Thoughts and News
Our latest news, articles, podcasts and resources
In light of the temporary closure of Heart of Glass due to the COVID-19 situation, please read more here, we have decided to postpone Street Hunt until further notice.
Queer Company Call Out
Calling all young people living in St Helens identifying as LGBTQ+ / LGBTQ+ curious/ or an ally* (*someone who supports LGBTQ+ people, a friend or mate)
TORCH film selected for Manchester Film Festival 2020
We are excited to reveal the trailer for The Whole Truth, And Nothing But The Truth ahead of its screening at MANIFF 2020.
Our 2019 Round Up
After a tumultuous year of world events, we look back on a hopeful 12 months of coming together and creating change through amazing art.
We’ve moved! Heart of Glass has a new home in St Helens
We’re excited to announce that Heart of Glass has a new home in St Helens! Over the past couple of weeks, we’ve been busy moving into our new office space at 9-11 Haydock Street.
Heart of Glass is 5!
In honour of this half decade milestone and to reflect the way our organisation has grown and evolved over the past five years, we are rebranding!
How to nurture a social arts eco system
Harvey Dimond reflects on their experience of our recent series of Artist Professional Development workshops.
With For About: Art & Democracy - An illustrated round up
In May 2019, on European Parliament election day, artists, practitioners, educators, researchers and arts producers from across Europe and the USA, joined us at Ravenhead Social Club (the last Pilkington Social Club) in St Helens for our fourth annual With For About conference: Art & Democracy.
Pupils, teachers and parents get first glimpse of ‘floating’ artwork at Lansbury Bridge School
This week we unveiled a new artwork made by pupils working with our Artist in Residence for Schools and Colleges Cathy Cross.
Theatre Matters: Thoughts on TORCH
Created by ANU and the women of St Helens, the site-responsive production wound its way through the town from St Helens Central train station, to a house on Charles Street and then back to the Hippodrome bingo hall. Creative consultant, practitioner and critical friend of Heart of Glass Chrissie Tiller reflects on her individual TORCH experience.
Reflections - artist Stephen King on the stories behind the making of Where Things Are Different
It's January. It's cold, dark and wet. We're casting our minds back to this time last year when we huddled by the banks of the Sankey Canal to witness the opening of Where Things Are Different.
Heart of Glass team ups with The Citadel to give innovative family theatre a home in St Helens
We were terribly sad to hear the news of the closure of The Citadel building. The venue is a huge part of the cultural ecology of St Helens with a history that speaks for itself.
Watch a video of Baa Baa Baric: Have You Any Pull? by Mark Storor
Baa Baa Baric: Have You Any Pull? is a twelve year undertaking by artist Mark Storor in collaboration with the people of St Helens.
Reimagining the 'Arts Centre'
We invited writer Lyn Gardner to experience TORCH and find out more about our work in St Helens. In her article she explores how, by working together, we can turn every wall into a canvas and every space a stage.
Invaders of the Lost Park, an animation by St Helens community groups and Twin Vision
On 8th December 2018, as part of the We Are Still Here: St Helens 150 Finale there was a very special premiere in St Helens Town Hall.
TORCH Cast and Crew Announced
TORCH is a brand new production by ANU, directed by Louise Lowe and commissioned by the “Helen” Partnership formed of Heart of Glass, idle women and ANU.
Watch the video: St Helens Day Citizens' Parade
On 30th June 2018 the St Helens Citizens' Day Parade made its marvellous way across the town centre in celebration of the everyday heroes who make our town.