Generation Change (previously The Thompson Park project) is a collaboration between Super Slow Way, Burnley and 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. In 2018/9 the group chose to focus on the impact of plastic pollution on the local environment including the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, Thompson Park, and the River Brun. They raised awareness of this issue as well as wider environment issues through a social action campaign, culminating in a production of light and sound spectacular created in collaboration with internationally acclaimed light artists Illuminous which was performed in the park on Saturday 23 February 2019.
The group meet every Thursday at The Pavilion, Thompson Park from 4.30 – 6pm and in the local area and are now working on a new commission. The group are still keen to welcome new members, so if you’d like to get involved email Hannah Whitlow firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also see what they’ve been up to on their instagram feed at @generationchangeburnley