1st May 2024

OPEN CALL: Bill Hunt Blackburn Revamp

The Bill Hunt is a large canal barge which, in previous years, has offered a range of trips, residentials and mobile classroom activities along the canal, with sitting room for 32 people.
12th April 2024

WE’RE HIRING – Creative Alliance Internship: Data and Evaluation Assistant

The British Textile Biennial and The Super Slow Way are looking for an individual to join their team as part of the Blackburn Creative Alliance Internship Programme.
7th March 2024

OPEN CALL: Lomeshaye Park Pop Up Cafe

Always wanted to run your own cafe or take away, or expand your current food offer?
20th February 2024

OPEN CALL: Audley Space – Artist Residency

We are looking for an artist to work with the local community in Higher Audley, Blackburn, over the spring and summer of 2024.
17th January 2024

SSW Blackburn Spaces Advisory Group & Community Forum

Join us for our newly formed Super Slow Way Blackburn Spaces Advisory Group & Community Forum/s.
15th January 2024

OPEN CALL: Super Slow Way Audio Residency

We are looking for an artist/artists to work with communities along The Super Slow Way over the next year to create an audio platform!
22nd November 2023

OPEN CALL: Peace Tree

9th November 2023

This is Nelson: Community Assembly

Join us at the next This Is Nelson Community Assembly on Saturday 11th November for a social discussion about the arts and culture in Nelson.
7th July 2023

Spinning and Weaving School

4th June 2023

Small Bells Ring Returns

14th March 2023

OPEN CALL: Super Small Ways

We’re looking for proposals for two artist residencies in Burnley and Hyndburn over the spring and summer of 2023!
14th February 2023

OPEN CALL: Ripple Effect Creative Skills

Open call for Pendle residents to run food, growing and planting or creative workshops.
3rd November 2022

Join Blaze in the Wild

1st November 2022

OPEN CALL: Super Small Ways

We’re now looking for proposals for four unique creative residencies to work with community groups along the canal in Blackburn and Burnley
31st October 2022

Pocket Park Mural Time-lapse

21st October 2022

We’re Recruiting – Independent Chair: Consortium Steering Group Board

19th October 2022

The Nasheed Choir – Bradford

10th October 2022

Homegrown/Homespun on Countryfile

2nd September 2022

Linear Park Survey

3rd August 2022

OPEN CALL: Lancashire Textile Gallery – Pilot Commissions

3rd August 2022

OPEN CALL: Lancashire Textile Gallery –Academic Research Commissions

30th June 2022

Artist Open Call: Queen Street & Helmshore Mill

3rd May 2022

Request for proposal – Green Book Business Case

26th April 2022

We’re working with BDP

8th April 2022

Ripple Effect Project Coordinator role

We are looking for a part time project co-ordinator to set up and run the Ripple Effect project over the next two years.
4th April 2022

Mini Orchard planted in Daneshouse

24th March 2022

Colour Burst workshop 2nd and 3rd April

We invite you to join artist Chris Plant to create a temporary light show under Centenary Way, Burnley.
2nd March 2022

Open Call: Workshops on the Water

24th February 2022

Open Call: Small Bells Ring – Writers Residencies

21st February 2022

Open Call: Super Small Ways – Neighbourhood Commissions

17th February 2022

Volunteers Wanted – Homegrown/Homespun

17th February 2022

Volunteer Crew Members Wanted for The RV Furor Scribendi

1st February 2022

Open Call Linear Park Pilot Landscape Strategy

25th January 2022

National Lottery funding for Homegrown/Homespun

10th January 2022

We’re hiring – Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot

Freelance roles for Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot project
3rd December 2021

Super Slow Way awarded Arts Council England Funding until 2025

15th July 2021

We’re hiring!

