Life and Death of a Plastic Bag

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Life and Death of a Plastic Bag

Life and Death of a Plastic Bag

Jane Leach By Jane Leach

The life of a plastic bag is pretty mundane and we want to make it more interesting. With your help we’ll create 21st Century “stained glass” panels for the tower of St Luke’s (Bombed Out) Church.

Liverpool Idea stage

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Plastic bags get filled with shopping and then either thrown away, or if they're really lucky they may get recycled into other plastic bags. Using all sorts of different music as inspiration, those unwanted carriers will become decorative panels in a really simple and creative way. Then the panels will be used to inspire music created using instruments made from junk. The results will adorn St Luke’s during the dark winter months, bringing light, colour and life. The ultimate in recycling and re-using!

Sessions for vulnerably housed adults and young people not in education, employment or training will be led by i-architect and Urban Strawberry Lunch.

What we'll deliver:

  • install lights to backlight the panels during the dark winter months and make them shine
  • build an installation of colourful plastic panels within St Luke's (Bombed out) Church
  • display the work online to promote the Bombed out Church and to share the artworks created
  • run panel and music making sessions with vulnerably housed adults in collaboration with Crisis and The Basement
  • run panel and music making sessions with young people (NEETS) in collaboration with the charities YPAS and MYA

Why it's a great idea:

Using recycled plastics to create an installation within St. Luke's “Bombed out Church”, Liverpool.
Turning consumer waste into a positive generator for urban and cultural change.
Reflecting personal reactions to music and art.
Providing opportunities for creation of music and art to marginalised groups of homeless people and NEETs.

Steps to get it done:

  • i-architect and Urban Strawberry lunch will plan and deliver the workshops
  • lighting installed by electricians / lighting technicians
  • steel structural support constructed by specialist
  • workshop participants recruited by Crisis, The Basement, Young People's Advisory Service, Merseyside Youth Association


Location Liverpool

About the space

A bombed out church lacking roof and windows


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