Organised and Curated by Christian Bell


Excerpt from Christian’s ‘Working Class Academics’ blog entry relating to his event Peepers which used Prism as a space to interrogate his research into ‘placemaking.’

A TOWN UNITED BY ART AND CULTURE The Festival of Making, the British Textile Biennial, Prism Contemporary Art Gallery and other art organisations involved in delivering events and art projects, have succeeded in attracting substantial revenue into Blackburn and are navigating a trajectory of creative re-generation throughout the town.

They bring diverse demographics of local people and various communities and cultures together; challenging the pre-conceived notions of segregation and low engagement in the arts, imposed on us by the media. They kick down the barriers of the class divide associated with the artworld.