IMAGINATIONS sparkled during the half-term break, as children displayed their artistic skills at Church Square Shopping Centre in St Helens.

The youngsters got involved with glass decorating during the craft sessions held in the shopping centre, learning the ancient art of stained glass-making.

Their art masterpieces have gone on show in the centre for shoppers, friends and relatives to admire.

Church Square Shopping Centre manager Steve Brogan said: “We feel it’s important to put on free events like this during school holidays.

“As a dad myself, I know that all parents welcome the chance to get out with their youngsters for the day, without having to spend too much money.”

The Glassical Galleria opened in a spare shop unit in Church Square Shopping Centre, featuring artists dressed as fun characters, including singer Gloria Glass Half Full and her musical brother Garibaldi Glass Half Empty.