JC Construction helps Knowsley build up to LCR Borough of Culture 2022

Chamber Member JC Construction have secured a fairytale job as they will be helping Knowsley Council to promote ‘Borough of Culture 2022’. The team at JC Construction will be transporting giant artwork around the borough this summer to inspire and promote the Culture title coming next year…

As Knowsley prepares for Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture next year, Knowsley’s theme for the celebratory year is storytelling – stories of people, places and magic! and a series of exciting pop up storytelling events will take place across towns and villages in Knowsley this Summer.

The events are all about collecting stories from our local communities.  Stories could be about the local folk tales or traditions and heritage of the local area.

Our story catchers will be local and regional creatives, who will  help bring stories to life, both old and new and inspire local people to shape ideas and be part of celebrating their town and village through a staged event in 2022. 

It is hoped that the imaginations of our towns and villages’ communities will be fired up and excitement will build for the cultural year in 2022.

These events will also provide opportunities for people to find out more about Liverpool City Region’s Borough of Culture and Knowsley’s year in 2022 and how to get involved as both participants and audience and even become volunteers during the year.  Community groups will also be able to find out more information about the Knowsley Heritage Grant programme, facilitated by One Knowsley and supported by National Lottery Heritage Fund.

The story catchers will be in your town and village on the following dates from 11am-4pm:

Thursday 15th July – Knowsley Village Recreation ground, off Shop Road, next to Bob Whiley Centre   

Friday 16th July – Kirkby Civic Square, the Thrones, Norwich Way, Kirkby

Friday 30th July – Stockbridge Village neighbourhood centre neare the Library and Leisure centre

Saturday 31st July – Halewood shopping centre, Leathers lane 

Friday 6th  August – Huyton town centre near Iceland and the Bus station

Saturday 7th August – Stadt Moers Park, near the Ranger base, Pottery Lane, Whiston

Saturday 11th September – The Pasture, Cronton village as part of the Cronton Gala, Hall Lane, Cronton

As the Owl and The Pussycat was written in Knowsley and is one of the most famous nonsense poems by Edward Lear, an owl and the pussycat trail will feature across the borough in 2022 and at these events large fibreglass sculptures will form the backdrop and people will be encouraged to share their ideas of what art and decoration they woud like to see appearing on their village or town’s sculptures.  Communities could also help inform us of locations for the final owl and pussycat to be showcased.

To find out more about these events please call Carla Simkin on 07810054131