Programme 2019

04/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Church Street

Transform and Escape the Dogs was a series of works by artist Jamie Holman, celebrating a history of radical gatherings.

26/10/2019 - 26/10/2019 / Accrington Market Hall

Performers Eggs Collective worked in residence at Accrington’s Market Hall, running a clothes stall that traded in conversations not cash.

25/10/2019 - 26/10/2019 / Elmfield Hall, Gatty Park

This immersive work, made with the community, used Mr Gatty’s abandoned dye house, re-imagining the space as it might have been when he was alive.

04/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Blackburn Cathedral Crypt

This exhibition charted the influence of politics, art and fashion of the most popular clothing item of the 20th century – the T- shirt

05/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Northlight (Brierfield Mill)

A mass exhibition of banners which have long been used as vehicles for personal and collective expression.

04/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Gawthorpe Hall

Thread Bearing Witness is a body of three monumental textile pieces exploring the refugee experience across land, sea and sky.

10/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Queen Street Mill

Hell is White* is a film, made in Dhaka, which captures the process of cotton shredding by hand, a dying art in the face of vast mechanisation shown during the British Textile Biennial 2019 against the backdrop of the now redundant Lancashire looms.

04/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Burnley Mechanics

Photographer Jacqui McAssey photographed the female supporters of Burnley FC observing how they express their identity.

03/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

A project which aimed to elevate the value of katab as a craft and honour the creativity of its artisans through commissions that allow them autonomy over the product design.

03/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Queen Street Mill

Three artists showed work that has evolved from Art in Manufacturing residencies co-commissioned by the National Festival of Making and Super Slow Way in factories across the area and re-presented in response to Queen Street Mill.

03/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

A film collaboration between this award winning young film maker and designer Patrick Grant’s social enterprise Community Clothing.

03/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Gawthorpe Hall

A range of contemporary headscarves and hijabs created by women from Burnley’s Asian community and fashion experts at UCLan.

03/10/2019 - 28/02/2019 / Towneley Hall Historic House, Art Gallery & Museum

“Mr X Stitch” brought together an international collection of cross stitch artists whose work will change your view of this humble stitch!

03/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Queen Street Mill

Heirloom aimed to capture nostalgic personal histories and share stories from men who used to work in the textile industry.

03/10/2019 - 03/11/2019 / Gawthorpe Hall

An exhibition which explored ideas of cultural heritage and migration in response to world textiles in the Gawthorpe Textiles Collection.

04/10/2019 - 20/10/2019 / Blackburn Cotton Exchange

An exhibition of adidas SPEZIAL trainers presented in the Blackburn Cotton exchange, featuring shoes from designer Gary Aspden’s personal archive alongside those of other fellow adidas collectors.

08/10/2019 - 10/10/2019 / The Garage

From the cotton mills of the Lancashire hills to the big smoke of London, we followed a young mill lass as she fought for her right to vote.