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."
NEW SOCIETY by Lisa Mattocks
Routes 10A and 257 by Heather Glazzard
Made of Stars by Turntable Theatre
THE PARTY SHOW AFTERSHOW PARTY by Eggs Collective
Sauerkraut Spell Sharing by Unfinished Business
Faces Places (PG)
FEAST: PEAR by Xhi Ndubisi and Sarah Hunter
Ella Otomewo, Writer in residence
Jane Mason, Dancer in residence
Sauerkraut Spell Making with Unfinished Business
MUSH by Unfinished Business
Ten Commandments by David Hoyle
The Addams Family (PG)
Hocus Pocus (PG)
Astrology Bingo by Figs in Wigs
I Am From Reykjavik by Sonia Hughes
Styling workshop with Black in Fashion
The Cloakroom by Jenny Gaskell
TOUCHY + ANTHOLOGY by 20StoriesHigh
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.