We Are Still Here


5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Victoria Square, St Helens


Join us for the finale of the 150 anniversary celebrations. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to see St Helens Town Hall like you’ve never seen it before – transformed by a magical audio visual spectacle.

Inspired by our town and everyone who calls it home, internationally renowned multi-media artist Simon McKeown and local group BuzzHub St Helens Coalition of Disabled People have worked together to create this dazzling display of jaw-dropping visuals to celebrate St Helens’ past, present and future. Reflecting on 150 years of the town’s history and projecting into the future, it will explore St Helens and its people as a creative force.

Super-sized outdoor projectors, next-gen digital mapping software, and immersive soundscapes will transform the beautiful facade of St Helens Town Hall. We Are Still Here also features a specially commissioned composition by Ailís Ní Ríain. This is Mckeown’s call to arms, and an invitation for us all to reconnect with the innovative, inspiring and contrary place we call home.

A family friendly event with festive food and drink and entertainment including a school lantern trail and an animation screening of work by local community groups.

Brought to you by Heart of Glass, in partnership with DaDaFest and produced in collaboration with members of BuzzHub St Helens CDP.

The event starts at 5pm and the light show will be at 6pm. 

This event is free and no ticket is required. 

Accessibility and inclusion information

Safe viewing area
A safe, front row viewing area is available in front of the Town Hall and is accessible at stewarded entry points. This area is available to audience members using a wheelchair or with a mobility impairment, and a companion, please come to the front of the Town Hall to be directed to this area.

Advisory detail
Please note that the work contains flashing images which may affect audience members with Photosensitive Epilepsy.

Audio description for people with visual impairments
We Are Still Here will be audio described for people with visual impairments. FULL DETAILS TO FOLLOW.

Please wear warm, waterproof clothes for outdoors and please avoid using umbrellas which will obscure everyone’s view!

If you have any access requirements you would like us to be aware of, or any questions please contact emily@heartofglass.org.uk and let us know