Category: Community projects

Projects which were specially commissioned, or were part of working with the local community

The Whitaker Cabinet of Curiosities

The Whitaker is Rossendale’s Museum and Art Gallery. It was gifted by Richard Whitaker, along with its surrounding park, to the people of Rossendale in 1907.  In 2019 it was awarded a Heritage Lottery Grant and is currently undergoing a...

/ December 15, 2020

The Dave Pearson Studio

The Dave Pearson Studio shares its space with Apna Rossendale - this explains what links the two organisations.

/ September 3, 2018

Apna Rossendale

Apna Rossendale is a community resource based in the Dave Pearson Studio. Founded by Arry Nessa and Bob Frith it provides a space mainly for local women from South Asian heritage to meet

/ September 2, 2018

2018 The Moonwatcher

A short tour of stories partly derived from interviews with members of the South Asian communities in Rossendale

/ September 1, 2018

2014-18 Different Moons

A three year community project based in Haslingden, and working mainly with women and young people from the local South Asian communities

/ September 1, 2018

2009 Deep Time Cabaret

An experimental and cabaret-type show developed for a small cast

/ September 1, 2018

1998 The Boo and Beyond the Boundary

In 1998 Horse + Bamboo took ownership of a new workshop, which enabled the company to open its own venue, The Boo.

/ August 31, 2018

1994/6/7 Westminster Easter Events

In 1994 and 1996 I was invited to direct the Good Friday events at Westminster. A parade from Central Hall via the Cathedral to the Abbey, where we finished with a performance in the Abbey.

/ August 31, 2018

Community Events – 1985 Wolviston, 1987 Pilton

During the 1980s we worked on a number of large-scale community residencies, each culminating in a series of events including parades, performances and site-specific artwork

/ August 30, 2018
Crib at Manchester Cathedral

1984 Manchester Cathedral Crib

A specially commissioned crib and dedication ceremony at Manchester Cathedral

/ August 30, 2018

1981 – 2006 Guided Imagery

Immersive and large-scale projects specially created for people with learning differences.

/ August 28, 2018

1978 onwards – Community Fires, Horse-Fairs and Parades

Projects created for and with local communities

/ August 28, 2018