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Burnley Canal Festival wins national award

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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.


A momentous afternoon at MPA as we gathered a dozen contributors to #PendleRadicals for a first exclusive listen to…
This looks like a fun and worthwhile way to spend a Saturday evening. Why not join our friends at The Bureau - Cent…
RT @InSitu_1: Andy @zadanzig talking through what we means as embedded practice sharing a history in east lancashire of radical arts practi…
We had a great morning at Healey Dell Nature Reserve last week. Our #SpoddenValleyRevealed explorer team will be po…
Come on Explorers it's time to get exploring! Join a new Explorers group for a free adventure in Pendle. Pendle Hil…
More creative investigations from our Spodden Valley Revealed artist in residence, David Chatton Barker... Whitwort…