Archive for the ‘LET Burnley’ Category

Science Busking in Burnley

February 16, 2011

Science Busking Flyer

As part of the LET town centre animation programme, Science Made Simple will be delivering a day of Science Busking in the town centre, engaging all ages in creative learning about such things as sonic booms, visual illusions and aerodynamics…..

It all takes place on Thurs 24 Feb, 11am -4pm at the Bandstand, St James St, Burnley.

Art Exchange – Week Two

October 25, 2010

Our resident artist for this week was Robin Denton, a fabulous artist who demonstrated techniques in acrylic creating carton based art.

Our first workshop for this week was local photographer Andy Woodhouse advising people on new ways of finding exciting images. This workshop was very well attended and involved a walk round Burnley to look at the wonderful architecture which can be found just by “Looking up”  

Our second workshop was a fantastic opportunity to make individual pieces of jewellery from glass, this was run by Karen from Red Current glass. Some magnificent unique  pieces were created and the Karen ran it wonderfully.

The Friday of this week saw our second photography workshop ran by Donna Craddock. This was a lesson in how to take pictures in natural light and learn some of the tricks of the trade on how to create beautiful photographs without the use of flash.

Kick Ass Cartooning on a Saturday – what else could you wish for?! A very well attended class ran by the fabulous Robin. The attendees found this workshop both fun and educational and a great time was had by all.

Art Exchange – Week one

October 25, 2010
Jamie Diable was our first artist in residence during week one and created some great work during his week with us and his large dynamic portraits are still with us for you to view.
We ran a Henna Skin Art workshop during the first week which was run by Kate, which was well attended and many lovely designs were created and lasted well into our second week.
On Thursday evening we held our burlesque life drawing class which we managed to publicise both on Facebook and on local radio (BBC Radio Lancs), and we all had a great time drawing our model Willow Blue and her lovely snake!!
Friday morning saw the Creative Babies which was the most fun ever!! We had a visiting group from a local nursery (15 under 2s) and other local parents with their little ones too!! It was organised chaos which was just what we wanted, they were tentative at first but then really got into the swing of it as you can see!!

Saturday was our artist led workshop and Jamie was showing how to use oils and acrylic paints and showed how to make your own canvases too – great stuff!!

Bandstand Marathon

October 4, 2010

Over a hundred people turned up to watch the region’s top brass bands play in Burnley on Sunday 26th September 2010.

Across three parks and especially in the town centre, crowds gathered to watch as Stacksteads Band joined up with 70  or more other bands to simultaneously play in bandstands all over Great Britain.

Many hardy souls managed to complete the full marathon, attending all four separate concerts throughout the day. The cheerful crowd enjoyed every minute of it, with one of the happy onlookers remarking: “What a brilliant way to spend a Sunday!”

Gareth Procter, was part of Stacksteads Band, who played in the town centre as the Burnley marathon linked up with the national programme:

 “As a band, we really enjoyed the marathon on Sunday. It gave us two great opportunities to entertain the people of Burnley, something we always love doing!”

 Burnley Council’s Cultural Development Officer, Helen Jones, was proud of the marathon’s wide appeal:

 “It’s fantastic that we can put on these types of events here in Burnley.

 “Everybody has really enjoyed watching the bands perform and it’s a testament to the people of Burnley that they can engage with and appreciate the great art opportunities that are available to them at the moment.”

The Bandstand Marathon was part of Creativity Works’s Liberating Empty Terrains project and aims to bring communities together in the run up to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.


September 6, 2010

BestJoinedUp Presnts: “START FROM SCRATCH”
An innovative approach to working with empty space, THE “START FROM SCRATCH” PROJECT will mix up art forms, technology, performance and open source during September 2010. Developing the shop space and an on line virtual space simultaneously Best
Joined Up will be hosting live art events, pioneering A/V performances, gallery shows from some of the country’s leading street artists,workshops and the occasional secret gig.

Gallery/ShopOpening times (outside of events and workshops)
Wednesdays and Thursdays: 12noon-6.30pm


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Meet The Artist, Jonathan Marchant

August 29, 2010

Hi everyone, here’s a little personal feedback about my experience of the two gallery weeks down at the Let Project.  We initially set the shop up as a forum for The Art Bunker members work and a space for the public to roll up their sleeves and ‘ have a go ‘.  After a few days it became obvious that there were a lot of people out there who did numerous aspects of visual work but they were working in isolation and showed a lot of enthusiasm about joining The Art Bunker.  We began to invite people to bring some of their work in to hang on the walls for sale and had a great response. Some people had intentions of pursuing their work seriously and others for pure enjoyment, either way it was great to give them their first opportunity to see their work hanging on public display.

Sales of work were low but in terms of generating interest,  gathering contact information, recruiting new members and generally raising awareness about all aspects of The Art Bunker the two weeks can only be thought of as successful.

Another important aspect of the two weeks proved that the current members of The Art Bunker could work well as a team in the public realm.

Hip Hip Hooray to everyone involved !


The Art Bunker – Craft Week & People

August 29, 2010

The Art Bunker – Craft Week

August 29, 2010

I’m Yours!

August 29, 2010

They are back!

August 20, 2010