Halton, Runcorn and Widnes
18 - 19 September 2021

 

This September Liberty UK will pop-up in Halton for the first time, for one weekend only, as part of a three part tour across towns and cities in the UK.

 

A series of fun, free and unique artworks and activities will take place across Runcorn and Widnes and you will be the first to see our 3 brand new outdoor performances that have been co-created with young people in Halton, Corby and Leicester.

 

We invite you, your friends and families to join us as we #CelebrateHalton and fire up your imaginations about how we can work together to make a difference to things that matter to you most.

 

Liberty UK festival is a celebration of freedom and democracy, which explores everyday activism and our collective power to make change.  Special thanks to the Liberty EU partnership for input into these commissions and connecting the opportunities to young artists based across Europe, and to the support of Halton Borough Council.

The Write to Rave

The Write to Rave
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Debris Stevenson

The Write to Rave is an immersive live performance about the political power of rave created with a group of young people from GLOW. It explores the journeys of people trying their best to rave whilst the world tries its best to stop them. Click the image to learn more about The Write to Rave.

Runcorn Hill Park

18 September 7.00pm

The Suffragettes

The Suffragettes
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Circo Rum Ba Ba

Circo Rum Ba Ba is a women’s circus theatre company which creates wonderfully bizarre, offbeat walkabout characters and images, designed specifically for festivals like Liberty Festival in Halton this September.

Widnes Town Centre

19 September 11.00am, 2.00pm & 4.00pm

Inka the Polar Bear

Inka the Polar Bear
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Fools Paradise

Known to the Sami people as “the old man in the fur cloak”, the Polar Bear is a powerful symbol of the strength and endurance of the Arctic. Meet Inka, driven South from her maternal den high on the Arctic ice; she seeks a new home for herself and her cubs.

Widnes Town Centre

18 September 1.00pm, 3.00pm & 5.00pm

The Empty Chairs

The Empty Chairs
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Edwina Kung

A series of decorated chairs will form a trail through Runcorn Hill Park. These beautiful chairs will provide opportunities for conversation and story-telling, bringing a layer of the Halton community together to talk and share in a very comfortable chair!

Runcorn Hill Park

18 September From 10.00am

19 September Until 5.00pm

Mirage

Mirage
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Maral Mamaghanizadeh

Maral Mamaghanizadeh, jewellery maker and visual artist, invites you to decorate her giant lantern with biodegradable materials and talk about identity, intersectionality and our relationship with the natural world. Come and see the lantern lit up and part of a parade in the park on Saturday evening.

Runcorn Hill Park

18 September 7.45pm

Liberty Lollipops

Liberty Lollipops
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YARA + DAVINA

Liberty Lollipops invite the public to slow down and consider the crossing from isolation back into social society. Lollipop signs are incredibly similar in form to protest placards, and the artists see this similarity as ripe for subversion. Click the image to learn more about Liberty Lollipops.

Morrison's Car Park, Widnes

18 September 12.00pm, 2.00pm & 4.00pm

Kit & Caboodle

Kit & Caboodle
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Thingumajig Theatre

With miniature puppet shows inside a big, rolling mule puppet, the timeless theme of migration is packaged up in Thingumajig’s latest show Kit & Caboodle, revealing stories and songs of remarkable journeys.

Widnes Town Centre

19 September 12.00pm & 3.00pm

The Halton Mandala Trail

The Halton Mandala Trail
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Mima Cornish

Natural Mandalas are a way to create inspiring pieces of impermanent art , working with the materials all around you. We will be creating beautiful circular patterned mandalas around the park through the day of the festival. Come and add your mark to these beautiful creations.

Runcorn Hill Park

18 September 11.00am-5.00pm

19 September 10.00am - 5.00pm

Sun Up, Rain Falls, River Rises

Sun Up, Rain Falls, River Rises
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Various Artists

Sun Up, Rain Falls, River Rises is a collection of three audio experiences and stunning illustrations. Let Sun Up, Rain Falls, River Rises take you to three different countries as you listen to the memories shared by the writers - accessible by scanning the QR codes on the posters.

Runcorn Hill Park

18 September From 10.00am

19 September Until 5.00pm