Burnley Pride of Place Project

Burnley Pride of Place Project

Autumn 2023 – Summer 2024

Burnley Leisure and Culture have commissioned The Caravan Gallery to create a Burnley Pride of Place Project to celebrate the rich diversity of Burnley, Padiham and surrounding area, and showcase the creativity of its inhabitants.

Jan and Chris undertook a recce in late August to photograph Burnley and make community connections. They will exhibit their initial observations when they return to Burnley and Padiham in the last week of October with The Caravan Gallery. This will be followed by a further tour in MARCH 2024 as a prelude to a large participatory Burnley Pride of Place Project exhibition in a vacant  unit in Charter Walk shopping centre. Jan and Chris are eager to meet local people and encourage them to get involved by lending their Burnley-inspired artwork, creations and ephemera to display in a month-long Burnley Pride of Place Project exhibition which will take place from 18 MAY – 15 JUNE 2024.

Please join the Burnley Pride of Place Project Facebook group for updates and details of how to get involved.

Charlotte Steels, Cultural Strategy Manager at Burnley Leisure and Culture says:

“Having worked with Jan and Chris on a previous Pride of Place Project in Preston I’m so pleased to have the opportunity to bring The Caravan Gallery to Burnley. Pride of Place Projects have such a unique approach to engaging communities and helping to really understand people and place, breaking down barriers, sharing new perspectives and giving voices to people of all ages and from all backgrounds. We’re excited to find out what the project uncovers and to develop relationships with communities and organisations across Burnley.”

The Burnley Pride of Place Project is supported by funding from Arts Council England. Project partners: Burnley Leisure & Culture, Mid Pennine Arts and Blaze Arts.