Projects

Super Slow Way work with communities along the Leeds & Liverpool Canal exploring how radical and ambitious art programming by the people of Pennine Lancashire working alongside a wide range of artists can develop creativity, strength and connectedness across and within communities.

Current Projects

Yes and…

For many young people, creative ideas are often met with a “Yes, but…” Yes and… seeks to provide a positive space for those ideas to be developed.

Small Bells Ring

A floating library of short stories on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal

Flashback

To Blackburn's Acid House Parties

The Nasheed Choir

Renowned Nasheed singer Hussnain Hanif is looking for singers aged 8 to 20 to form a group for a unique multi-cultural collaboration.

Local Colour 2019

Claire Wellesley-Smith works with the local community at Elmfield Hall, and experimented with dyeing techniques that were pioneered at the hall almost 100 years ago.

British Textile Biennial

3rd October - 3rd November 2019

Past Projects

Art in Manufacturing 2019

Artists collaborate with industry for a third time as five artists meet five manufacturers for The National Festival of Making’s unpredictable, collaborative art commissioning series

Jamie Holman: Live The Dream

Through out 2018 and 2019 we will be working with Blackburn based artist Jamie Holman on a co-commission with Lancashire Encounters Festival

Our Textile Town

Join us for FREE family textile workshops inspired by Padiham's world-class Gawthorpe Textiles Collection

Projection

An interactive light work for the Cotton Exchange in Blackburn.

Fabrications 2017

A celebration of textiles through the eyes of artists in Pennine Lancashire September 2017

HOME1947

A work by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Personal reflections on Partition

St Silas CE Primary School

Bristol-based artist Marina Moreno spent the academic year with St Silas CE Primary School in Blackburn. She staged creative interventions in the school and worked with the children on photography, dance, drama, drawing, yoga and much more.