The Leeds & Liverpool Canal powered the Industrial Revolution
in Pennine Lancashire.

200 years on from the canal’s birth we want to stage a new creative revolution, this time powered by art and people.


Legendary Producer Martyn Ware seeks memories of Tony’s Ballroom

Dancing the night away – Memories, mementoes and music from Tony’s Empress Ballroom, Blackburn sought by musician and producer Martyn Ware for Art in Manufacturing

Lancashire Makers and memories wanted for the making of a South Asian wedding

Artist Dawinder Bansal calls out to communities to contribute to ‘The Making of a South Asian Wedding’, gathering the traditional, family and community making skills that made food, clothing, decoration and more for a typical 80s celebration


‘We don’t want this to get lost’ – Nelson’s ‘Banner Women’ working with Zaneb Khatun

Dry stone walls, socialism and social conscience, history of strong women, rain, music. This is what Pendle means to the 'Banner Women' of Nelson. Elena Adorni talks about their project with artist Zaneb Khatun.
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RT @festofmaking: ‘Artists can play the role of archivist & social historian in ways that engage people & fire the imagination’ - @martynwa
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RT @InSitu_1: Another opportunity to join the In-Situ team Marketing, PR & Comms Co-ordintaor 2 days per week – potential to increase d…
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RT @DawinderBansal: Getting seriously excited about my art installation @festofmaking 12&13 May #Blackburn Spent all day hunting for #vinyl