The Story of Dream

Dream marks the fulfilment of a long-held ambition for St.Helens.

 

The local community had yearned for something to fill the void left by the colliery since its closure, while the idea of a gateway public art feature was first articulated in 2003 in the Borough's private sector led regeneration strategy.

 

Six years on and Dream has not only become a reality, drawing thousands of new visitors and both popular and critical acclaim, but has also been the star of a prime-time Channel 4 TV series and been nominated for the prestigious Marsh Sculpture Prize, awarded to the best public sculpture of the year.

 

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There have been challenges and hurdles along the way, but ultimately Dream is a triumph, a stunning visual feast, and a spectacular object lesson in the "art of the possible", demonstrating what can be achieved when committed people with a shared vision work together towards a common goal.

 

The following sub-sections chart the story of Dream...