Part time Programme Administrator (Maternity Cover)
21st June 2021

Unlocking the potential of the Leeds & Liverpool canal in Pennine Lancashire: Feasibility Study launched

Proposed Pennine Lancashire Linear Park to provide opportunities for people to live, play and be inspired along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal
15th June 2021

British Textile Biennial 2021 programme announced for 1 – 31 October 2021

British Textile Biennial returns in 2021 with new artist commissions, exhibitions and performances
6th October 2020

Talk to Us – Community Conversations

Invitation to focus groups
5th October 2020

Linear Park feasibility study

Publica appointed to carry out the feasibility study for the Pennine Lancashire Linear Park concept along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal corridor from Nelson to Blackburn
5th October 2020

British Textile Biennial dates for 2021 announced

British Textile Biennial returns in 2021 with new artist commissions, exhibitions and performances
8th September 2020

Pendle Community Consultation

Talk to us...
8th July 2020

Final Thoughts

Local Colour blog post 14 by Claire Wellesley-Smith
21st May 2020

You OK?

Tina Dempsey wants to hear from you!
18th May 2020

Introducing…Jamie Holman

British Textile Biennial Artist in Residence Jamie Holman talks about some of his favourite artists and projects
12th May 2020

Introducing…Alex Zawadzki

Creative Producer and Curator Alex Zawadzki talks about Flashback, her inspiration and some of her favourite artists and projects
6th May 2020

ACE Funding and People, Place, Time and Space

We're very pleased to have been granted another 3 years funding to continue our work in East Lancashire, many thanks to Arts Council England
29th April 2020

Object Handling at a Distance

Blog post number 13 from Claire Wellesley-Smith and the Local Colour group
23rd April 2020

Flashback Launches

A New Archive Created To Capture The Memories of Rave Parties Scene In Blackburn, Lancashire
7th April 2020

Together Apart

Blog post number 12 from Claire Wellesley-Smith and the Local Colour group
19th March 2020

COVID-19: support for businesses guidance
18th March 2020

Corona virus update

5th February 2020

Arts Council England Creative Matters Podcast – Let’s Create

Laurie Peake, Sheila Maurice-Grey and Hollie Smith-Charles give host Tara Joshi their first impressions
5th February 2020

Co-Creation and Long-Term Projects

Blog post 11 from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith and the Local Colour group
4th February 2020

Hannah Leighton Boyce takes up residence at Darwen Terracotta and Faience for Art in Manufacturing.

4th October 2019

Art in Manufacturing Season Four – first commissioned artist revealed

12th August 2019

Inside The Experiment Shed

Blog post number 10 from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith & the Local Colour group
1st August 2019

Call for Expression of Interest – Art in Manufacturing

The National Festival of Making and British Textile Biennial are inviting Expressions of Interest for one new Art in Manufacturing commission.
23rd July 2019

We’re looking for volunteers for the British Textile Biennial

We’re recruiting volunteers to help us deliver the British Textile Biennial taking place across Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley and Pendle this Autumn.
22nd July 2019

Open Call from Generation Change

We are Generation Change - a group of 18-22 year olds in Burnley who want to use our voice to make a change in our local area, through a new creative commission
15th July 2019

Banner Culture

Share your messages of protest, hope and allegiance with us.
10th July 2019

Connecting Industries

Blog post number 9 from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith & the Local Colour group
2nd July 2019

The Double Negative Review

Siobhan Forshaw visits Reetu Sattar & Madiha Aijaz film installations in Burnley & Nelson
27th June 2019

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

Based in Thompson Park pavilion in Burnley
13th June 2019

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?
6th June 2019

A Bicentenary

Blog post number 8 from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith & the Local Colour group
4th June 2019

Burnley Canal Festival takes a 2019 break but plans an ambitious return

Organisers of Burnley’s annual Canal Festival announce that the very popular, award- winning event will not take place this year.
15th May 2019

A Steiner Walk

Blog post number 7 from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith and the Local Colour group
10th April 2019


A new play from the people of Lancashire
4th April 2019

Talking Textiles

Local Colour blog post 6 by Claire Wellesley-Smith
2nd April 2019

Madder Roots and Acid House Witch Trials

Dr Stephen Pritchard's second blog about his experiences of being a “properly critical critical friend” for Creative People and Places project, Super Slow Way
19th March 2019

