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A First for the Festival

A First for the Festival

Burnley Canal Festival wins national award

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Hunt the Hamlet!

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Spodden Valley Revealed

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 @HazelReeves: Wonderful reminder of the joy of working with and sculpting the #Carlisle #crackerpackers - the women biscuit factory work…
RT @TheDigVenturers: Shout out to everyone who came exploring on Sunday to help us look for Bronze Age monuments. It was epic! #SpoddenVall
An all round wonderful project that we are proud to have been part of.
RT @StarcatchersUK: Today marks the beginning of #ChildrensArtWeek a fantastic opportunity to encourage families, children and young people…
@HBFilms @TheDigVenturers Marvellous! Stay dry today! x
RT @HBFilms: It’s a full house today! Lots of people ready to explore with @TheDigVenturers @teamMPA #SpoddenValleyRevealed…