The Thompson Park project is a collaboration between Super Slow Way, Burnley Borough Council and Burnley Leisure Trust and is being led by Blaze, an arts organisation led by young people to develop the next generation of Cultural Producers.
Working with 16 – 25 year olds who use the park and live in communities around the park the project aims to involve them in shaping the future of Thompson Park and the activities that happen there. The group have chosen to focus on the impact of plastic pollution on the local environment including the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Thompson Park, and the River Brun. They will be raising awareness of this issue as well as wider environment issues through a social action campaign, culminating in a production of a show-stopping light finale piece which will be performed in the park in February 2019.
The group will meet every Thursday at The Pavilion, Thompson Park from 4.30 – 6pm and in the local area. The group are still keen to welcome new members, so if you’d like to get involved email Sam Marine at email@example.com.