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Activities and Events

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There are regular opportunities for adults and young people to be involved in creative projects, community conversations and local decision-making, make connections and have new experiences.

This is Nelson

Part of the Nelson Town Deal, this partnership programme between In-Situ, Building Bridges and Super Slow Way will take place over the next 3 years, bringing artists to help us re-imagine Nelson, open up underused spaces, think sustainably and support ground-up community activism in the town.

Stories We Tell: Nelson

Stories We Tell: Nelson, will bring Nelson to life with sound, film and culture, with real stories from the people who live there.
From Rochdale-based theatre company Breaking Barriers.

Immersive sound walks
28th Feb - 2nd March,
7pm and 8pm each evening. 
Tickets are free but limited. 


Community Assembly 

A chance to come together, find out what's happening and how you can get involved 

Next date: APRIL (date tbc)

Free food and childcare provided - all welcome. 


Join artist Hwa Young Jung for a play date! 

This is an opportunity to play games and connect with the community at Nelson Library.

Saturday 17th Feb 10-12
Friday 23rd Feb 10-12

Free, drop in event
All ages welcome 

Artist Zehra Aziz is spending one month here in Nelson, with In-Situ.

Join us for a free talk and interactive workshop lead by Zehra where she will share about her work in architecture, design and furniture making. 

Tuesday 6th February, 10-12
at Nelson Library

Anything, here.

A new network supporting artists, makers and everyday creators here in East Lancashire. 

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Open afternoons
Free, social, creative co-working space 

2-5pm before Anything, here. 

Drop-in and use In-Situ's project space for meet-ups, idea trials and desk work. You will have access to our Art Library and the opportunity to meet In-Situ team members, as well as other makers and artists. 
No booking required. Any questions, please get in touch with Calum (

Young People at In-Situ

We run two weekly youth groups in Nelson and Brierfield in term-time.

In Nelson
Tuesdays 5:30-7:30pm
Yes Hub or 3B Technology Centre
Register your interest with Zoya 07508902008 / 
In Brierfield
Wednesdays 6:30-8:30pm
Open youth group at The Garage
All welcome, just turn up.

Our youth worker Zoya talks about the different young people's activities on offer at In-Situ and the difference they're making in Pendle.

Hillo Hub is a new centre for women in Nelson. 


Walking on Friday mornings

meeting Whitefield Infant School 9.15am
Wrap up and wear trainers 

Biking on Sunday mornings

10am Victoria Park Pavilion
Bikes available to borrow

Learn to Bike, from Victoria Park

Sundays 11th Feb - 10th March, 12-4pm
in partnership with Breaking Cycles

Please register interest

with Zoya 07508902008

Gup Shup Cinema

Every second Thursday, 6.30-9pm
Screening films that connect and share cultural experiences of being South Asian in Britain - where we were, where we are now and what’s stayed the same. Discussion and shared food
Click here for more information
"The group is a really great way to get people out, prevent isolation and promote well-being, but it is definitely about having fun, being creative and celebrating each other."
- Steven Greene, founder of group.”

"I am so happy that this group is here. For years I have had to travel to Leeds which was not ideal due to time or financial restrictions."

"I am an ally of the LGBTQ+ and I am delighted for the group. The space is so welcoming as are the members. Its so good to see lots of different ages and backgrounds at the group. I always leave with a smile on my face."


Talkaoke is a public, pop-up talkshow where the conversation is set by those around the table - and anyone can join! It was developed by artist-collective The People Speak. 

Next time you see the lit up round table in town, feel welcome to sit down and join in the chat - share your views and listen to others. We want to hear from you! 

Watch how In-Situ has used Talkaoke to facilitate difficult and challenging community-wide conversations in Pendle

Please get in touch if you want to be involved in any of the above and need more information. Also if there's anything you need to enable you to attend safely or comfortably. 

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