St Helens Council

St Helens Council
Town Hall
Victoria Square
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 1HP
England

Website

E-mail

simoncousins@sthelens.gov.uk

Telephone

01744 676789

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.

St Helens Council is a Local Authority in Merseyside, signed up to the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Supporting local organisations and groups to plan and organise First World War commemoration events is part of our Community Covenant commitment to honour the bravery and the sacrifices made by our Borough's Armed Forces Community.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Will vary according to the events and venues used

Admission charges

Will vary according to the events and venues used

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
WWI Lord Kitchener Poster

War - Past and Present

  • 13 September — 5 November 2014 *on now

Charts the relationship between the St.Helens Community and War; from the First World War to the present day. Includes an Exhibition of Original WWI Posters
Opening Times 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last admission at 2:30 p.m.)

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

The World of Glass
Chalon Way East,
Town Centre
St Helens
Merseyside
WA10 1BX
England

Services and facilities

Admission

Adult £8.00
Child (5-16) £6.00
Concessions £6.00
Students £6.00
Family (2 adults, 2 children) £24.00
Family (1 adult, 2 children) £17.00

Groups (13 or more)

Adults £6.00
Children (5-16) £4.00
Concessions £4.00
All-inclusive day out (per person) £14.99

Educational visits start from as little as £3.50 for a half day & £5.5 for a full day visit.

All admission prices include VAT

Phone for further information 01744 22766

Website

http://www.whatsoninsthelens.com/homepage/events/war-past-and-present-exhibition/

Rainhill Remembers the First World War

Rainhill Remembers... the First World War

  • 26 — 27 September 2014 10am-4pm

“Rainhill Remembers the First World War”.
A community wide event in St.Ann’s Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday 26th and Saturday 27th September 2014, featuring an exhibition of WWI displays and memorabilia including: Medals, Postcards, Uniforms and Photographs. The event records the impact of the First World War on the people of Rainhill.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

St Ann's Church
View Road
Rainhill
Merseyside
L35 0LE
England

Admission

Free admission, donations welcome

Website

http://www.rainhill-civic-society.org.uk/html/newindexie.html#

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Artist In residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

  • 27 October 2014 10am-3pm
  • 31 October 2014 10am-3pm

Do you have any First World War memorabilia; family objects or heirlooms, photographs or stories that you would like to show or share? Would you like to see everyday objects that were used during WWI and hear their hidden stories.

Come and see a WWI camera being used, take part in interviews and make sound recordings of your family histories related to the war.

This series of workshops will provide an opportunity for you to share and discover history and will enable participants to uncover the ‘bigger picture’ behind their historic objects.

These encounters will shape the making of a new digital artwork created by artist Benedict Phillips which will be displayed in libraries in February 2015. Keep a look out for further details later in the year.

Please note: All WWI artefacts will remain with their owners but if possible the artist will want to photograph them on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

St.Helens Central Library
The Gamble Building
Victoria Square
St.Helens
Merseyside
WA10 1DY
England

Additional info

Wheelchair Accessible
Accessible Toilets

Admission

Friday 12th September 2014, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 13th September 2014, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Monday 27th October 2014, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday 31st October 2014, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
St.Helens Central Library
No need to book just turn up

Website

http://www.whatsoninsthelens.com/homepage/submitted-events/benedict-phillips-digital-artist-in-residence/

Sarah Harrison - The Wildflower Path

Meet the Author of the WWI Trilogy "The Flowers of the Field" - Sarah Harrison

  • 25 September 2014 7:30-9:30pm

Thursday September 25, 2014 at 7.30pm Central Library, St.Helens an evening with best selling author Sarah Harrison and her World War One Commemorations. Sarah is best known for her World War One novels and has just published her third book in the WWI trilogy, the Wildflower Path. Come and listen to Sarah talking about her work and her other novels.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Where

St.Helens Central Library
Victoria Square
St.Helens
Merseyside
WA10 1DY
England

Admission

St.Helens Central Library (Merseyside) The event is free but places need to be booked by either emailing: karenthornburn@sthelens.gov.uk or ringing 01744 677446

Website

http://www.sarah-harrison.net/news/

For The Fallen

Music For The Fallen

  • 27 September 2014 7:30-10:30pm

The Rainhill Music Festival proudly presents a varied programme of War themed music to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War. Featuring works by composers from all sides of the conflict, as well as the Theme from Schindler’s List, Barber’s Adagio for Strings, and wartime songs such as “Pack up your troubles” and “It’s a long way to Tipperary.” Performances by Andrew Dickinson (Tenor), the Rainhill Hi Notes, the Mather String Quartet, and Soloists from the Rainhill Young Musician of the Year 2013. Proceeds to be shared with SSAFA Forces Help. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

St. Ann’s Church
View Road
Rainhill
Merseyside
L35 0LE
England

Admission

Adults £7.50, Under 16s Free.
Proceeds to be shared with SSAFA
For Tickets, call 0845 257 7763 or email: info@rainhillmusicfestival.com

Website

http://www.rainhillmusicfestival.com

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

  • 2 October 2014 10am-12pm
  • 28 October 2014 1-3pm

Do you have any First World War memorabilia; family objects or heirlooms, photographs or stories that you would like to show or share? Would you like to see everyday objects that were used during WWI and hear their hidden stories.

Come and see a WWI camera being used, take part in interviews and make sound recordings of your family histories related to the war.

This series of workshops will provide an opportunity for you to share and discover history and will enable participants to uncover the ‘bigger picture’ behind their historic objects.

These encounters will shape the making of a new digital artwork created by artist Benedict Phillips which will be displayed in libraries in February 2015. Keep a look out for further details later in the year.

