One Hundred Years of Love and War Exhibition at Prescot Museum

Published on: Wednesday, 03-December-2014

From this week, Prescot Museum will be hosting a special display and play – “One Hundred Years of Love and War” - showcasing a poignant project produced by individuals from the Adult Disability Day Service.

Participants, who are aged between 18 to 65 years, worked with artists including Becky Bryson (a puppet maker) and Katie O’Callaghan (a creative writer and director of the play), to create their own story and characters inspired by the “Local Heroes, Distant Voices” exhibition. This exhibition is a collection of memorabilia from local families whose relatives served in WW1.

The group from the Adult Disability Day Service then performed their original script using life-size puppets, which they had also created.

The exhibition at Prescot Museum includes the puppets, alongside the participants’ artwork and creative writing.  In addition, the play can be viewed on screens throughout the day in the museum.

Prescot Museum, located in the One Stop Shop at Prescot Shopping Centre, is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm and on Saturday, 9am to 3.30pm.  Admission is free.

The exhibition will run until Spring 2015.  It will then be replaced by a display of clocks and watches, recently donated to Prescot Museum by the family of local horology enthusiast Stan Hegarty.

Knowsley Council’s Adult Disability Service is located across the borough and provide a range of support and activities for adults.  For further details about the service, contact 0151 443 3985