St Helens Day Citizens’ Parade (Subtitled)

St Helens Day Citizens’ Parade (Subtitled)


Sara: “Heart of Glass approached us and asked us if we could come up with a concept for a parade to celebrate St Helens’ 150th Anniversary.” (Sara) There’s very rich heritage in this town, we’ve heard so much about it. Sara: “People are rightfully really of proud it and we wanted to hear a bit more about the alternative history, the alternative story of the town.” Sara: “So we’ve been out and about, we’ve been meeting people, finding out about the unsung heroes of the town.” {drums beating} Léonie: “There’s a real sense of celebration I think we wanted to do something loud and colourful and sparkling to sort of, just to really celebrate the people that we don’t often hear about or see or that don’t get the recognition that they completely deserve.” Sara: “We’re going to parade through the town centre, we’re going to make lots of noise.” “We’ve got a brass band, we’ve got a samba band, we’ve got some drummers, stilt walkers.” {drumming} {electric guitars} (Sara) But in Victoria Square this morning, when everyone was outside the town hall with the art work they’ve made, and the horses turned up the vehicles turned up, the bands started playing I was like, oh my God, it’s not just post-its on paper anymore! Léonie: “Happy Hands from the Deafness Resource Centre got up and performed a completely moving version of Never Enough which was just so, I sort of couldn’t follow it as it was just so moving {Never Enough – Loren Allred} ♪ All the shine of a thousand spotlights All the stars we steal from the night sky Will never be enough Never be enough Towers of gold are still too little These hands could hold the world but it’ll Never be enough Never be enough For me ♪

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