Constellations art project to light up St Helens Sky on Bonfire Night

Photo: A dazzling firework display will take place in Sherdley Park, St Helens on Tuesday 5 November as part of a Liverpool City Region- wide arts project

Remember, remember the 5th of November – because an out of this world event is coming to Sherdley Park, St Helens.

As part of a Liverpool City Region- wide arts project to inspire local communities to rediscover their neighbourhoods and spend time stargazing, Constellations Presents: The Creation will dazzle thousands of spectators through a bespoke fireworks display, launched in rhythm with music, which features conjuring images of the creation of the universe.

The event – which follows-on from the award winning ‘Lost Castles’ project – will be run to coincide with the annual ‘Spark in the Park’ extravaganza, one of Merseyside’s biggest organised firework displays.

St Helens Council’s portfolio holder for culture, Councillor Anthony Burns said:

“Constellations is set to build on the successes of last year’s incredible Lost Castles project, by sparking cultural engagement across the Liverpool City Region.

“In St Helens, we’re taking our Constellations experience ‘The Creation’ to the skies with our brilliant Bonfire Night event, Spark in the Park, which has increased in popularity over recent years, and this event promises to be a fantastic occasion for all the family to enjoy.”

Entry into the event is free – and hot food and drinks will be available from a number of stalls on the night to keep everyone warm – while a children’s funfair, open until 8:30pm, will also be in the park that evening to add to the fun.

Car parking is available at Mere Grange; the Islamic Centre; Marshalls Cross Road; Sherdley Park; Lea Green Station and Sutton Leisure Centre for £10 per vehicle.

Interest in this event is likely to be high, so event organisers are encouraging visitors to travel by public transport where possible.

For up-to-date public transport enquiries contact Merseytravel Traveline on 0151 236 7676 or visit

The display will get underway at approximately 7:30pm on Tuesday 5 November.


St Helens Unlimited has a Facebook group for events across the Borough


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