Louise Hesketh is the Visual Arts Development Officer for Halton Borough Council, based at the Brindley arts centre, Runcorn. She was formerly the Outreach Coordinator for the Salina Arts Center, (USA), where she managed the Kansas Reciprocal Arts Touring Exhibition Service(KRATES).

As visual arts officer, Louise's role involves developing and curating the programme of exhibitions for the Brindley arts centre, the provision of community visual arts activities for all ages, and supporting the creative development of artists living and working in Halton.

Louise also works with partners across the Greater Merseywide region to develop and promote the local authority galleries in the area and raise the profile of artists.

Louise V. Hesketh

Visual Arts Development Office

The Brindley

High Street Runcorn


HBC internal ext. 4160

Tel: 0151 906 3737 or 07776 161 528 www.thebrindley.org.uk

New workshops at the Brindley this autumn



Saturday 22 November

Wire Sculpture – with Angela Sidwell

Using chicken wire and single strand wire, create a garden sculpture based on animal forms with artist Angela Sidwell. All tools, materials and tuition provided but feel free to bring along photos or drawings to inspire your sculpture.
Suitable for ages 16+. Costs £30 including all materials.


Places can be booked in person at the Brindley box office and on 

0151 907 8360




Saturday, 29 Nov 2014 10am - 3pm 

Introduction to block printing: create a linocut, ink and print using our studio printing press. Learn how to register on the paper and how to overprint. Cost of workshop £25 including materials. Further details from Cathy Rounthwaite cathyrounthwaite@hotmail.com

Venue: Hazlehurst Studios, 73a High Street, Runcorn. WA7 1AH

 Please book on line - https://v1.bookwhen.com/hazlehurst or email Cathy (as above)

The studios are located above the garage on the High Street, through the bright green door. Parking in the Brindley car park behind the studio or across the road in the Co-op car park.

Please note that there are stairs to reach the studio and unfortunately we do not have disabled access

Kind regards



There are many ways you can get in touch with us here at Hazlehurst.

By Email: enquiries@hazlehurststudios.co.uk

By Phone: 01928897178

By Snail Mail: 73a High Street, Runcorn. WA7 1AH

Twitter: @HazlehurstCraft

Facebook: HazlehurstCraftStudios

Website: www.hazlehurststudios.co.uk


Hazlehurst Studios
73a High Street

Kind regards


Louise V Hesketh

Visual Arts Development Officer

The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn WA7 1 BG

Tel: 0151 511 8194 (direct line) Mobile: 07776161528


Please find below details of a life drawing class in Runcorn



Hazlehurst Craft Studios

73A High Street, Runcorn Cheshire, WA7 1AH

10am till 3pm.

The next class will be held on November 10th, and then the following will be held January 12th 2013 then every fourth Saturday afterwards.

I supply all arts materials and drawing boards.

Beginners, experienced and advanced all welcome.

£25.00 per class.

If you need any more information, please don't hesitate to call

Natalie 07599338216 or email, elmcommunityarts@yahoo.co.uk

                                           Years Ahead –

Creative Fun for the over 50

Years Ahead is a voluntary community arts

organisation based in Halton.

We run a range of friendly and accessible creative arts courses in Widnes and Runcorn.

Our courses are listed below, with dates and times when the next sessions will start.  Even if you’ve never tried these activities before please come along, beginners are always welcome.

To find out more, just turn up to a session, you can be sure of a warm welcome

                     Years Ahead: Painting & Drawing in Runcorn & Widnes

Wednesdays 10am - 12.30pm 19 September onwards at

Ditton Community Centre, Widnes

Thursdays 10am - 12.30pm 20 September onwards at

Grangeway Community Centre, Runcorn

Years Ahead: Crafts

Thursdays 10am - 12 noon 20 September onwards at

Grangeway Community Centre, Runcorn

Years Ahead: Creative Writing

Develop your writing skills from poetry to short stories.

Thursdays 10am - 12.30pm 20 September onwards at Grangeway Community Centre, Runcorn

Years Ahead: Tap Dance

Wednesdays 1.30 - 2.30pm 19 September onwards at Ditton Community Centre, Widnes


It costs £2 per term to join Years Ahead and each session you attend costs £3. Phone Louise Hesketh @ the Brindley on 0151 907 8360 for more information.


Years Ahead are supported by Halton Borough Council, through Adult Learning & Skills Development and Halton Arts Development