Provocation by Uzma Raziq

Creative People and Places symposium in Luton
5th March 2019

Madder Connections

Local Colour blog post 5 by Claire Wellesley-Smith
31st January 2019

Digging Deeper

Blog post number 4 from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith
29th January 2019

Make Work

The latest blog from artist Jamie Holman
11th December 2018

Armistice Day at Elmfield Hall

The latest blog from the Local Colour group and artist Claire Wellesley-Smith
11th December 2018

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
3rd December 2018

Call out for Blackburn dance groups, exercise classes and keepy uppy experts!

29th November 2018

Liverpool Biennial touring programme across North of England announced

27th November 2018

The Super Slow Way shop is now live!

Products from regional contemporary craft makers, designers, artists and illustrators
27th November 2018

Call for Expression of Interest – Art in Manufacturing

23rd October 2018

Looking is different to seeing: Blog #3 from Artist Jamie Holman

The Politics of Cloth & the Lancashire Encounter Parade
11th October 2018

Artist Jen Kagan commissioned for Blackburn Cotton Exchange Light project.

11th October 2018

Artlands Victoria conference in Bendigo

10th October 2018

Seasonal Rhythms: October news from Gatty Park

10th October 2018

Volunteers needed for Thompson Park project

20th September 2018

Jamie Holman’s Live the Dream banner at Lancashire Encounters this weekend.

18th September 2018

Local Colour from artist Claire Wellesley-Smith

18th September 2018

Seeking participants for new project in Thompson Park!

31st August 2018

Blackburn’s banner heritage – Blog #2 from Artist Jamie Holman

30th August 2018

ARTIST CALL-OUT: The Exchange Blackburn & Super Slow Way

Exciting light commission for Blackburn Cotton Exchange
22nd August 2018

The Return of The Eggman!

Artist Stephen Turner returns for a Heritage Open Day at Finsley Gate Wharf
2nd August 2018

Live The Dream – a blog from artist Jamie Holman

19th July 2018

We’re looking for volunteers!

Volunteers needed for Burnley Canal Festival.
11th July 2018

The Hollins and Super Slow Way win The North West Cultural Education Awards.

11th July 2018

Artist Jamie Holman announced for Politics of Fabric co-commission for Lancashire Encounter 2018 and Fabrications 2019.

21st June 2018

The Hollins & Super Slow Way nominated for The North West Cultural Education Awards

21st June 2018

Colour octa-gone: Liz West’s 3D pointillism is hiding something

Kirsten Geekie and Terri Chen writing for
27th April 2018


Fabrications & Lancashire Encounter co-commission
18th April 2018

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
18th April 2018

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
11th April 2018

Arts in Manufacturing Season 2 – Artists Announced

Art in Manufacturing returns with six new artists residencies with manufacturers across Lancashire
3rd April 2018

OK The Musical website now online!

We're very excited to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to O.K. – The Musical and the many people who have contributed to it over the past four years
3rd April 2018

Burnley Canal Festival – Save the date!

2018 Dates – Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August
3rd April 2018

Liverpool Biennial touring programme coming to Burnley

From November 2018 to March 2020, Liverpool Biennial will tour works from its 10th edition, Beautiful world, where are you? to seven locations including Burnley.
7th February 2018

The Circle and The Square to be shown at the Sydney Biennale

The Circle and The Square, Suzanne Lacy's work made with the residents of Pendle to be shown as part of the Sydney Biennale
22nd November 2017

Beyond Labels: In Young Men’s Shoes: The team bring home the biggest prize of the night at this years Educate Awards 2017

13th November 2017

Super Slow Way awarded £1 million from the Arts Council

21st August 2017

Opportunity to try Performance Parkour with the Urban Playground Team!

