What’s on

Looking for something to do? We run an eclectic and exciting events and exhibitions programme aimed at both families and adult visitors. It ranges from crafts and performances to road races and much more!

Last chance to see Being Port Sunlight Exhibition!

This July – 19th September 2021

The exhibition chronicles the personal experiences of Port Sunlight’s residents, groups and businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic. Full of personal reminiscences, video footage and images relating to lockdown from groups, families and individuals.

The exhibition is an emotional and fascinating display of how we lived through this time of change.

The content for the exhibition has been drawn from Be Port Sunlight, an online hub containing a fascinating archive of audio-visual material which conveys as sense of life during the 2020 pandemic.

Featuring everything from homemade NHS ‘thank you’ signs and pandemic poetry to virtual pubs and a lockdown love bench, it all provides a snapshot of the intimate and shared moments which occurred in one historic village and conversation area during this time.

For more information on the online hub, visit www.beportsunlight.co

Admission to Being Port Sunlight is free and no pre-booking is required. COVID-related safety measures including social distancing and limited visitor numbers will be in place.

Opening Hours:  Final Week!  Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 3pm
Location: Being Port Sunlight is located in the Port Sunlight Church Hall, Bridge Street CH62 5DL

 

Last chance to see Tod Hanson’s Box Room!

Box Room, Saturday 17th July – Sunday 19th September 2021

Its the final week to see the large-scale art installation inspired by the iconic Sunlight soap packaging.

Created by artist Tod Hanson, Box Room combines graphics inspired by the world’s first packaged and branded laundry soap with references to the architectural features of the village and the industrial heritage of Lever Brothers famous soap factory.

Box Room is on show inside Port Sunlight’s church hall, which was once part of the MacFisheries shops complex in the village and thought to be used as a bakery. The outside of the 18 foot long box installation amplifies graphic elements from the Sunlight packaging, while inside is a room which fuses the functional design of a factory space with a decorative domestic interior.

Admission to Box Room is free and no pre-booking is required. COVID-related safety measures will be in place including social distancing, using our check-in system on arrival and limited visitor numbers will be in place inside the Church Hall. Our PSVT team will monitor this on the door so there may be small waiting times on more popular days.

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 3pm
Location: Box Room is located in the Port Sunlight Church Hall, Bridge Street CH62 5DL

 

Virtual Q&A Session with Tod Hanson

For the final week of Box Room, we’d like to invite you to a special online Q&A session with the artist himself.

This is your chance to ask the artist anything you’d like to know about Box Room, questions at the ready!  The session will be held online between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday 16th September.

If you are interested in joining this session, please email events@portsunlightvillage.com with your full name and we’ll send you the link to join the session a day in advance via email.

 

Heritage Open Days

This years theme for Heritage Open Days is Edible England.  Join us for a guided edible heritage walking tour around Port Sunlight!

Free tours available on Friday 10th, Saturday 11th, Friday 17th or Saturday 18th September, 2pm-3.30pm

Limited spaces booking essential, please book your space here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/port-sunlight-edible-heritage-walking-tours-tickets-164974265469

Please note that tours take place in all weathers, so bring your brolly!

 

Thinking outside the Box dance workshop

Join Lauren Tucker from Tuckshop Dance Theatre for an open air choreography workshop inspired by Tod Hanson’s Box Room currently on display at the Church Hall.

Saturday 18th September, 10am-11.30am or 1pm-2.30pm.

This workshop will start at the Church Hall and end at the Bath Street end of the Dell in Port Sunlight.

Free workshop, limited spaces available booking essential, please book here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/thinking-outside-the-box-dance-workshop-tickets-167309530309

All children must be accompanied by an adult, recommended age 4-10 years, this event is weather dependent.  We hope to reschedule this event if the weather is bad.