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.
The British Textile Biennial
Claire Wellesley-Smith works with the local community at Elmfield Hall, and experimented with dyeing techniques that were pioneered at the hall almost 100 years ago.
A celebration of textiles through the eyes of artists in Pennine Lancashire September 2017
A work by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Personal reflections on Partition
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.
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.
US artist Suzanne Lacy worked with the people of Pendle to create a mass participation artwork at Brierfield Mill in September.
A co-commission with Tate Liverpool let audiences see the entire production and performance of a musical unfold live in the gallery.
On the first stop in a national tour, Stephen Turner's Exbury Egg came to Finsley Gate Wharf in Burnley.
Young men at Hollins Technology College explored issues of identity with a variety of artists.
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.