Over the years we've created many beautiful and interesting artefacts and we'd like to offer some of them to you. For many items we ask that you simply cover the cost of P&P. If you have any queries please email us. Images of the current items available are to the right of the screen.
Truce Book & DVD
Pay for P&P only. The book contains photographs from the project along with recollections from participants. The DVD features the documentary film along with Sgt Meredith's War as broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire. Both items are evocative keepsakes of this wonderful World War One arts and heritage project focussed on the truces of Christmas 1914. (Participants in the Truce project should get in touch by email as we have copies set aside for you.)
The Event of the Thread - Limited Edition Publication
The Event of the Thread, a project by artist Hannah Leighton-Boyce, was a live sculpture created on the 28 September 2014 on the former tenter fields of Higher Mill in Helmshore, UK. The work draws on the areas former activity, its development as the mills closed and the industry became memorialised, and the expression ‘On Tenterhooks’, to explore the shifting relationships between people and place. MPA were delighted to act as publishers for this elegant artist book. It has a limited edition of just 300, is lithograph printed on Conqueror high white woven paper; each book is finished with a foil embossed cover. The book provides an overview of the project, including an essay by Dani Abulhawa discussing the historic background to the project and the unravelling of the live event, accompanied by extracts of a conversation between Paulette Terry Brien (Director, International 3) and the artist. Afterwords by Helmshore Mills Textile Museum, and Paul Kelly, (previously) Senior Arts Development Manager at Lancashire County Council. Discover more about the project on Hannah's website. Buy your copy for £10 inclusive of 2nd class P&P.
Contemporary Heritage Publication vol.1 - Limited Edition
This beautiful 80 page, A5 hardback book covers the first three Contemporary Heritage site specific installations. Complete with DVD containing three documentary films and the electroacoustic sound installation by Ailís Ní Ríain, the book has articles by the artists, the curator and expert appraisals of the work, as well as over 70 full colour images. This limited print run of 500 copies should make this exquisite book a future collectors item. Buy yours now for £15 inc 2nd class P&P.
Portraits of the Past Publication
Pay £1.75 for P&P only. A copy of the Portraits of the Past book can be collected free from our office. It is also available at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham Library and Padiham Archives.
Contemporary Heritage Postcards
Click on the images to the right to see what features on each postcard. Second class P&P is included.
Kicking Leaves Publications
These publications came out of our reoccuring Pennine Lancashire festival of children's writing called Kicking Leaves. The anthologies are full of stories written by children aged 7-11 plus a short story by an established writer.
2002 Edition - features Tom's Angel by Malorie Blackman
2005 Edition - features Part-Timer by Alan Brown
2007 Edition - features In Kathleen's Garden by David Almond
Santa and the Present Pinching Penguin was written and illustrated by pupils from Stubbins Primary School, Rossendale in 2005. They worked with the children's book illustrator Steve Hutton.
Second class P&P is included.