Super Slow Way is an arts commissioning programme in Pennine Lancashire shaped by local communities working alongside a wide range of local, national and international artists and producers. Super Slow Way takes its name from a poem by Ian McMillan, the Canal & River Trust’s poet laureate for 2012, about the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, which runs across the area the programme serves.


The vision is for the canal to become a vehicle for bringing communities together on a waterway which everyone shares, exploring how radical and ambitious art programming by the people of Pennine Lancashire can develop creativity, strength and connectedness across and within communities.


Inside The Experiment Shed

Blog post number 10 from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith & the Local Colour group

Call for Expression of Interest – Art in Manufacturing

The National Festival of Making and British Textile Biennial are inviting Expressions of Interest for one new Art in Manufacturing commission.


We’re looking for volunteers for the British Textile Biennial

We’re recruiting volunteers to help us deliver the British Textile Biennial taking place across Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley and Pendle this Autumn.

Open Call from Generation Change

We are Generation Change - a group of 18-22 year olds in Burnley who want to use our voice to make a change in our local area, through a new creative commission


Banner Culture

Share your messages of protest, hope and allegiance with us.

Connecting Industries

Blog post number 9 from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith & the Local Colour group