Thoughts and News
Our latest news, articles, podcasts and resources
Conversations Over A Brew: Season 1, Episode 2
HoGcast: Conversations Over a Brew is our podcast series of intimate recorded conversations exploring the stories of the people we make art with. Our second 20 minute episode focuses on art and work.
With For About 2020 - Call Out
With For About 2020 A slow conference for a fast evolving crisis 20 May to 17 June 2020.
In addition to continuing to support the artists, freelancers, and collaborators who we work closely with through our ongoing programme, we also want to support more of you to make work and connect at this time of increased precarity and anxiety.
Take Care / Take Action
Heart of Glass is a social arts organisation, and collaboration is at the core of what we do. We are made up of a group of individuals and communities who experience the world in many and varied ways.
Heart of Glass Temporary Closure - COVID-19
Like you all we have been following and experiencing the developments of the COVID-19 situation. Our priority as always is the safety of our staff, artists, communities and partners.
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.