Arts and Crafts

Find out how arts and crafts are changing lives across our pathfinders

Arts festival to the rescue!

Well North's Annie Harrison shares the brilliant story of how an arts festival and a film helped to create community resilience in a flood-hit village. Read about how the community collaborated on Mytholmroyd's very own movie here.

Stitching up a successful future

The Well Skelmersdale team has connected with The Sewing Rooms, a local social enterprise that trades to tackle social problems. Its goal is to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities it works with, as well as improve peoples’ life chances. The Sewing Rooms does this through bespoke training workshops and a manufacturing department that makes curtains for private and corporate clients.

Find out more about their fantastic creative work at: http://www.the-sewing-rooms.co.uk/

Ballads for Lancashire's lost utopia

Skelmersdale, the Lancashire town where 1960s planners tried – and failed – to create a utopian housing scheme, is celebrated in an unlikely new concept album. But what happened to our dreams of creating ideal homes for everyone, asks Frank Cottrell Boyce in ‘The Guardian’.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/may/22/pr...