About Analogue Farm
Analogue Farm established as a community interest company in July 2018. We are based on a former working farm in Rossendale, in a semi-rural location close to Healey Dell Nature Reserve and the South Pennine moors, yet within an hour of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds. Our activities, which include arts workshops, events, and exhibitions, draw upon and highlight the nature, folklore and history of our surrounding landscape. Our artistic approach focuses on ‘slow media’ and supposedly outmoded technologies that involve direct tactile engagement with materials and the land. We understand plants, trees, wildlife and community as of utmost importance, aiming to benefit future generations beyond our lifetime.
Analogue Farm’s artistic projects include ‘Plantasia’, an event with live music, performance art, film screenings, craft activities, homebrewed wild flower beers and a guided walk with a herbalist to learn about plants. With support from the Woodland Trust, we planted 1800 British native trees over a weekend. We provided children's mud painting and wand making and a talk about trees from the Incredible Farm in Calderdale. Through funding from Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund, we organised free stonewalling workshops led by the stone craftsman Alan Rhodes. Whitworth Photographic Society took part in a camera-less dark room workshop. We organised an event to open the Rossendale Arts Trail weekend, hosting live music, performance art and a nationally touring exhibition, 'The Art of Magic', by Folklore Tapes.