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It’s our mission as a festival to ensure we leave a lasting legacy on the arts in Clitheroe and the Ribble Valley – whether by our intention or by inspiring others to create, design and produce.

Here are some of the highlights of what we left behind in 2023…

Mural: The Railways come to Clitheroe

Our first permanent piece of art created for the festival is by Preston artist, Gavin Renshaw. This mural outside Longitude Gallery at the top of Moor Lane, off Castlegate in Clitheroe was inspired by the rich history of the original building, originally housing the navvies that built the railways in the 19th century. A map of the North-West railways was discovered in an old drainpipe in the building and now takes pride of place in Tom’s Table.

Summer Residency

Local artist Emmy May Taylor has been offered a Summer residency in the studios of Atelier Arts in order to further her practice and develop her art. A keen volunteer at the festival, Ribble Valley resident, Emmy as recently completed a degree at Falmouth University and returned to the area to continue her ambitions as an artist.

Inspiring filmmakers

Student filmmaker Elliot Hartley was inspired by the festival to create his own documentary style video. Elliot filmed, presented, interviewed and edited his own piece capturing the spirit of the weekend. We were so impressed by his talents and attitude that we have reached out to our contacts to find industry contacts and work experience for him as he continues his passion in documentary film making.