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British Textile Biennial: Transform and Escape the Dogs

British Textile Biennial: Live the Dream

Contact Information

50 -54 Church Street

Transform and escape the Dogs is part of the British Textile Biennial & will run from 4th October until 3rd November 2019 in 50-54 Church St., Blackburn. 

Transform and escape the Dogs is a series of new works by artist Jamie Holman, celebrating a history of radical gatherings where the working class youth of the north resisted, rejected, and finally reclaimed the spaces that cotton made and then abandoned. From Malkin tower to Mill Hill; a defiant history of witches, hand loom poets, blacksmith painters, football casuals, and pioneer film makers, challenging accepted notions of textiles heritage, and of those people and events that have shaped us.

These works propose a counter narrative of creativity, rebellion, and magic; exploring the real Industrial Revolution, a revolution of the soul that seeks to remind us: ‘when we gather, we become powerful. We cannot be kept down.’

Opening times: Wednesday to Sunday, 10 – 5pm

Entry: Free

Road Directions

In the centre of Blackburn close to Blackburn Market & The Mall Shopping Centre and all town centre car parks. 

Public Transport Directions

A short walk from the main rail & bus stations in Blackburn. Please contact Blackburn Visitor Centre for details of up to date public transport information 01254 688040. 

For information outside normal office hours contact Traveline 0871 2002223 or National Rail 03457 484920

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Opening Times

4 Oct 2019 to 3 Nov 2019


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Free AdmissionFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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