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EXHIBITIONS AT THE WORLD OF GLASS MUSEUM, ARTS AND VISITOR CENTRE
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
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.
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.
THE WIZARD OF OZ- Panto
13 Feb- 18 Feb 1pm & 5:30pm
Tickets: from £14 (family tickets available)
Back again for February half term, after the show’s touring success last year, travel over the rainbow with Dorothy and her friends, the Lion, the Scarecrow and the Tinman as they skip down the yellow brick road in search of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
Click your heels together and join BBC’s Pitch Battle star Maddie Hope Coelho, X-Factor’s David Heath, the brilliant Philip McGuiness, the loveable Si Foster, and the adorable little dog Toto, as they follow the Yellow Brick Road to the Merry Old Land of Oz to meet the Wizard so he can make their dreams come true.
Regal Entertainments’ version of this classic family show includes a hilariously funny script, dazzling costumes and sets, plus a wealth of brilliant songs and show-stopping choreography.
The Lancashire Hotpots
Saturday 17th February
Local legends return for another night of comedy folk.
SHOWS AND PERFORMANCES
Thursday 15th to Saturday 17th February
Rainhill Garrick Society present The final Twist. Written by Alfred Bradley and Ken Whitmore and directed by David Hedges. Charlie Nicholson has writer’s block, but when he is offered a commission he sees a way to escape his debts. Merlin Foster, an actor, has specific needs: Charlie’s script must contain the perfect method and alibi for murder. With so many twists this play will keep you gripped till the end. 7.30pm each evening.Rainhill Village Hall, Dane Court, Rainhill. Tickets are available from Rainhill Village Hall or Rainhill Post Office or via ticket hotline on 01744 813 429.
Friday 16th and Saturday 17th February
Pilkington Musical Theatre company present “It’s Showtime”. enjoy a celebration of West End and Broadway Hit Musicals.St Julie’s RC Church Hall. Howards Lane, Eccleston, WA10 5HJ. 7.30pm both nights. £5. ticket hotline 07594 007572
ST HELENS IN MOTION (Walk, Run, Cycle and more)
St Helens Park Run. Meet at 9am, Bandstand, Victoria Park. http://www.parkrun.org.uk/sthelens/
2k Junior parkrun for 4-14yr olds at Colliers Moss. 9am.
More info https://www.sthelensunlimited.co.uk/2017/08/17/junior-park-run/
Betfred Grand National Trial
Don’t miss out on a great day of sport featuring some of the finest Jump horses. Opens 11:30, First race 13:30, Last race 17.00
Read more at http://haydock.thejockeyclub.co.uk/events-tickets/whats-on/betfred-grand-national-trial#2AWoPPuoRe0WHaqH.99
DARKSTAR LASER ARENA
Call 01744 733378 for more info. http://www.darkstarlaser.com/
Friday nights at Darkstar Laser. A different event every week. 7-11pm £10.
Call 01744 733378 for more info.
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.
The Birth Of Club Rugby – The History and Heritage Of Liverpool St Helens FC
An exhibition celebrating the history of club rugby and its origins in St Helens and Liverpool.
Parr Library – 5th February to 23rd February
For more information please visit http://lshheritage.co.uk/