Heart of Glass

At the heart of St Helens
A Right St Helens Knees Up performed by residents from local sheltered housing associations
A Right St Helens Knees Up performed by residents from local sheltered housing associations
Photo: Stephen King
St Helens skate boarders working with Heather Peak of Studio Morison
St Helens skate boarders working with Heather Peak of Studio Morison
Photo: Stephen King
The Alchemist, a member of The Council of Wisdom from Baa Baa Baric, a quiet revolution in St Helens with artist Mark Storor
The Alchemist, a member of The Council of Wisdom from Baa Baa Baric, a quiet revolution in St Helens with artist Mark Storor
Photo: Stephen King
Getting to Know You, a project with Helena Partnerships and artist Shelia Ghelani
Getting to Know You, a project with Helena Partnerships and artist Shelia Ghelani
Photo: Stephen King
Marisa Carnesky's Haunted Furnace at Pilkington Glass Factory
Marisa Carnesky's Haunted Furnace at Pilkington Glass Factory
Photo: Stephen King
The Shed, a sound installation from Baa Baa Baric, on the roof of the Tontine Car Park in St Helens
The Shed, a sound installation from Baa Baa Baric, on the roof of the Tontine Car Park in St Helens
Photo: Stephen King

Where: Borough of St Helens
With: With: Helena Partnerships, FACT (Foundation for Art + Creative Technology), St Helens Council and St Helens Arts Partnership (The Citadel, The World of Glass, Platform Artist Studios), St Helens College

The Heart of Glass programme is rooted in collaborative practice and embodies the principle of partnership. Their core values, philosophy and approach as a project are founded on co-production with the community and the active participation of the collaborator, non-artist, audience and viewer in the creation of great art.

People, both individually and within communities of place or interest, are central to both the thinking and practice of the programme.

Heart of Glass is made with, of and for St Helens. Through its projects, Heart of Glass creates a space for dialogue, research and experimentation for artists and citizens in which the inter-relationship between people and place can be explored.