Mayor to open Runcorn Shopping City’s Annual Display of Local Primary School Artwork at the centre

Runcorn Shopping City

On Monday 5th February 2024 Runcorn Shopping City are delighted to announce the official opening of their annual primary school arts exhibition by Mayor of Halton; ​Councillor Val Hill​​​ at 4pm.

The exhibition will feature artwork from more than 40 local Halton primary schools and the display will remain in the Town Square from 5 February to 23 February for visitors to enjoy, there will be also be a joint schools choir performing on the opening day.

Councillor Val Hill​​​ will be launching the Halton Primary Arts Network’s main exhibition in an official ceremony and it will remain open for the week before half term, during it and for one week afterwards.

Dave Pearman, Shopping Centre Manager at Runcorn Shopping City, said:

“Shopping City has proudly hosted Halton Primary Arts Network’s annual exhibition since 2016, and it is always a huge success and so well received by locals.

“Research has shown the incredibly positive benefits of arts and cultural education for young people, including increasing engagement in overall classroom learning and achieving higher academic results. Further still, studying the arts has been shown to positively impact a child’s emotional wellbeing and future employability as it fosters innovation, empathy and resilience, enriching young lives making them happier and healthier.

“It is so important to encourage pupils to explore their creativity and to help boost their confidence, so we are thrilled to be able to provide a platform to showcase some of the area’s budding artists’ work!

“Please do come along and enjoy some the one-off artwork created especially for this showing that we’ll have on display.”

The Halton Primary Arts Network (HPAN) is a network created to manage arts provision in schools across Halton. It strives to give schools the opportunity to show the artwork which is being created by them in the area. Schools work together each year on a theme to create exhibition pieces for display. Last year’s theme was ‘A Step Back in Time’, and this year it is ‘What a Wonderful World’.

Access to the exhibition and parking is free. For more information please see ‘what’s on’ at Runcorn Shopping City by visiting their website.