Eco arts events to highlight climate change

Eco arts events to highlight climate change

St Helens Borough Council’s Arts Service, as part of its award-winning Cultural Hubs programme, will bring two events into local libraries this December with the aim of getting people to talk openly about climate change.

First up, artist, curator and writer, Aidan Moesby, returns with his theatre show ‘I was Naked, Smelling of Rain’  after a successful online production last year.  

As a thoughtful, provocative, fun show,’ I was Naked, Smelling of Rain’ explores the relationship between inner and outer weather – in a world where climate change and mental health are two of the biggest crises we face.    

Then, the first St Helens Borough eco-arts meeting will be held, with a pledge at the heart of the event to commit to more sustainable arts practices.   

Seen as a starting point to help local artists make their practices more sustainable –the meeting will be used as a space for artists, creatives & makers to discuss, challenge and consider the environmental impact of the arts in St Helens Borough.  

Councillor Anthony Burns, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Culture and Heritage, said: “The arts are a great way of expressing feelings and emotions, linking in with everyday issues, and these events – given the strong talking points of both climate change and mental health – are certainly worth attending. 

“Here at St Helens Borough Council, we’re taking the climate emergency seriously, right across every service. It is a crisis that affects us all and we all have a role to play in addressing it.  Working together we can tackle the climate emergency in St Helens and build a more sustainable borough.”    

Aidan Moesby’s ‘I was Naked, Smelling of Rain’ will be performed at Chester Lane Library on Wednesday 1 December, 7:00pm, with the show suitable for audience members aged 16+.  The show will be British Sign Language Interpreted. 

Tickets for this show cost between £4-£7 which can be booked online here:  or in person at Chester Lane Library. 

St Helens Borough Eco-Arts Gathering will take place at Thatto Health Library from 2:00pm-4:00pm on Thursday 2 December. To book a free place, visit:  

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