Public Art Installation Unveiled for St Helens 150 Launch

Public Art Installation Unveiled for St Helens 150 Launch

Yesterday evening saw the launch event for St Helens 150 take place at The World of Glass Museum, Arts and Visitor Centre.

A project titled “Where Things Are Different” from Stephen King saw a public art installation unveiled on the banks of the Sankey Canal. A set of lightboxes situated at The Hotties celebrate the industrial heritage of St Helens, were unveiled during the evening.

Stephen King meet and work with post-industrial communities in St Helens to unearth shared experiences. The project focusses on stories not documented in books or displayed in museums, but which exist upon the lips of the people.
Asking the question: “What remains once a sizeable workforce vacates a site after many years of service?” the project explores the notion that places take up space within the social experience, and involve memories, stories and folklore held by a community.

In addition the unveiling of the public art installation guests were treated to performances from a number of different bands and artists.

Below you will find tweets, photos and videos from the event.

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