Super Slow Way is an arts commissioning programme in Pennine Lancashire shaped by local communities working alongside a wide range of local, national and international artists and producers. Super Slow Way takes its name from a poem by Ian McMillan, the Canal & River Trust’s poet laureate for 2012, about the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, which runs across the area the programme serves.


The vision is for the canal to become a vehicle for bringing communities together on a waterway which everyone shares, exploring how radical and ambitious art programming by the people of Pennine Lancashire can develop creativity, strength and connectedness across and within communities.


Provocation by Uzma Raziq

Creative People and Places symposium in Luton

Madder Connections

Local Colour blog post 5 by Claire Wellesley-Smith


Digging Deeper

Blog post number 4 from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith

Make Work

The latest blog from artist Jamie Holman


Armistice Day at Elmfield Hall

The latest blog from the Local Colour group and artist Claire Wellesley-Smith

Artlands: sharing knowledge, trading resources, exchanging gifts

Jenny Rutter and Amanda Smethurst tell us about their trip to Australia to share Creative People and Places learning and practice