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.


Banner Culture

Share your messages of protest, hope and allegiance with us.

Connecting Industries

Blog post number 9 from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith & the Local Colour group


The Double Negative Review

Siobhan Forshaw visits Reetu Sattar & Madiha Aijaz film installations in Burnley & Nelson

Last weekend to see Reetu Sattar’s ‘Lost Tune’

Based in Thompson Park pavilion in Burnley


Generation Change: A new project from Super Slow Way and Blaze

Are you aged 16-25? Want to collaborate with professional artists and run your own events?

A Bicentenary

Blog post number 8 from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith & the Local Colour group