Super Slow Way aims to spark a creative revolution in Pennine Lancashire. We are working with communities along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, connecting people with local, national and international artists and commissioning projects that allow for collaboration, exploration of new ideas and experimentation with innovative approaches.
A work by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Personal reflections on Partition
A celebration of textiles through the eyes of artists in Pennine Lancashire September 2017
Bristol-based artist Marina Moreno spent the academic year with St Silas CE Primary School in Blackburn. She staged creative interventions in the school and worked with the children on photography, dance, drama, drawing, yoga and much more.
Artist Laura Jamieson is artist in residence at the Jinnah Centre in Burnley. Over eight months she spent time with the communities and young people of Stoneyholme and Daneshouse.
Claire Wellesley-Smith worked with the local community at Elmfield Hall, and experimented with dyeing techniques that were pioneered at the hall almost 100 years ago.
Art in Manufacturing is a collaboration between the Festival of Making and Super Slow Way. Together we commissioned nine multidisciplinary artists to work with some of the leading manufacturers across Pennine Lancashire.
A co-commission with Tate Liverpool let audiences see the entire production and performance of a musical unfold live in the gallery.
Burnley Youth Theatre led an exciting performance on the banks of the canal at Sandygate Square, Burnley.
Muhammad Ali and Me is the coming-of-age story of a young, black, gay girl growing up in foster care, and her fantastical friendship with the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest’.
#BridgingBlackburn was a collaborative project which brought together young people interested in social action from SLYNCS and a site-specific theatre company from the Netherlands – PeerGrouP.
Singing for their supper, artists Jennifer Reid and Simon Woolham set off to walk the 127 miles of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, exchanging their traditional songs with inn keepers along the way for accommodation and food.
Harkat, devised by Philippine artist Alwin Reamillo in collaboration with Action Factory and the Canalside Community Centre was a cross-cultural project that celebrated the spirit of journey, diversity and community.
Blackburn Canal Festival was done the Super Slow Way in celebration of 200 years of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
On the first stop in a national tour, Stephen Turner's Exbury Egg came to Finsley Gate Wharf in Burnley.