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Programme Highlights 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 / 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.

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.