RESIDENTS are invited to get creative to take part in a community centre's exhibition.

While Newton Community Centre has remained closed, the team have still been working behind the scenes to maintain a 'new normal'.

The borough has seen so many projects and acts of kindness and inspiration as people rallied behind the effort to come together during the tough period of the pandemic.

To invoke this community spirit that St Helens has seen during the coronavirus lockdown, the community centre is asking residents to get involved in its first Community Art Exhibition.

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Naoise Johnson-Martin, centre support officer, said: "To celebrate the community spirit and generosity St Helens has witnessed during the COVID-19 lockdown, we wanted to do something special.

"We have launched our first Community Art Exhibition; 'One Hundred Hearts'.

"Artists or not, we are inviting everyone in St Helens to get involved."

People can drop their 'hearts' off at the centre on Tuesday, August 11.

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The 'One Hundred Hearts' exhibition will form part of a permanent art installation of a community collaboration at the centre on Park Road South and will be unveiled at a celebration event to mark the end of lockdown, with specific details to be confirmed.