Artist Rebecca Chesney will be in residency over the next year working with people who live alongside the Leeds & Liverpool canal to investigate and imagine its possibilities. Together they will explore the flora and fauna along the way: plants, animals, insects and birds using the canal as a habitat, and look at our relationship with the nature of the canal, how we share the space and the impact we have on each other in order to think about the possibilities to enhance and encourage what is already there.
Over the summer we have distributed some canal ecology mapping packs and invited people to get involved mapping the flora and fauna along our 20 mile stretch of the Leeds and Liverpool. If you’d like to get involved please email Uzma Raziq at firstname.lastname@example.org
In the meantime you can join Rebecca from the comfort of home on a series of short walks along the Leeds & Liverpool canal in Blackburn, Church, Burnley and Nelson where she’ll chat about what she see’s and point out what you might discover there.
You can read more about Rebecca’s work on her blog here
Rebecca’s residency forms part of our current Linear Park feasibility study in partnership with Canal & River Trust, Lancashire County Council, Creative Lancashire and Arts Council England – read more about this here: https://superslowway.org.uk/news/linear-park-feasibility-study/