Prepare for an invasion of inspiration as this month Burnley will be transformed into a hotspot of talent when the official London 2012 festival ‘Project Triangle’ makes its way to Burnley Weavers Triangle, Sandygate Square, on the 21 July from 12pm to 5pm.
The day is coordinated by Cultural Olympiad project somewhereto_, in partnership with Burnley Borough Council with assistance from Mid Pennine Arts. Get ready for a free, exclusive event, which hones in on fresh faced talent across the North West.
somewhereto_ is funded by Legacy Trust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK
Now the groundbreaking project is all set to light up the iconic and historic location of Burnley Weavers Triangle with a creative storm of live performances, workshops and film premieres for all ages.
Audiences can expect a flurry of diverse acts throughout the day including Mancunian acts Bright Shapes, a swinging acoustic trio and rapper ‘B’ (Billal Mahmood) who has secured his single on Tinie Tempah’s new album Coast 2 Coast, the most downloaded mixtape in the world.
Home grown indie talent Swamp Donkeys and heavy rock band SDR will be hitting the stage with classic covers and original tracks. Master of dubstep and hard electro DJ ‘Mungo’ (Alex Walker-Ingham) will be working the decks as somewhereto_ showcases the next rising stars of the region.
The day, kick-starting at noon, will also see the disused Neptune Pub transformed into a cinema as a film extravaganza will be presented by the region’s most aspiring young directors.
For the grand finale a team of young cyclists will be peddling the spirit of the festival onwards to Skipton in a 25 mile journey that see the launch of special second edition of the Project Triangle event at the Skipton Community and Youth Centre.
Councillor John Harbour, Burnley Council’s Executive Member for Leisure and Culture said:
“It’s a real honour for Burnley to be hosting an official London 2012 festival event, especially after hosting the Olympic Torch Relay a few weeks ago.
“We have the Olympic spirit here in Burnley, and I know that lots of young people from Burnley and the surrounding boroughs are going to have a great day out.”
Breathing life back into the finest surviving Victorian industrial landscape in the country, Project Triangle welcomes the people of Burnley to a day of cutting edge performances, workshops, screenings and cupcakes for a very special occasion marking the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
For more information about Project Triangle please contact Claire Williams on 01254 674777.
For more information about somewhereto_ visit: www.somewhereto.com