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Sick of Being Normal

Sick of Being Normal

Tickets now on sale!


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A First for the Festival

A First for the Festival

Burnley Canal Festival wins national award

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 @TheMakingRooms: We are putting together a list of artists who would be interested in a shared studio space at The Making Rooms. DM us!…
More online tickets released for #SickOfBeingNormal, so if you're looking for a ticket don't delay. We may release…
RT @StephHawke: Please consider voting for Mid Pennine Arts. For over 50 yrs the team has been working to make really wonderful things happ…
RT @spotonlancs: Come and celebrate the remarkable life and voice, of local Lancashire lass Ethel Carnie with us! Poetry, reading and song…