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I Am From Reykjavik by Sonia Hughes

5th Nov 2022

“It's simple, I arrive. I claim some space. I build myself a dwelling. I take it down. Another day I try to be at home in another part of the world.”

Event Details
Church Square
  • Festival,
  • Free,
  • Place
Access Information

Wheelchair accessible

Part protest, part sculpture, part ceremony. I Am From Reykjavik is Sonia Hughes' attempt to be a post-racial, global citizen.

As borders close and identities become narrower how is it to bring your whole self anywhere?

You are invited to watch or to join in this durational performance, from 9.30am - 4.30pm.

Free, drop-in.

Ahead of her Take Over performance, Sonia will be in St Helens to meet local people, who "are a bit like" her (sharing similar experiences / heritage / interests), get to know them over a cuppa and learn about our town. Interested? Visit our Facebook event for more information.

Sonia Hughes building a small wooden structure on the grass in front of a lake.
Photographer credit: Solomon Hughes


Artist: Sonia Hughes

Architect: Lee Ivett

Photographer: Solomon Hughes

Artist Midwives: Linda Brogan, Adeola Dewis, Juliet Ellis, Jo Fong, Rabab Ghazoul, Owen Griffiths, Jane Mason, Humberto Velez, Emma Wolukau-Wanambwa, Fiona Wright

Production Manager: Greg Akehurst

Website Design: Lisa Mattocks

Tea Cups: Susan Cragg

Dress: Claudette Joseph

Producer: Richard Morgan

With special thanks to Ragnheiður Skúladóttir and Bjarni Jonsson for the support from the beginning.

This event is part of Take Over 2022.

Access information

We aim to create safe, welcoming and accessible spaces for all.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • In a town centre location
  • Nearest train station is St Helens Central (for trains to and from Liverpool/Manchester/Blackpool/Wigan)
  • Nearest bus stop is St Helens Bus Station (for buses to Liverpool, Wigan and around St Helens)
  • Nearest accessible parking at St Helens Town Hall (10 minute walk) and World of Glass (5 minute walk)
  • Gender neutral toilet available at The Book Stop

If you'd like to discuss your access needs, please get in touch.

Contact Anna on:
07529224271 (9.30am - 5.30pm)

About the artist

Sonia Hughes