Audio Residency – East Lancs Antenna

East Lancashire Antenna is an audio art project by Rob St John

In a continuation of his recent residency with This is Nelson, artist Rob St John will be working with communities from Huncoat to Nelson over the summer to create a audio portrait of the stretch exploring how people relate to the canal, and its connections to ongoing social and environmental shifts in the area.

Spending time walking and being along this Super Slow Way stretch of canal, Rob will invite people to join him for a variety of workshops including a Listening Book Club, Dawn Chorus Walks and Canal Transmissions which will be run from our pop up space in Lomeshaye Park and the Exbury Egg now installed at Finsley Gate Wharf in Burnley.

The final content will be shared as part of the Drift broadcast weekend (August 31st).

Rob is an artist and writer based in rural Lancashire.

You can find out more about him at and listen to his This is Nelson project podcast here