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Take Over 2022: Be Our Guest

28th Oct 13th Nov 2022

A FREE arts festival of events, exhibitions, films, participatory performances and more in unexpected spaces and venues across St Helens and Knowsley too.

Event Details
  • Festival,
  • Free,
  • Place

This year's festival theme is Be Our Guest, hosted by Manchester-based live artist Lowri Evans.

Come closer, defy conventions, cast spells, embrace temptation, try new things, gather round….

"Hi, I’m Lowri, an artist and the host of this year’s Take Over. It’s lovely to be back in St Helens (after working with Heart of Glass back in 2015) - thanks for having me!

This autumn, I’m inviting a selection of artists to stage events, exhibitions and performances across St Helens and Knowsley. I’m a natural host; I’ve met strangers off trains, taken people on an open top heritage bus tour and I know how to throw a good party.

The festival is happening over three weekends - a magical time of year that will see Halloween and Bonfire Night come and go. Days become nights, wood turns to smoke, water snaps to frost."

You’re invited to step outside, brave the cold and explore the programme. Be our guest.

Download our festival schedule (in standard and large print formats) to see at a glance what's happening and where!


Festival Schedule

Download our festival schedule to see at a glance what's happening and where!


Festival Schedule (large print)

Take Over 2022 is curated and produced by Heart of Glass and Lowri Evans, with the support and collaboration of artists, organisations and communities across St Helens and Knowsley. Special thanks to all of the artists and communities involved in this year’s festival.

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