Action Factory are organising a tent at the local festival this Saturday 15th June. The festival, which features many bands, artists and local performers, is being held for the first time in many years. It promises to be a great day out.
Blackburn Festival, Witton Country Park: 15 June, 12-9pm
Action Factory has been leading on Refugee Week in the borough and there are many activities, performances, and installations taking place during the week of June 17th such as film shows, drama, music and also trips to Yorkshire, speakers, and childrens parties, The week kicks off with a coffee morning at Rebound and culminates with a Christian service at Wesley Hall. Refugee Week Events.
A project taking place in the community of the Landgate Estate in Ashton in Makerfield has engaged local people in reminiscence using crafts and exploration of local history culminating in the creation of a large handwoven net or tube. The Turnpike Gallery will be hosting a month-long exhibition of the Landgate Create project previewing 27th June 2013. Watch this space for a short film documenting the history of the estate and some of its notable characters using live action and animation.
Fabric - a year long project programme of artistic development and engagement delivered by Action Factory.
As part of the programme associated with Fabric, we are working with Aqueous Humour. We will be creating a piece of walkabout theatre which will look at and explore messages and ideas around mental health and well-being. The performance will take place at the Blackburn Festival in Witton Park on Saturday 15th June 2013.
The three strands of work cover arts and health, arts with refugees, asylum seekers and migrant communities and development of work with artists of South Asian heritage. The work is funded by public money through the National Lottery, via Arts Council England's Grant for the Arts programme.
Action Factory is working with schools in Lancashire to raise attainment levels. Our methods have achieved quantitative results. Please contact Nicole to find out if we can help your school.
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Action Factory would like to thank local company, Evertaut,for their kind donation of seating.
Action Factory manages and facilitates participatory arts workshops, projects and schemes.
We use all forms of art to engage with people, using creativity to unlock a person's potential, develop their self confidence and increase their sense of belonging. There is no limit to where we can work, inside, outside ... in all sorts of different buildings and locations. We haven't worked underwater .... yet!
Action Factory Community Arts is a participatory arts company with over 26 years' experience. We are based in Blackburn and facilitate arts projects around the North West. Examples of our work can be seen in projects and gallery sections of the website. If you do not find the information you are looking for on the website then please contact us.
Action Factory Community Arts won the creative inspiration award at the 2007 Creativity Works Awards here is a quote from the programme:
"It is truly a people-based company that invests heavily in training and support for both staff and volunteers as well as the thousands of groups and individuals who have and continue to benefit from their caring, nurturing, creative and magical approach. Creativity Works is proud to recognise the importance and value of having a world class participatory arts company in East Lancashire. A high percentage of creative people and people working in the creative industries in the area owe some of their success to working with, for or just an encounter with Action Factory Community Arts."
Action Factory is pleased to be part of the Consortium for Participatory Arts Learning C-PAL