18th August 2017

Article – The Double Negative

Shapes of Water Sounds of Hope
27th June 2017

We’re Recruiting Volunteers

Get involved with our events this Summer!
25th May 2017

Volunteer for Super Slow Way!

Would you like to lend a hand in delivering our wonderful arts programme for 2017?
17th May 2017

‘The Weaving of Pendle’ now on display at the ACE Centre, Nelson

Since the beginning of May, the ‘Banner Women’ have been joined by a special guest. Zaneb Khatun, a young textile Artist from Nelson, to create a banner for Pendle.
20th April 2017

Conversations in Creativity events

New series of events as part of National Festival of Making
3rd April 2017

Festival of Making – Front Room Factories

Call for Makers
30th March 2017

We are hiring! Communications Manager freelance opportunity

We are looking for an experienced freelancer to cover the Communications Manager function to start immediately through to October, to play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of our activity in Pennine Lancashire.
9th March 2017

Super Slow Way Annual Report 2016

2016 was an extraordinary year for Super Slow Way. Read our annual report to find out more about the creative revolution in Pennine Lancashire.
27th February 2017

Art in Manufacturing resident artists revealed

We are delighted to announce the nine artists who will be taking up residence in local industry as part of the Art in Manufacturing project - part of our commission with the National Festival of Making.
1st February 2017

O.K – The Musical featured in Swedish magazine

Artist Chris Kline talks about his project O.K - The Musical with Swedish magazine CultBytes
15th December 2016

Super Slow Way 2016 Highlights!

2016 has been a fantastic year for Super Slow Way. Watch the highlights in our Best Bits film!
23rd November 2016

We are hiring! Operations and Development Manager

We are looking for an experienced Operations and Development Manager for Super Slow Way, to play a crucial role in the delivery and development of our activity in Pennine Lancashire. This is a fixed-term contract January 2017 to December 2017.
15th November 2016

Creating Happiness exhibition & workshops

Cath Ford and her Creative Support group are launching an exhibition of 'happy art' and a series of workshops in Blackburn.
11th November 2016

shifting loyalties

idle women are holding an informal residential gathering for women in December, with special invited guest speakers.
8th November 2016

Meet Our Artists – Cath Ford

"I make things with people - that's what really inspires me, using my creativity to work with other people to help them to discover theirs."
3rd November 2016

Artist Opportunity – Art in Manufacturing Residencies

Super Slow Way is delighted to announce eight new commissions as part of the Festival of Making in 2017. Art in Manufacturing will partner artists with manufacturers in Blackburn for 6 month-residencies.
2nd November 2016

The Academy – Open Call

The Academy is an intensive course in professional creative practice – designed to support the needs of local makers, artists and generally creative folk, by giving you the fundamental building blocks upon which to build a solid professional future.
14th October 2016

Beyond Labels: In Young Men’s Shoes Goes on Tour

Following the success of the spoken word poetry project with young men from Hollins Technology College in Accrington, the group are taking to venues across Pennine Lancashire to spread the word of 'looking beyond the label'.
10th October 2016

Join us to celebrate 200 years of our wonderful waterway!

This year marks 200 years of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal. Join us this week for some special events that celebrate the waterway that fuelled the Industrial Revolution and is now inspiring the Super Slow Way creative revolution in Pennine Lancashire!
5th October 2016

Harkat Celebration: You are invited to a magical evening! 

Alwin Reamillo, resident artist with Action Factory and the Canalside Community Centre, will be launching his floating sculpture on Friday 7th October.
27th September 2016

Meet Our Artists – Alwin Reamillo

Alwin Reamillo is a Philippine artist who has come to Burnley to work with Action Factory and the Canalside Community Centre, and is working on a floating sculpture to be launched in October.
1st September 2016

Huge banquet to be held at Brierfield Mill with Suzanne Lacy

US artist Suzanne Lacy, in collaboration with Super Slow Way and In-Situ, is holding a huge banquet in the former Smith & Nephews Mill in Brierfield to celebrate the mill's history and look to its future.
11th August 2016

Meet Our Artists – Jean McEwan

"I work with people and I make things. Often I do the two things together."
10th August 2016

Open call for a socially engaged commission with Tate Liverpool

Super Slow Way and Tate Liverpool are launching an open call for a socially engaged practitioner to deliver a commission in Spring 2017.
3rd August 2016

Escape from the Island of Mill Hill!

