Mechanics art project launch for residents

Burnley Mechanics
Burnley Mechanics

A new two year arts project has been launched in Burnley.

Mechanics at Home, based at Burnley Mechanics Theatre, will see art groups working with residents of Trinity and Bank Hall.

The project involves Cumbria-based Grizedale Arts, Ground Up and Burnley Youth Theatre and Ultimate Holding Company, based in Manchester.

The Burnley Mechanics was one of the original Mechanics Institutes set up to foster learning and creativity for workers in the 1800s.

The Mechanics has undergone major refurbishment over the past few months and the new Mechanics at Home project has enabled alternative use of the spaces available within the building.

A spokesman for the theatre said: “The project starts on October 24th with a series of community events and workshops. There’s something for everyone from lectures and talks hosted by renowned experts to hands-on design print making, skate-map building workshops and bingo and dancing sessions. All sessions are held at the Mechanics and are free to anyone who wants to get involved.”

For more information and to view a session timetable visit To book a print workshop call. 01282 477114.

To book a skateboard workshop call or text Ian on 07903754462.