Artist Jen Kagan commissioned for Blackburn Cotton Exchange Light project.

11th October 2018

We’re very pleased to announce that artist Jen Kagan has been commissioned to create a new work to light up the Blackburn Cotton Exchange this winter as part of Blackburn Festival of Light.

Jen is an artist and Lighting Designer with 30 years of experience making theatre and art. She makes work that tells stories working with the language of theatre and drawing, and the techniques of lighting and stagecraft to create interactive installation work.

Over the next two months she’ll be working with groups of young people in Blackburn to produce a new art work that harnesses the power of their digital energy. The resulting work will light up Blackburn Cotton Exchange, bringing the building to life for a whole new generation of audiences as an important new cultural venue for the town.

The Blackburn Light Festival opens on  Saturday 15 December.