Weekend Guide Saturday 20th And Sunday 21st January 2018

This weekend’s guide is sponsored by Cakes By Design, The World of Glass Museum, Arts and Visitor Centre and Retro Chimps.


Islands for the Lost – Jane Barwood

Godfrey Pilkington Gallery
Saturday 20th January – Friday 9th March 2018

Many of the works in this exhibition were inspired by the artist’s walks in Anglesey, North Wales and the North-West coast of England. The paintings often feature lonely buildings in the landscape. The buildings represent the ephemeral place of people within the eternal natural world. The paintings explore ideas of loneliness and connection, communication and isolation, alienation and belonging. The settings are based on reality but are not realistic. Instead the artist uses colour, texture and form to evoke atmosphere and emotion rather than photographic realism.

Jane Barwood has a First Class Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting. She has won several awards including the national Mussini Oil Painting People’s Choice Award in 2017, the Python Art Prize in 2013 and was awarded the Heart of Glass Studio Bursary in 2014. Jane has completed public art commissions and was previously Artist in Residence at Liverpool Hope University. She regularly exhibits regionally and nationally and has paintings in private and public collections, including The World of Glass and JD Wetherspoon. She lives and works in St Helens and is very active in the local arts community.

Inspired by her coastal walks, Jane Barwood uses images of buildings in the landscape in her paintings to explore ideas of loneliness and connection, communication and isolation, alienation and belonging.

There Are Places I’ll Remember – Artworks From The Museum’s Collection

Gallery One
Saturday 20th January – Friday 9th March 2018

There are places I’ll remember all my life, Though some have changed
Some forever, not for better, Some have gone and some remain.
To celebrate the Towns 150th Anniversary this exhibition will explore the ideas surrounding these very popular song lyrics. The exhibition will showcase pieces from the boroughs collection that depict the town of St. Helens over the years.


Mezzanine Level
20th January – 9th March

“To touch the past is to relive the memory of a life and time gone by”

The future is influenced by the past in everything we do and sometimes it can be the smallest thing which triggers a feeling, an emotion, a sense of being , a place or wellbeing.   Using artefacts from our museum collections we look back over 150 years of personal donations which chart the life of people of the borough.



01744 735436

Sari Schoor & The Engine Room

Saturday 20th January
Doors: 7.30pm
Tickets: £13
Having recently taken the UK by storm while on tour with Walter Trout, Sari Schoor comes to the Citadel for an evening of phenomenal vocals & Blues Rock


ST HELENS IN MOTION (Walk, Run, Cycle and more)


Ranger Events


Sunday 21st January Winter Bird Watch from Sankey Valley Park, 10am start Meet at the Visitor Centre on Blackbrook Road, St Helens WA11 OAB For more information contact the Sankey Valley Ranger on 01744-677772.

St Helens Park Run. Meet at 9am, Bandstand, Victoria Park.

2k Junior parkrun for 4-14yr olds at Colliers Moss. 9am.
More info https://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2017/08/17/junior-park-run/


Saturday 20th January

Peter Marsh Chase Day – The Road to Cheltenham
The first race meeting of the new year
Opens 10:55, First race 12:55, Last race 16:15


Call 01744 733378 for more info. http://www.darkstarlaser.com/


Kids Club. This is aimed at younger kids 6 to 12 years of age. The first game is at 10am so guests have to be here for 9.45ish to get tickets. No booking, just turn up. £6 for 3 games.



Rainford Village Hall.

Saturday 20th January
Despicable Me. 5pm
Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for kids

followed by

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story at Rainford Village Hall. 7:30pm
Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for kids


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