Homotopia 2020 DigitalBrochure - Flipbook - Page 6
ST HELENS x HOMOTOPIA
29 OCTOBER - 22 DECEMBER 2020
PATTERN OF PLAY
ONLINE / FREE / lilyparr.org
Pattern of Play is a portraits series of Lily Parr by
illustrator Millie Chesters. An inspirational story of strength
commissioned by St Helens Borough Council’s Arts In
Libraries team for Homotopia Festival 2020.
Born in 1905, Lily was a pioneering footballer from St
Helens, known for her powerful kick and strong personality.
She was open about being lesbian long before the UK’s
decriminalisation of homosexuality and she carried on
playing football despite the FA’s 1921 ruling against women
playing on affiliated grounds in the UK.
Millie Chesters is an illustrator who brings lines into life across
her sketchbooks and digital spaces. Inspired by sport,
portraiture and music, her drawings are full of movement and
capable of communicating social issues with clear vitality.
Suitable for all ages.