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Are you aged 13 – 18 and live in or near Rossendale?  


Join Future Soles, a new project with Blaze Arts in Rawtenstall about shoes, sustainability and creativity.

You’ll work with other young people and artist Sophie Gibson to explore Rossendale’s history of shoe making and find out where and how shoes are made today. We’ll be chatting about sustainability, ethical fashion, local heritage and how we can play a part in creating the future that we want. 

You’ll have the opportunity to go ‘behind the scenes’ at The Whitaker and work with our team to turn your ideas and research into something that will educate and inspire others.  

Come along to:

  • Meet and work with professional artists
  • Find out about creative careers
  • Meet other young people in your area who have similar interests to you
  • Develop skills and experience for your CV

The project will take place at The Whitaker on Sundays from October 2022 – January 2023 and is completely free. You don’t need to have any specific experience or skills to get involved, everyone is welcome. 

If you’re interested in getting involved, come along to the ‘Find Out More’ event on Sunday 30th October 1 – 3pm at The Whitaker.

You can bring friends and family to the event, to meet the people who will be leading it, have a tour of the venue and take part in some taster activities.

If you’d like to attend, please email or call 07928 668 734.

Please visit Blaze Arts for more information.

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