AN artist will be offering tips about how to create Olympic street party banners ahead of the torch relay.

Knowsley Council is arranging the design session because the flame is passing through St Helens and Prescot on Friday, June 1.

Representatives from schools or community groups can get tips on making colourful and vibrant banners, flags and bunting.

Sessions will take place on Saturday, May 12 at Knowsley Park Centre for Learning, Prescot between 10am and 12.30pm, and 1.15pm to 4.15pm.

Contact Knowsley Arts & Heritage Service on 0151 443 5649 or email by Wednesday May 9.