Are you interested in climate change, art, animals and our natural world? Halton Libraries invite you to ‘Love Our Planet’ during June and July for the Let’s Go Green Festival as part of the Celebrate Halton – Borough of Culture 2021 celebrations.
Artist Rebecca Atherton has been commissioned to explore climate change in a unique and innovative way through a series of creative workshops for both adults and children.
Rebecca specialises in creating and constructing theatrical headdresses that represent mythological goddesses and animals.
In her workshops, Rebecca will delve into the effects of climate change and look at its impact on the animal kingdom. Workshop participants, over a series of three workshops, will design and create visually striking headdresses, depicting and celebrating great mythological animal god spirits. Each headdress will be accompanied with an environmental pledge and will provoke discussion amongst wearers and viewers. Headdresses will then be displayed throughout Halton to inspire and generate discussion around this highly relevant and immediate environmental topic.
Cllr Paul Nolan, Halton Borough Council’s portfolio holder for Culture and Leisure, says: “Another great event as part of Halton’s Borough of Culture year and our Let’s Go Green Festival. Combining art, crafts and nature – what’s not to love! Come along, get creative, and think about the environment…”
These workshops are perfect for anyone interested in climate change, art, animals and our natural world. It is a series of three workshops, with participants attending all three in order to deeply explore this topic and produce valuable creative pieces. Booking details:
Love Our Planet Workshops (Adults)
Halton Lea Library
Tuesday 29th June, Tuesday 6th July and Tuesday 13th July – 11-1pm.
Love Our Planet Workshops (Children – Recommended age: 9 plus years)
Halton Lea Library
Saturday 10th July, Saturday 24th July, Saturday 31st July – 11-1pm.
The cost is £3 for a place on all three workshops. You can book a place at any Halton library or online at www.library.haltonbc.info
For all the latest Celebrate Halton information and to purchase tickets for events visit: www.celebratehalton.co.uk. You can also visit Culture HQ in Runcorn Shopping City, Unit 39 (near Argos).