Blackburn Youth Zone

Since April 2017, we have been running arts workshops at Blackburn Youth Zone. After a pilot project with visual, writing and drama sessions to see what most interested the young people, we began running drama sessions with Diversity and Senior Read More …

My New Light: Art Project

Since 2015, we have collaborated on a children’s visual art project as part of Refugee Week. Initially it was run by Mukhtar Ghebirrebbi with colleagues and volunteers from The Children’s Society Family Safe Project in Blackburn. Volunteer artist Urmila Chowdhury Read More …

Creating a Mural with Darwen Youth Centre

We are really pleased to be working with our old friend and colleague Lucy Wray on a Living Graffiti wall at Darwen Youth Centre, Knott Street. The design will be visible from the main road and will incorporate young people’s Read More …

Summer Arts Adventures – week one complete!

On Monday 24 July from 8.45am the group started to arrive. By Tuesday 25 July at 3.30pm, 22 children aged 7-11 had made a book, worked on drama, adventure story ideas, weaving, lino printing, used the beautiful historic printing press, Read More …

Refugee Week 2017

Every year, we coordinate a range of activities and events, along with a network of other volunteers and organisations for Refugee Week and this year’s celebration was another success. Thank you to all involved. This year’s events were: Sunday 18 Read More …

Eastern Discovery

We worked with Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery exploring their wonderful, inspiring collection of Japanese prints and objects. Eastern Discovery was a two day Summer Arts Award workshop aimed at 7-11year olds.  Activities included speaking and writing Japanese language and Read More …

Summer Arts Adventures-with Blackburn Museum

This summer, children aged 7-11 can achieve their Discover and Explore Arts Award at Blackburn Museum!  Work with Action Factory to create stories, illustrations, drama and fun with textiles. Everyone will make an amazing and unusual book to treasure and Read More …