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HEART of Glass is an ambitious new Arts Council England programme of arts and cultural activity for the borough, making work with, by and for St.Helens people and places.
The programme is interested in achieving this through a philosophy of collaboration and partnership, and an examination of the role of art and the artist in civil society.
Heart of Glass places the town's unique cultural heritage at its core, using our passion for rugby and our industrial excellence in glass technology as our departure points for exploring how the arts can make a contribution to creating a new cultural identity for St Helens.
Heart of Glass is supported by a unique consortium of organisations including Saints Community Development Foundation, Helena Partnerships, St Helens Arts Partnership (comprising The Citadel, The World of Glass and Platform Artists), St Helens Council Arts and Music Services, FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) and Community Representatives.
Heart of Glass is supported through Arts Council England's Creative People and Places programme.
Langtree Park Programme
Heart of Glass worked with St.Helens Rugby Football Club on a number of arts and culture initiatives at Langtree Park at two matches last season.
Amongst the activity was a series of pre-match musical performances in the concourse, the distribution of a family arts activity pack for the young and young at heart, and a specially commissioned photography exhibition produced in collaboration with St.Helens Amateur Clubs.