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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. 

Check here for opportunities to be involved in projects around neighbourhoods, navigating green and blue spaces, growing food and heritage and migration. 

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.

28th Feb - 2nd March,
7pm and 8pm each evening. 

Community Assembly 

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

Next date: tbc  

Free food and childcare provided - all welcome. 

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.

"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

Together with our neighbouring partners Building Bridges Pendle and in solidarity with our community, we are holding space for conversation about the genocide in Palestine. 


"I don’t like to go out, I really don’t go out, you’ll know when you get to our age…but I’m glad you pushed me to come to these sessions" 

Hillo Hub is a new centre for women in Nelson. 

Sessions every Wednesday morning 10:30-12:30 at the Good Life Project, Hodge House Allotments, Holland Place, BB9 8HD.
Drop in, all welcome

Please register interest with Zoya 07508902008 or Ruby 07738713530. In the new year we will be starting walking, biking and bollywood dancing sessions. Please email

Watch the railway story so far - starting with In-Situ's attempt to save Brierfield's signal box 

Meet the artist - Brierfield Railway Station Residency

Diane Muldowney is the next artist to work in residence at Brierfield Railway Station. Meet her on Thursday 23rd November 1-3pm at The Garage to talk about plans and ideas for the next stage in this long standing project which started with Save Our Signalbox back in 2015.

All welcome, just drop in. 

Supporting artists, makers and everyday creators in East Lancashire 

Anything, here.

A new support network for people who make. You could make anything: relationships, food, events, art or texts. Here, in Lancashire.
Join us for a social group where we will discuss the ways we make and could make together. The focus of meetings will be decided by the group and there will be opportunities to share work or ideas & invite guest speakers.

Monday 11th December, 5-7pm

Promoting Your Creative Work Online

with Alex O'Toole

Free, with childcare provided

Book your place here

Open afternoons

Free, social, co-working space for local artists and makers.
Afternoons, 2-5pm before Anything, here. 
Next date: 11th December 2-5pm

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 (
Image: Abigail Lewis residency

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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