Get Involved

The Super Slow Way is here to get more people involved in cultural activity, to work with people in new ways, to do things they’ve never done before, to experiment, explore or even transform their environment.

Super Slow Way wants to support you to go on a journey of discovery and, like all the most interesting journeys we hope it may lead you to something you least expect. Above all all our projects and events are about doing something new, in a way you’ve never done before. The majority of our projects and events are free and everyone is welcome to come and get involved.

Current Opportunities

Community Forums
If you’d like to help shape what happens in your community and have your say about the work Super Slow Way plans as well as getting actively involved why not join one of our Community Forums? Two of our projects The ‘Ripple Effect’ and Blackburn Spaces are shaped by a steering group of local residents supported by The Super Slow Way and local partners. If you’d like to find out more contact  

A lot of our activity couldn’t happen without our brilliant volunteers working behind the scenes and helping to make events happen across East Lancashire we’re currently looking for volunteers to get involved with both Burnley Canal Festival and our sister project The British Textile Biennial. Whether you can give a couple of hours or a few days your time makes a huge difference and in return hopefully you’ll gain new skills and get to know new people. If you’d like to know more fill in our volunteers for here or contact Uzma Raziq on

Homegrown/Homespun is a ground-breaking regenerative fashion pilot project which explores regenerative textile production with communities in Blackburn. It is an innovative, natural textile and clothing project with far reaching benefits for the environment and nature, health and cohesion of the community, and the stimulation of a local green economy along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal corridor in East Lancashire our volunteer group meet regularly on a Friday morning to do a whole range of activity – everyone is welcome to come and see what we’re up to, have a brew and say hello. If you’d like to know more contact Uzma Raziq on

If you’d like to have a chat about what else we have going on or if you have a group that would like to get involved please do get in touch!

Accessibility and Inclusion

Super Slow Way is committed to ensuring that everyone, regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender, religious beliefs, age, or disability is always treated with equal respect.  We aim to nurture an environment which accommodates, includes, and celebrates diverse voices.

We believe that the arts are for everyone and that equality, diversity and inclusion help to support creativity. We are committed to community engagement and encouraging wider access and participation in our work.

We aim to support all participants and visitors and to reduce and remove barriers to projects and events, both physical and perceptual wherever possible.

To do this

  • We seek to understand and respond to the diversity of our communities to produce and promote a programme of relevant and ambitious work of the highest quality.
  • We create accessible exhibitions and events wherever possible within the resources of the festival and work hard to ensure our venues are as accessible as they can be.
  • We are committed to increase the diversity of the workforce and volunteer teams from communities in the area and undertake ongoing awareness training with current employees and volunteers.

Please talk to us if you have queries or require any assistance in advance of your visit by emailing or

Please see here for Canal and River Trusts full Equality and Diversity Statement