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 new work by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Personal reflections on Partition

Fabrications 2017

A celebration of textiles through the eyes of artists in Pennine Lancashire September 2017

St Silas CE Primary School

Bristol-based artist Marina Moreno is spending this academic year with St Silas CE Primary School in Blackburn. She will be staging creative interventions in the school and working with the children on photography, dance, drama, drawing, yoga and much more.

What grounds Us

Artist Laura Jamieson is artist in residence at the Jinnah Centre in Burnley. Over the next eight months she will be spending time with the communities and young people of Stoneyholme and Daneshouse.

Local Colour

Claire Wellesley-Smith is working at Elmfield Hall to work with the local community and experiment with dyeing techniques that were pioneered at the hall almost 100 years ago.

Art in Manufacturing

Art in Manufacturing is a collaboration between the Festival of Making and Super Slow Way. Together we have commissioned nine multidisciplinary artists to work with some of the leading manufacturers across Pennine Lancashire.

O.K. – The Musical

A new co-commission with Tate Liverpool let audiences see the entire production and performance of a musical unfold live in the gallery.

Burnley Youth Theatre: Super High Way

Join Burnley Youth Theatre for an exciting performance on the banks of the canal at Sandygate Square, Burnley.

Muhammad Ali and Me

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 is a collaborative project which brings together young people interested in social action from SLYNCS and a site-specific theatre company from the Netherlands – PeerGrouP.

Hugging the Canal

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.

Alwin Reamillo – Harkat

Harkat, devised by Philippine artist Alwin Reamillo in collaboration with Action Factory and the Canalside Community Centre is a cross-cultural project that celebrates the spirit of journey, diversity and community.

Blackburn Canal Festival

Blackburn Canal Festival is being done the Super Slow Way this year in celebration of 200 years of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

The Exbury Egg

On the first stop in a national tour, Stephen Turner's Exbury Egg comes to Finsley Gate Wharf in Burnley.

Circle of Friends Go Walking

Circle of Friends Go Walking' is a collaboration between artist Jean McEwan and Blackburn Circle of Friends group. Together they are exploring playful, creative ways of walking, wandering and wondering.

Kinara Festival

The Love & Etiquette Foundation is bringing a month of events celebrating Islamic culture to Pennine Lancashire this summer.