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Create Carefree Summer Workshops!

August 23, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - August 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm

We’re excited to announce that we’ve received funding from Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside to deliver CREATE CAREFREE!

Are you aged 16 – 24?  

Have recent events made you feel more anxious or stressed? 

Are you looking for something relaxing and creative to do this summer? 


Create Carefree is a series of free informal artist led workshops taking place in Burnley between 23 – 27 August 2021.  


Meet different artists  

Try something new 

Connect with other creative people  

Relax and reflect 


Develop your skills or try something new from poetry and rap to spin painting and zine making.


To take part fill out this short form 


The Line Up:

Mon 23rd Aug – Spin Painting and Marbling with Banu Adam from Arts2Heal
Explore the idea of ‘letting go’ of what you can’t control through spin painting and marbling techniques. This workshop will be led by Banu Adam from Arts 2 Heal, an organisation that delivers arts-health focused activities across Lancashire.

Tues 24th Aug – Drawing and Zine making with Luci Pina.
Have a go at drawing in different styles and creating your own magazine.

Weds 25th Aug – Photography with Garry Cook
Learn how to take better photographs of people using your camera phone and tell stories through images in this workshop with professional photographer and writer, Garry Cook.

Thurs 26th Aug – Zine making with Hannah Whitlow.

Hannah is the Blaze Programme Producer and an artist in her own right. If you have ever wanted to create your own magazines, now you can! Find out about the history of self made zines, and learn how to create your own zines using drawing, writing and collage.

Fri 27th Aug – Poetry workshop with Jonny Cosmo
Invisible Images – Painting poetic pictures with words in order to explore hidden truths and creativity that lies within us all with poet Jonny Cosmo.

Sat 28th Aug -FREE Trip to Blackpool with Workshop from Tina Dempsey and Garth Gratrix.
A free trip to Blackpool, visiting The Grundy Art gallery and other creative spots. Including a creative workshop with artists and curators Tina and Garth. (This trip is for people that have attended at least one artist workshop)


The maximum number of participants at any workshop is 20. The room we’ll be using has a maximum capacity of 50 so there is plenty of space for people to spread out. Participants will need to wear a mask when walking around the space but this can be taken off when sat 2m apart. Hand sanitiser will be available and all furniture and equipment will be cleaned thoroughly between workshops.


This project was generously supported with funding from Community Foundations for Lancashire and Merseyside.




August 23, 2021 @ 1:30 pm
August 28, 2021 @ 4:00 pm