Get Involved

Super Slow Way is here to get more people involved in arts activity, to work with artists 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 with an artist and, like all the most interesting journeys, may lead you to something you least expect. Above all, it’s about doing something new, in a way you’ve never done before. It’s more interesting for an artist if you do not dictate what you want but work together to produce something that may be anything from a pop up café to a knitting club or a poetry performance. It can be very small or very ambitious.

If you’d like to have a chat about how you can get involved in Super Slow Way projects contact Uzma Raziq on uzma@superslowway.org.uk

Current Opportunities

Volunteers Team – British Textiles Biennial

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

You’ll meet new people, gain new skills and experience working in the Arts. Whether you can spare a few days or a few hours we’d love you to get involved.

With events including; Live the Dream, new works by artist Jamie Holman exploring the history of radical gatherings, Alice Kettle’s Thread Bearing Witness, Cult Culture Subversion an exhibition exploring the social significance of the t-shirt and Banner Culture, a major crowd sourced exhibition of textile banners from across the UK.  See www.britishtextilebiennial.co.uk for full information

About the festival

The first British Textile Biennial throws a spotlight on the nation’s creativity, innovation and expression in textiles against the backdrop of the impressive infrastructure of the cotton industry in Pennine Lancashire. Throughout October 2019 we look at fabric as a means of expression; exploring textiles as a vehicle for protest and cultural identity in installations, performances and art works that take a dynamic look at our relationship with that most basic and ancient of human creations, cloth.

Find out more at www.britishtextilebiennial.co.uk

We are looking for volunteers for a number of different roles including hosts, promoters and hands on helpers:

Hosts: This role involves welcoming the public into exhibitions, talking to them about the work and helping with evaluation.

Hands on Helpers: A more behind the scenes role – if you’d rather roll your sleeves up and help with practical set up of events and packing away afterwards this is for you!

Promoters: This can even be done from the comfort of your armchair! This involves sharing festival news and events on your social media channels and with your friends as well as leaflet distribution and generally being a festival ambassador.

What we offer
A creative day trip to get to know your fellow volunteers.
A branded British Textile Biennial T shirt
Free tickets to our events.
Expenses covered.
A volunteer day with lunch to meet the team and gain more knowledge about the festival and training for your volunteer role.
References and advice for future job applications.

When?
Promotion work, any time from now
Event set up will take place in the run up to the festival.
Event hosting throughout October 2019

Get in touch!
I you’d like to hear more or to sign up please email uzma@superslowway.org.uk and let her know your name, age (telephone number, town of residence / postcode, and any special requirements you may have, and finally do please specify if there is a role you would particularly like to volunteer for and she’ll get in touch with you for a chat.

For more information about the festival programme and the kinds of events you could be helping out with see www.britishtextilebiennial.co.uk