Monday, 9 May 2016

Burton Gardens 'S'

 Our final forage walk in the 'WEEDS' series!

We've just had our very last 'WEEDS' forage walk!
We can't believe it's been a whole year since our very first forage walk at Burton Gardens - an outdoor kitchen and playspace created with the support of Great Places Housing Group (Blackburn).

For this forage walk we wandered in search of wild garlic, as well as revisiting sorel, dandellions and more; returning to the outdoor kitchen to learn how to make pesto and have a nice cuppa raspberry leaf and dandellion tea.  Having filled bellies with scrumptous food, we set about making room for lots of seeds we'd collected during a previous event.

Following from our forage walks, we'll be continuing to keep the garden active:  carrying on foraging, but also looking into creating new artworks and useful objects / tools, made from things we find in the garden.

When: Thursdays 3-5PM. For more information, please contact :

Thursday, 5 May 2016




Our current and evolving exhibition at Brierfield Library

We'd like to invite you to our exhibition! In-Situ, an arts organisation in Brierfield, has been salvaging interesting objects that we feel still have potential, at Northlight (Smith & Nephew) Mill; creating performances and installations with them at (y)our space at Brierfield Library.

From this has come a constantly evolving exhibition of these objects (including more than 206 glass bricks!), alongside a collection of local and far away photographer's journeys through the mill: from documentary photography of it being stripped down in 2012 - 13 to words captured in light, in rooms stood still in time.

The collection of photographs in this exhibition has been created through working with Diane Muldowney, a local artist who recognised that:
'After seeing all the photos at the mill, taken by so many different people it would be a shame not to let the general public have a chance to see them.'

Salvaged objects began being re-arranged by artists at In-Situ, but has since been re-imagined by Shehroz Ali, a bright young local artist who's been visiting us on his school holidays (his piece is named: The Star of Brierfield Mill), alongside several groups of other young people who've been visiting over the past few weeks, creating walls, monuments, creating a new model for libraries and more...

Also a part of this exhibition are designs made by MSA (Manchester School of Architecture), who have spent an intense and extremely exciting week here in Brierfield, imagining and designing our space at Northlight Mill. These designs are the first exciting steps towards evolving our space at the Mill – visions of its future.

 Exhibition on until Monday 30th May.

So come in to Brierfield Library and have a look for yourself; find out how many bricks there really are; rearrange the installation; venture through time and mill space!

Thank you to all who've been involved so far:
Daniel Scanlin
Mark Salmon
Geoff Ashworth & Peter Seavers
Andrew Marland
Andrew Nicholas
Diane Muldowney
Roy Shoesmith
Shehroz Ali
Noor, Zainab, Aisha, Aira, Saeeda and friends
MSA (Manchester School of Architecture)