What has an ancient Japanese legend, origami cranes and Halton – the Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture 2021 –  got in common this winter in Widnes and Runcorn? #DecorateHalton

Throughout the winter, we are decorating Halton with brightly coloured origami cranes. As this bird is a symbol of hope and good fortune, what better way to start 2021 – a great launchpad for #celebrateHalton – a year of activities.

Japanese legend states that any individual who can create 1,000 paper cranes will be granted a wish. How many can Halton residents make?! 

You can get involved by collecting your origami art pack from any Halton libraries (via our contact free choose and collect service) – they contain full instructions on how to create your origami crane and origami paper so you can get started at home. Full instructional videos will also be available on Halton Libraries’ social media channels.
Cllr Eddie Jones, Halton Borough Council’s portfolio holder for the Visitor Economy, Heritage and Events, and Lead Member for Borough of Culture, says: “Let’s get creative and start off our Borough of Culture activities by bringing splashes of colour to Halton and sharing symbols of hope and good fortune throughout our community. Maybe hang your crane in the window to welcome and encourage renewed hope and fortitude in this new year?”  

Don’t forget to share your crane creations with us using the hashtag #DecorateHalton

You can request your pack by phoning your local library (Halton Lea, 0151 511 7744; Widnes Library, 0151 907 8383) or emailing haltonlea.library@halton.gov.uk  widnes.library@halton.gov.uk)

Celebrate Halton – it’s all in the title! An exciting year that aims to increase participation in high quality arts activity, helping more people benefit from the vital role culture can play in improving health and wellbeing, bringing people together, uniting communities, inspiring creativity and supporting learning.

The stimulating programme of activities will celebrate the borough’s past, present and future through everything from small community-led events to larger-scale spectaculars designed to fire the imagination, bring joy and underline what truly makes Halton a great place to live, work and visit.

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