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Birds Can Fly Family Workshops

11th Sep 15th Sep 2023

Join Paul as he shares his artistic practice and create perfectly beautiful drawings inspired by nature

Event Details
Shakespeare North Playhouse (11th September) and St Helens Library (15th September).
  • Workshop,
  • Free,
  • Families

‘Accidental activist’ and award-winning interdisciplinary artist Paul Harfleet, uses art, illustration and design to educate and inspire bird lovers and promote creativity, kindness and acceptance.

Paul will read from his debut children's book Pansy Boy, then invites you to take part in a drawing workshop, where - whatever your skill level - you'll create perfectly beautiful drawings inspired by birds and nature. Then, Paul will share some of his top tips for 'gentle referencing' - so you can go home and create a look inspired by your favourite bird.


Monday 11th September, 4pm - 5.30pm, St Helens Library, World of Glass

Friday 15th September, 4pm - 5.30pm, Shakespeare North Playhouse, Prescot

Anyone who takes part is invited to join us on Saturday 16th September for an Avian Amble through Court Hey Park, to share your 'gently referenced' bird-inspired creations.

Families welcome, suitable for ages 6+.

Part of A Sense of Green. In partnership with Shakespeare North Playhouse.


Top tips for 'gentle referencing'

What is 'gentle referencing' and how can you create a bird-inspired look?

About the artist

Paul Harfleet


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

Access information for Shakespeare North Playhouse:

  • Accessible toilets (Changing Places and family room available)

  • Flat access

  • Lift to all levels

  • Accessible by train, bus, bike and car, and walking - find out more

  • Take a look at the venue’s visual story

Access information for St Helens Library:

  • St Helens Library is based with The World of Glass

  • Wheelchair accessible, with flat access
    Accessible toilet available
    The nearest bus stop to the library is at Chalon Way East (12, 17, 32, 32A, 35)

  • The nearest train station is St Helens Central, 6 minutes walk from the library

  • Accessible parking available (charges apply £1.00 - 1 hour, £1.50 - 2 hours)