Burnley Pride of Place Project

Burnley Pride of Place Project

Autumn 2023 – Summer 2024


55 The Mall, Charter Walk under the main Market Hall stairs. All welcome!

Thursday 16 MAY 2024, 4 – 7pm,  


Saturday 15 JUNE 2024, 10am – 6pm. Come and celebrate what we’ve created together!

UPDATE: the exhibition will remain in situ and be open for events and activities until the end of September 

Burnley Leisure and Culture has commissioned The Caravan Gallery to create a Burnley Pride of Place Project to celebrate the rich diversity of Burnley town and borough. The resulting exhibition,  from 18 May – 15 June in a Charter Walk shop unit, will celebrate local identity and showcase the creativity of Burnley’s inhabitants.


Jan and Chris undertook a recce in late August to photograph Burnley and make community connections. They exhibited their initial observations in The Caravan Gallery when they returned to Burnley and Padiham in the last week of October, and again 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 –  individuals and community organisations – and encourage them to get involved by lending their Burnley-inspired artwork, creations and ephemera to display in a month-long evolving 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.