Projects

Super Slow Way work with communities along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal exploring how radical and ambitious art programming by the people of Pennine Lancashire working alongside a wide range of artists can develop creativity, strength and connectedness across and within communities.

Past Projects

O.K. – The Musical

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

The Exbury Egg

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

Beyond Labels: In Young Men’s Shoes

Young men at Hollins Technology College explored issues of identity with a variety of artists.

Burnley Youth Theatre: Super High Way

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

Beyond Labels: In Young Men's Shoes

Young men at Hollins Technology College explored issues of identity with a variety of artists.

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

#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.

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 was a cross-cultural project that celebrated the spirit of journey, diversity and community.

Circle of Friends Go Walking

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

Kinara Festival

The Love & Etiquette Foundation brought a month of events celebrating Islamic culture to Pennine Lancashire.

Blackburn Canal Festival

Blackburn Canal Festival was done the Super Slow Way in celebration of 200 years of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.

The Island of Mill Hill

Anthony Schrag worked with the people of Mill Hill to investigate what it means to be a 'Mill Hiller'.

Super Slow Way: A Rhapsody to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

A specially commissioned Rhapsody by composer Ian Stephens featuring a libretto by Ian McMillan came to Blackburn.

Super Slow Way: A Rhapsody to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

A specially commissioned Rhapsody by composer Ian Stephens featuring a libretto by Ian McMillan came to Blackburn.

idle women

idle women's floating arts centre for women and girls visited sites along the canal in Pennine Lancashire throughout 2016.

Nightsafe

Artist Najia Bagi worked with the young people at Nightsafe in Blackburn to explore their relationships and ideas of identity.