The Leeds & Liverpool Canal powered the Industrial Revolution
in Pennine Lancashire.

200 years on from the canal’s birth we want to stage a new creative revolution, this time powered by art and people.


Conversations in Creativity events

New series of events as part of National Festival of Making


‘We don’t want this to get lost’ – Nelson’s ‘Banner Women’ working with Zaneb Khatun

Dry stone walls, socialism and social conscience, history of strong women, rain, music. This is what Pendle means to the 'Banner Women' of Nelson. Elena Adorni talks about their project with artist Zaneb Khatun.

Broadside Balladress Jen Reid on Hugging the Canal

Jennifer Reid talks about singing for her supper as she and Simon Woolham walked from Leeds to Liverpool along the canal to celebrate its bicentenary in 2016.