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Through the Looking Glass

20th Nov 21st Nov 2015
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On 20 and 21 November 2015 St Helens hosted a weekend like no other, a programme of exciting projects and events for all ages, including artist-led guided tours, explorations of impossible dreams, imaginary animals, mass manifestos, and a night of vanguard variety. The programme curated by Live Art Development Agency (LADA) for Heart of Glass has assembled some of the most exciting performance artists to develop a programme with, about and for St Helens.

Patrick Fox, Director at Heart of Glass Director, said: “We’re working with Live Art Development Agency, an incredible line-up of artists and a variety of local partners including The Citadel Theatre to bring you this programme. This will be a weekend like no other with something for everyone to get their teeth into. This is playful, political and socially aware work, and we’re excited to see how audiences respond!”

Lois Keidan, Director at Live Art Development Agency, said: “We’re really excited to be working with Heart of Glass and to have the opportunity to show the wide range of forms that Live Art can take, the kinds of places it can occupy, the kinds of ideas and issues it can explore, and the kinds of conversations it can have with audiences.”

Simon Casson, Promoter of Duckie, said: “We are looking forward to putting together a brilliant bill of performers in a series of short, sharp performance sets. We will also be mixing this with dancing to rock ’n’ roll & northern soul so you better get your dancing shoes on St. Helens.”

On a pale background are the words 'Fri 20th - Sat 21st November' show in red text and an ornamental pig with wings . Central to the image a heart shape with pointed edges is repeated as a graphic in red and blue colours. One large heart shape has inside it a photograph of a person with dark hair in a beehive style holding a microphone. They stand in front of a glittery curtain and large letters with lights in.