Burnley Canal Festival
In 2016 Deco Publique partnered with Mid Pennine Arts to produce a spectacular edition of Burnley Canal Festival for August bank holiday weekend, part of Super Slow Way’s CPP programme. Developed with Burnley Canal Trust and local partners, this special 2016 event celebrated 200 years of the Leeds & Liverpool canal.
For the following two festivals in 2017 and 2018 we co-curated a family-friendly festival with artist commissions, performance & spectacle, workshops and waterborne activities that took audiences on a trail of magic and discovery through Burnley’s unique canalside environment.
The festival hub at Sandygate Square hosted highlights including the incredible Folk Dance Remixed, the vibrant and entertaining Rajasthan Heritage Brass Brand, a music stage curated by More Music, Lifeboat by the Institute for Crazy Dancing & free art workshops all weekend.
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