Please note: All WWI artefacts will remain with their owners but if possible the artist will want to photograph them on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Rainford Library
Church Road
Rainford
Merseyside
WA11 8HA
England

Admission

Thursday 2nd October 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Tuesday 28th October 2014, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Rainford Library
No need to book just turn up

Website

http://www.whatsoninsthelens.com/homepage/submitted-events/benedict-phillips-digital-artist-in-residence/

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

  • 2 October 2014 1-3pm
  • 30 October 2014 10am-12pm

Do you have any First World War memorabilia; family objects or heirlooms, photographs or stories that you would like to show or share? Would you like to see everyday objects that were used during WWI and hear their hidden stories

Come and see a WWI camera being used, take part in interviews and make sound recordings of your family histories related to the war.

This series of workshops will provide an opportunity for you to share and discover history and will enable participants to uncover the ‘bigger picture’ behind their historic objects.

These encounters will shape the making of a new digital artwork created by artist Benedict Phillips which will be displayed in libraries in February 2015. Keep a look out for further details later in the year.

Please note: All WWI artefacts will remain with their owners but if possible the artist will want to photograph them on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Billinge Library
Main Street
Billinge
Merseyside
WN5 7HA
England

Admission

2nd October 2014, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
30th October 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Billinge Library
No need to book just turn up

Website

http://www.whatsoninsthelens.com/homepage/submitted-events/benedict-phillips-digital-artist-in-residence/

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

  • 8 October 2014 5-7pm
  • 29 October 2014 1-3pm

Do you have any First World War memorabilia; family objects or heirlooms, photographs or stories that you would like to show or share? Would you like to see everyday objects that were used during WWI and hear their hidden stories.

Come and see a WWI camera being used, take part in interviews and make sound recordings of your family histories related to the war.

This series of workshops will provide an opportunity for you to share and discover history and will enable participants to uncover the ‘bigger picture’ behind their historic objects.

These encounters will shape the making of a new digital artwork created by artist Benedict Phillips which will be displayed in libraries in February 2015. Keep a look out for further details later in the year.

Please note: All WWI artefacts will remain with their owners but if possible the artist will want to photograph them on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Eccleston Library
Broadway
Eccleston, St.Helens
Merseyside
WA10 5PJ
England

Admission

Wednesday 8th October 2014, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 29th October 2014, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Eccleston Library
No need to book, just turn up

Website

http://www.whatsoninsthelens.com/homepage/submitted-events/benedict-phillips-digital-artist-in-residence/

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

  • 8 October 2014 10am-12pm
  • 29 October 2014 10am-12pm

Do you have any First World War memorabilia; family objects or heirlooms, photographs or stories that you would like to show or share? Would you like to see everyday objects that were used during WWI and hear their hidden stories.

Come and see a WWI camera being used, take part in interviews and make sound recordings of your family histories related to the war.

This series of workshops will provide an opportunity for you to share and discover history and will enable participants to uncover the ‘bigger picture’ behind their historic objects.

These encounters will shape the making of a new digital artwork created by artist Benedict Phillips which will be displayed in libraries in February 2015. Keep a look out for further details later in the year.

Please note: All WWI artefacts will remain with their owners but if possible the artist will want to photograph them on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Haydock Library
Church Road
Haydock
Merseyside
WA11 0LY
England

Admission

Wednesday 8th October 2014, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Wednesday 29th October 2014, 10.00am - 12.00pm
Haydock Library
No need to book just turn up

Website

http://www.whatsoninsthelens.com/homepage/submitted-events/benedict-phillips-digital-artist-in-residence/

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

  • 8 October 2014 1-3pm
  • 30 October 2014 1-3pm

Do you have any First World War memorabilia; family objects or heirlooms, photographs or stories that you would like to show or share? Would you like to see everyday objects that were used during WWI and hear their hidden stories.

Come and see a WWI camera being used, take part in interviews and make sound recordings of your family histories related to the war.

This series of workshops will provide an opportunity for you to share and discover history and will enable participants to uncover the ‘bigger picture’ behind their historic objects.

These encounters will shape the making of a new digital artwork created by artist Benedict Phillips which will be displayed in libraries in February 2015. Keep a look out for further details later in the year.

Please note: All WWI artefacts will remain with their owners but if possible the artist will want to photograph them on the day

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Garswood Library
School Lane
Garswood, St.Helens
Merseyside
WN4 0TT
England

Admission

Wednesday 8th October 2014, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Thursday 30th October 2014, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Garswood Library
No need to book, just turn up

Website

http://www.whatsoninsthelens.com/homepage/submitted-events/benedict-phillips-digital-artist-in-residence/

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

Artist In Residence - Your WWI Objects, His WWI Camera

  • 9 October 2014 1-3pm
  • 28 October 2014 10am-12pm

Do you have any First World War memorabilia; family objects or heirlooms, photographs or stories that you would like to show or share? Would you like to see everyday objects that were used during WWI and hear their hidden stories.

Come and see a WWI camera being used, take part in interviews and make sound recordings of your family histories related to the war.

This series of workshops will provide an opportunity for you to share and discover history and will enable participants to uncover the ‘bigger picture’ behind their historic objects.

These encounters will shape the making of a new digital artwork created by artist Benedict Phillips which will be displayed in libraries in February 2015. Keep a look out for further details later in the year.

Please note: All WWI artefacts will remain with their owners but if possible the artist will want to photograph them on the day.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Where

Moss Bank Library
Bowness Avenue
Moss Bank, St.Helens
Merseyside
WA11 7EQ
England

Admission

Thursday 9th October 2014, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday 28th October 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Moss Bank Library
No need to book, just turn up

Website

http://www.whatsoninsthelens.com/homepage/submitted-events/benedict-phillips-digital-artist-in-residence/

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