Examples of innovative events, performances, exhibitions and participatory arts interventions taking place in libraries across the North, shared during Arts In Libraries networking sessions
Owen is the Senior Arts In Libraries Officer for St. Helens Council. He is responsible for leading on the programming and management of the award winning Cultural Hubs - Arts In Libraries initiative. Previously, he worked for Warrington Borough Council where he had a number of different roles, including Drama Development Officer and Arts and Older Peoples Officer. He is passionate about using the arts in their myriad forms to transform settings that are not traditionally seen as arts venues into spaces for performance, exhibition, experimentation and creativity.
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