On August 7th Anthony Schrag's residency in Mill Hill Blackburn is coming to a close and to celebrate his time here he is putting on an event including games, workshops and a tug-of-war.
28th July 2016

Artist Call Out – St Silas Primary School, Blackburn

Super Slow Way is looking for a resident artist to work with St Silas Church of England Primary School in Blackburn
14th June 2016

Tickets Go On Sale for the Super Slow Way Rhapsody!

Tickets have gone on sale for Super Slow Way: A Rhapsody to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, which will take place on October 16th 2016 at King George's Hall in Blackburn.
17th May 2016

Advice Session for Grants for the Arts

Arts Council England are holding two free Grants for the Arts advice sessions in Pennine Lancashire supported by Super Slow Way, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Burnley Borough Council. If you are an individual artist or part of an organisation that has been considering delivering a creative project - this session could help bring your project to life. 
17th May 2016

Opportunity: Freelance Community Projects Assistant

We are looking for a freelance Community Projects Assistant for Super Slow Way to play a crucial role in the development and delivery of our activity in Pennine Lancashire.
11th April 2016

Artist Residency Opportunity with the Jinnah Centre

The Jinnah Centre in Burnley is looking for an artist to work with them on community outreach.
9th March 2016

Super Slow Way to Support 25 Voluntary Arts Groups in Lancashire

Super Slow Way are delighted to support voluntary arts groups in Pennine Lancashire by providing 25 grants for organisations to hold events as part as Voluntary Arts Week 2016
9th March 2016

Suzanne Lacy returns to Pendle with Ron Pen

Respected musicologist Ron Pen is the latest US expert in the field to come to Pendle to participate in the ground breaking project Shapes of Water / Sounds of Hope
17th February 2016

Artist Call-Out – The Bureau, Blackburn

The Bureau in Blackburn is looking for a creative with architectural experience to help them reimagine the space in their beautiful Grade 2-listed building.
11th February 2016

The Art of Slow – Carl Honoré Discusses Art & Education, The Slow Way

11th February 2016

The Art of Slow – Carl Honoré Discusses Art & Education, The Slow Way

10th February 2016

Meet Our Artists – Anthony Schrag

29th January 2016

Suzanne Lacy to visit Pendle

LA-based artist Suzanne Lacy is coming to Pendle next week to begin work on an ambitious mass participation project for the community.
28th January 2016

Artist Call-Out – Super Slow Way Merchandise

Super Slow Way is inviting artists, illustrators and designer-makers to submit merchandise ideas to celebrate the bicentenary of the Leeds & Liverpool Canal.
4th December 2015

Call for Participants in Unique Creative Learning Initiative – The Faculty of Social Arts Practice

Creative People and Places Partners are inviting artists and creatives to participate in a new and unique professional development opportunity.
26th November 2015

Join Super Slow Way at With For About Symposium

We are offering travel expenses to artists and creatives in the Super Slow Way area who want to attend With For About.
26th November 2015

idle women Open Call for Artist in Residence

idle women is seeking an artist to spend three months in residence in their floating arts centre in Spring 2016.
24th November 2015

Artist Residency with Civic Arts Centre and Theatre

The Civic Arts Centre and Theatre in Oswaldtwistle is looking for an artist or group to join them in creating a vision for next year's carnival.
20th October 2015

Horticultural Horology with idlewomen and Ruth Ewan

Friday 23 October 6.30 - 7.30pm
11th September 2015

Slow Art

A conversation on the value of time in collaborative practice.
8th September 2015

The Gossip

We are calling out to the fugitives, the witches, wise women, dakus and dreamers.