Arts project to set out how St Helens Borough could look way into the future

Ever wondered what the world we live in will look like in a 100 years’ time?

St Helens Borough Council’s Library Service invites you to take part in a free virtual workshop to feed your ideas into a project and imagine – without limits – what a St Helens of the future might be.

As part of a digital development strand of work, in partnership with Ideas Alliance, St Helens Library Service is working with composers Leo & Hyde, and virtual-reality artist Rosie Summers, to deliver ‘Solarpunk St Helens’ – inspired by an art movement which envisions how the future might look if humanity succeeded in solving major contemporary challenges, with an emphasis on sustainability problems such as climate change and pollution.

An open workshop, led by Leo & Hyde, will empower attendees to explore creative ways in which technology can tackle some of the biggest challenges the borough and the world face – and form a discussion with some practical exercises that people can enjoy at home that will enable participants to think outside the box to imagine a utopian vision of a future St Helens Borough.

An attendee at a previous taster workshop said: “This was a really brilliant session, enabling me to really think what I would like a future St Helens to be.

“I’ve got absolutely no artistic skill and really didn’t need any to attend. Solar panelled flying cars and parking spaces that double up as artist studios – brrrrilliant.”

The Solarpunk St Helens open workshop will take place over zoom from 5.30pm to 7.30pm on Thursday 25th February.

To book your free place, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/solarpunk-st-helens-tickets-140116368831

A spokespeson for St Helens Borough Council, said “With exciting regeneration plans in place to improve our borough which the arts will play an important role in, this is a creative and accessible opportunity for people to share their ideas on what they hope for a St Helens of the future.

“You don’t need any artistic experience to take part – just an open mind.”

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