Forthcoming Events

Until June 2021

Of Earth And Sky by Artist Luke Jerram

Friday's thoughout the summer

Homegrown Homespun

Monday 21st June

Rebecca Chesney Canal Walks – Blackburn


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