Workshops on the Water

Summer workshops on Wetlab our floating laboratory

Super Slow Way are happy to announce the return of Wetlab, our floating laboratory, to the Leeds & Liverpool Canal this summer. This floating pavilion will be home to artists and makers running workshops for the public throughout May and June.  

The first leg of the journey will be happening at Finsley Gate Wharf between April 30th to May 25th which will be followed by the Wetlab moving to Daneshouse between 28th May to 8th June over the Burnley half-term. 

Workshops including:

Thursday 5th and Friday 6th May

Using pocket microscopes to take a closer look at local plants and creating pictures from what you see using plant-based inks and other materials sourced locally.

10 – 12pm book online/1 – 3pm drop in

Saturday 8th May

Mindful drawing with Penelope D’Souza

10 – 12 and 1 – 3pm drop in

Sunday 9th May

Come and make a Japanese Stab book!

10 – 12pm book online/1 – 3pm drop in

Wednesday 11th and Wednesday 18th May

Creating poems and writing in response to the local area with Blue Balloon Theatre.

10 – 12pm book online/1 – 3pm drop in

Saturday 14th May

Nature inspired print making with Blackburn based printmaker, Ian Halawi.

10 – 12pm book online/1 – 3pm drop in

Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th May

Create structures such as light holders and mobiles using natural materials with artist Sofia Moffa.

10 – 12pm book online/1 – 3pm drop in

Friday 20th May

Making ‘story sticks’ with natural materials to create and share stories.

1 – 3pm drop in

Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd May

Take a closer look at the waterways and create watercolour paintings that reflect the natural surroundings along the canal.

10 – 12pm book online/1 – 3pm drop in

More workshops to come check the What’s on page and our social media for details

Please book via eventbrite here.

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