Culture HQ

Culture HQ is situated at Runcorn Shopping City, Unit 39 (near Argos)

Open every Thursday to Saturday 10am – 2pm

Please contact Claire at haltonculturehq@gmail.com for more information.

Culture HQ – The Programme of Events

From the 20th May till the 18th of December, Culture HQ will be open to the public from Thursday to Saturday 10-2.  There will be a series of exhibitions to experience till December and art materials on hand, so that you can respond to the ongoing exhibition programme – Celebrating the rich creative culture that lives in Halton.

Monday – Wednesday:  Local Artists, Organisations  and Community Groups will have the opportunity to use the space to hold meetings, create artwork, host talks, all whilst being inspired by the surrounding exhibitions – Please do get in touch if you want to utilise the space in this way. We are currently hosting several organisations – MakoCreate, Mind Halton, Weaver Arts Community Group, A Place for Us, Recharge and Restore, plus local artists.

Open to the Public:

Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, from 10-2, we are open to the public, you can visit to create artwork at our creation stations, with plenty of temporary display options and  you can also enjoy the ongoing exhibitions. Our friendly stewards will answer any questions, so please do ask away – the workshop and event programme is being updated regularly.

Changes to the following programme may still happen – so every week we will be updating the ‘What’s On’ via social media and the staff based at Culture HQ.

Please contact Claire at haltonculturehq@gmail.com for more information.


September:

September saw the launch of the Celebrate Halton Music Weekender – and a very exciting Halton Comic Con, with workshops from MakoCreate and Laura Hennessy – Look out for what’s coming in October!

Main Exhibition: 23rd September – 16th October-  The Story of Ella Together- A photographic and story based exhibition created and curated by the members of Ella, working with a local photographer Lauren Quayle whilst rehearsing for their upcoming show and Natalie Denny from Skywriters – exploring the idea of what being part of organisation like Ella Together means to them.

More about Ella Together here – https://ellatogether.org.uk/

It also features the work of Local Artist Toni Louise Carter – who is currently in her final year of Graphic Design and Illustration at Liverpool John Moores University. Toni has created an amazing window art display that gives a nod to the performance that Ella Together are currently rehearsing.

Who else is on the walls? Throughout the programme of events we have opportunities to display the work of other local artists, currently on show are local artists Les LLoyd and Bill Brownlow. Please enquire via Claire at haltonculturehq@gmail.com

Events:

  • Exhibition Launch for the Ella Together Exhibition – Meet the creatives behind it – to be confirmed.

Workshops:

Saturday 18th September 11-3 – Meet one of the artists and contribute to their work as part of the Liberty Halton Festival https://www.libertyukfestival.com/libertyhalton

Weekly:


October:

October sees the ongoing exhibition from Ella Together till the next main exhibition from Weaver Arts Group takes over, the start of afterschool theatre sessions with a Place for Us and some spooky goings on.

Main Exhibition: 21st October to 20th November – Weaver Arts Community Group

Events:

  • 21st October – Exhibition Launch for Weaver Arts
  • 26th October Horrifying flashmob from a Place for Us as part of a project with Halton Borough Council’s Community Development Team
  • Off Site at Norton Priory – Local Artist Gail Hampson will be creating an inspired response to Moon and Community Dig – Gail works with metal and will create two pieces that will be on display at Norton Priory and Culture HQ

Workshops

  • 7th October – Meditation with Mima (donations to Mind Halton) 7-8 pm
  • 15th October 5-8pm Life Drawing with a twist – Tickets via Eventbrite
  • 26th October – Zombie Flashmob with A Place for US – watch out as the theatre company takes over Runcorn Shopping City in a spooky way.
  • 27th and 28th October Hubble Bubble – An opportunity for 10-13 years olds to work with artists – Places limited
  • 29th and 30th October – Horrifying activities to be confirmed (spooky bracelets and horrifying life drawing)

Weekly:

  • Tuesday – Every Tuesday from 12-3 Weaver Arts Community Group are meeting to work on new pieces and develop their upcoming exhibition, the group will continue to meet at Culture HQ till December – https://www.facebook.com/weaverartsgroup
  • Tuesday 5th October 4.30-7pm sees the launch of Free Youth Theatre workshops from A Place for Us for 12-16 year olds – Only 20 places available so be quick! Email enquiries@placeforus.org.uk
  • Wednesday – Mind Halton are running their Wellbeing Recovery Academy from Culture HQ, two hours of supportive group work, finished with an hour of art with a local artist https://mindhalton.org.uk/help-and-support/wellbeing-and-recovery/

November

Exhibition: ongoing Weaver Arts Community Group exhibition and Local Artists Showcase

Main Exhibition: 26th November to 18th December Draw on Norton – Artists from Hazlehurst Studios

Events

  • Launch of Draw on Norton Exhibition

Workshops

  • Lantern Workshops – to complement Norton priory event.
  • 19th November 5-8pm Life Drawing with a twist – Tickets via Eventbrite

Weekly:

  • Monday with Mako – WEA Courses in Digital Marketing
  • Tuesday – Every Tuesday from 12-3 Weaver Arts Community Group are meeting to work on new pieces and develop their upcoming exhibition, the group will continue to meet at Culture HQ till December – https://www.facebook.com/weaverartsgroup
  • Tuesday – 4.30-7pm Free Youth Theatre workshops from A Place for Us for 12-16 year olds – Email enquiries@placeforus.org.uk

December

Main Exhibition: Ongoing exhibition from Hazlehurst Studios – Draw on Norton

Events:

  • Celebrating Culture HQ event – Involving all the artists that have been a part of Culture HQ

Workshops:

  • Christmas Activities to be confirmed
  • 10th December 5-8pm Life Drawing with a twist – Tickets via Eventbrite

Weekly:

  • Monday with Mako – WEA Courses in Digital Marketing
  • Tuesday – Every Tuesday from 12-3 Weaver Arts Community Group are meeting to work on new pieces and develop their upcoming exhibition, the group will continue to meet at Culture HQ till December – https://www.facebook.com/weaverartsgroup
  • Tuesday – 4.30-7pm Free Youth Theatre workshops from A Place for Us for 12-16 year olds – Email enquiries@placeforus.org.uk