Cultural Programme

The HAZ scheme will also include a cultural programme. Led by a consortium made-up of local representatives, this group will work collectively to preserve and enhance the culture and heritage of the high street. 

Cultural activities have already been introduced into Burnley town centre including the Literary Festival and annual Light Night attracting thousands of visitors to the town. A HAZ Cultural Consortia is being established with the ambition to build upon popular existing activities like these and to introduce new cultural opportunities to the town.

The Cultural Consortia will work closely will the HAZ Steering Group and Historic England to facilitate a programme that celebrates the identity of the local high street and that also contributes to a wider, national cultural agenda. 

The first arts project to be delivered through the Cultural Consortia is ‘Raise the Curtain’. The project aims to tell the story of the area through street-level artworks, combining art and heritage to engage a new audience. Click here for more information.

Artists and Designers are now being invited to submit expressions of interest to get involved in the project. Click here to see opportunities!