to share stories and memories of the Moss.
Suitable for families. Artwork made during the workshops will feature in a new activity book launching on Saturday 23rd September.
Part of A Sense of Green. In partnership with The Mersey Forest and Green Task Force Veteran Rangers.
About the artists
We aim to create safe, welcoming and accessible spaces for all.
Access information for Derbyshire Hill Family Centre
Accessible toilets (Changing Places and family room available)
Lift to all levels
Accessible by bus (31)
45 minute walk from St Helens Central station
Access information for Colliers Moss:
- Mostly level, well surfaced paths
Accessible by car and train (nearest station St Helens Junction - 20 minutes walk)
Please note there are no toilets on site at Colliers Moss. The nearest toilets are a 15 minute walk away at Derbyshire Hill Family Centre