Hatching plans for the L& L
LEEDS & LIVERPOOL
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.