A modern fairytale comes to St Helens

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An inspiring and inclusive fairy tale production is being held at Central Library this March as part of the new Cultural Hubs – Arts in Libraries programme.

Central Library will be hosting an inspiring and inclusive play for families following February’s LGBT History Month called ‘Happily Ever After’, which tells of a prince who falls in love with another prince, who end up living…happily ever after.

The "twist" in Happily Ever After will enable families to engage children in a positive conversation about same-sex relationships and equal marriage.

Created by Action Transport Theatre and The Proud Trust and featured as part of the new Cultural Hubs – Arts in Libraries programme, the play is based on the Dutch children’s book ‘King and King’ by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland.

The book is applauded by academics and political figures for challenging traditional fairy tale conventions and promoting tolerance and equality.

The play comes to Central Library on Friday 18 March at 4pm.

Happily Ever After is suitable for anyone aged five and above, and is a fantastic family event. Tickets cost £3, or £8 (group of four).

Book online at www.culturalhubs.eventbrite.co.uk or call into any St Helens library to

purchase your tickets.

Cultural Hubs is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England and allows St Helens Council to enliven the borough’s network of 13 libraries with performances, plays, gigs, workshops, courses, events and exhibitions.

This fifth programme sees the team again working with local people to choose what they want to see in the borough’s libraries as well as a focus on working with local artists to exhibit their work.

If you haven’t already, sign up to the monthly Cultural Hubs e-zine via www.sthelens.gov.uk/arts or follow the team on Twitter @sthelensarts to see all the latest news and events.