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Programme 2019

Transform and Escape the Dogs

Weds – Sun, 10am – 5pm

Church Street, Blackburn. FREE Entry.

Live the Dream’ is a series of new works by artist Jamie Holman, celebrating a history of radical gatherings where the working class youth of the north resisted, rejected, and finally reclaimed the spaces that cotton made and then abandoned. From Malkin tower to Mill Hill; a defiant history of witches, hand loom poets, blacksmith painters, football casuals, and pioneer film makers, challenging accepted notions of textiles heritage, and of those people and events that have shaped us.

These works seek to remind us that, ‘when we gather, we become powerful. We transform and escape the dogs.