Hatch­ing plans for the L& L


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WATCH OUT FOR this enor­mous wooden float­ing egg com­ing to the Leeds & Liver­pool Canal soon. It’s part of an arts pro­gramme that will also in­clude mu­sic, po­etry, na­ture, and com­mu­nity par­tic­i­pa­tion along the Lan­cashire length of the canal from Black­burn to Pen­dle.

The Exbury Egg, cur­rently float­ing in the tidal Beaulieu River in Hamp­shire, is an “energy ef­fi­cient, self-sus­tain­ing work space” and en­vi­ron­men­tal ob­ser­va­tory de­signed by and for artist Stephen Turner – and it will be sited on the L& L next sum­mer to be used by lo­cal groups on en­vi­ron­men­tal projects.

It’s part of Su­perSlowWay, an Arts Coun­cil­funded pro­gramme which also in­cludes the com­po­si­tion of the Su­per Slow Way Sym­phony, a piece of mu­sic in three move­ments which will re­ceive its first per­for­mance at three lo­ca­tions ( Liver­pool, Leeds and Black­burn) along the canal in Oc­to­ber 2016, as well as the Idle Women tour­ing women’s arts cen­tre, and Shapes of Wa­ter, Sounds of Hope – a mass par­tic­i­pa­tion pro­ject in­volv­ing singing and chant­ing.

See su­perslowway.org.uk for more in­for­ma­tion on the pro­gramme.

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