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A First for the Festival

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Burnley Canal Festival wins national award

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Welcome to 50 Years of Artefacts

Mid Pennine Arts

MPA brings art, people and places together.

We commission ambitious, original work that is unique to some very special places and connects directly with people.

MPA projects challenge artists, enrich our communities and sometimes change lives.

Our projects examine what is unique about our area, our heritage and our communities.

MPA is the commissioning agency based in Pennine Lancashire and developing projects across Lancashire and beyond. We commission high quality creative work through a variety of collaborations and in response to the distinctive contexts of our natural, built and social environments. Our projects examine what is unique about our area, our heritage and our communities. We aim to originate exciting creative work that has lasting impact for participants, audiences and our project partners.


RT @BurnleyEmpire: Behind Door 7 is a beautiful aerial view of the original exterior of the Burnley Empire #Heritage #SaveOurHeritage #Th
RT @StephHawke: So thrilled by this project : “Mid Pennine Arts with its photocopier... became a hub of fanzine making” Boff Whalley rec…
Boff Whalley brought the @Commonerschoir to Brierfield for a very special #BannerCulture Sunday. Now he joins two…
@LGSMpride Not deliberate, but looking at what #VibratorWars is about, we think that maybe not a bad placement? 'Vi…
RT @TextileBiennial: @HBFilms have created a walk through film of the #BannerCulture exhibition. The song is by the fantastic @Commonerscho
#BannerCulture - the walk through film is ready! You're accompanied on your stroll around the exhibition by…