Open Call: Workshops on the Water

2nd March 2022

The Super Slow Way Linear Park is an ambitious vision that hopes to demonstrate how the Leeds & Liverpool Canal corridor can be developed as a major asset for the communities that live in this part of East Lancashire.

Over the next few months a series of projects and events will give residents living along the 20 mile stretch of canal from Blackburn to Pendle, the opportunity to get involved, try something new and think about how the canal, and the many unused spaces alongside it, could become a great space for us all to use and share.

WetLab is a floating laboratory on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal where people can explore the waterway and imagine its future through thinking, making and doing.

This Spring, WetLab is returning as part of our Linear Park programme and Super Slow Way is inviting ideas for using WetLab to allow the communities that live alongside the canal in Burnley to experience being on the water itself and help shape its future. Whether you’re an artist, a poet, a scientist or just someone who loves the canal, if you have a good idea to get people involved, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for proposals for a week of creative activities split into two to three hour sessions (at least two per day) that are suitable for up to 12 people which is the maximum capacity of WetLab. The work will be happening outdoors (weather permitting) with no access to power or Wi-Fi.

Please send us your idea with examples of previous work and a budget, including your day rate and any additional costs (travel, materials, equipment etc.). If possible, include all this information in one document and send it to who can also answer any questions you might have.

The deadline for submissions is 18th March 2022 with interviews planned for w/c 28th March 2022.

To see what happened on WetLab last summer go to: and

The Pennine Lancashire Linear Park pilot project is funded by the UK Government via the UK Community Renewal Fund