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SOLO EXHIBITION BY LUCY WRIGHT at THE BUG September 2022
And You Too Have Come Into The World To Do This an exhibition of gouache paintings reflecting on women, loss and the consolations of time spent alone in landscape.
This work was developed through a four week artist residency at Analogue Farm. Find out more...
SILENT RUNNING MUSIC FESTIVAL September 2022
A day exploring the environment through sound and vision in and around the newly built biosphere.
Featuring an expanded cinema performance and16mm photogram experimental filmmaking workshop led by Laura Phillips and guided nature connection with Endless River.
Solarphones installation by Chris Ruffoni
Environmental meditation music installation and performance by David Chatton Barker and Sam McLaughlin
Performances by Thorny Wych, Dean McPhee, Ramsey Janini and Emily Oldfield
WOODEN WHISTLE MAKING with THORNY WYCH
Make your own 'stick whistle' ocarina from a piece of hollowed out cherry branch. You will also be given a guide booklet that shows you how to play all the different notes.
OPTICAL TOY MAKING with VINCENT JAMES
Work with artist Vincent James to make your own thaumatrope, flap book or colour-spinner. With a trick of the eye these optical toys will make your drawings and collages come to life.
HERBAL MEDICINE WORKSHOP with DAVID CHATTON BARKER
Explore the diverse range of medicinal herbs in the Avant Garden, learning about their folklore and healing properties.
HAND KNITTED WORDS with HELEN DAVIES
Let's get together and make a big knitted message to go in the window of the Bug. We will make knitted tubes (of any length) and join them together to make a word. Beginner knitters welcome, bring your ideas for a message to share!
Tales of the Monstone - Mother Redcap - A rural horror play - Halloween 2021
A thrilling theatrical experience based on the Rossendale legend of the witch Mother Redcap
Cowshed Cinema Screenings and Art Workshops - Summer 2021
Special screenings of Song of the Sea and The Dark Crystal in our cowshed cinema, before each film there was also a drop-in art workshop.
Tales of the Manstone and the Whitworth Moors - October 2021
A guided walk to the ancient markerstone with artists and folklorist David Chatton Barker exploring the myths and legends of the vale of Whitworth's moors
Festie July 2021
A gathering with performances by Dean McPhee, Dr. Andy Abbot, Thorny Witch, DBH, The Universal Veil, Lost Tapes Record Club amongst others and a drumming workshop with Kevin Murtagh in the field.
Analogue Farm & The Horse and Bamboo Theatre present MIDSUMMER WITH MOSSY - August 2021
A special live interactive promenade performance installation. The midsummer flowers have not opened and the bees are sad. Can Mossy and Lichen help the bees and find a way to make the midsummer flowers open in time? With help from some friends, Holly and Ivy and The Root Folk band, as well as some new acquaintances they meet along the way, they just might be able to save the day once again and bring joy to the bees and the forest. With puppetry and original live music from the Root Folk band. Based on the book Mid Summer With Mossy by David Chatton Barker.
Analogue Farm & Mid-Pennine Arts present THE QUEEN OF THE WELL - June 2019
A fantastical puppet show based on a magical Lancashire legend of the water spirit who lives in the Old Lady Churn Well on Brown Wardle Hill, Whitworth, which featured Whitworth artists and members of the Whitworth & Healey Vale Brass Band. There were two sell out performances of audiences of 30 people each time.
Experimental film screening by legendary Canadian collective ‘Film Farm’ and Karel Doing - May 2019
The internationally renowned Canadian artist filmmaking collective ‘Film Farm’ and the filmmaker Karel Doing presented a programme of their 16mm films and videos in our 18th century barn, which was full to burst with people seated on straw bales
Phytogram experimental filmmaking workshop with Karel Doing - May 2019
Karel ran a 'phytogram' filmmaking workshop, which uses the internal chemistry of plants to create photographic images. 21 participants learned a simple hands-on process that yields spectacular results and can easily be continued independently.
Rossendale Arts Trail Open Studios - October 2018
An event for 100 people to open the Rossendale Arts Trail weekend, hosting live music, performance art and a nationally touring exhibition, 'The Art of Magic', by Folklore Tapes.
Cyanotypes at Whitworth Family Fun Day - July 2018
Analogue Farm offered people the change to try out working with the cyanotype photographic process, which uses sunlight to create beautiful bright blue images
Dry Stone Walling Workshops - September 2018
With funding from Crook Hill Community Benefit Fund, we organised free stonewalling workshops for around 60 people led by the stone craftsman Alan Rhodes.
Plant More Trees Weekend - March 2018
With support from the Woodland Trust, we ran a tree planting weekend with 100 people planting 1800 British native trees. We provided children's mud painting and wand making and a talk about trees from the Incredible Farm in Calderdale.
Plantasia Event - July 2017
An event for 100 people with live music, performance art, film screenings, craft activities, homebrewed wild flower beers and a guided walk with a herbalist to learn about plants.
MAKE CHARCOAL FROM WILLOW AND DRAW SELF PORTRAITS IN THE LANDSCAPE with LUCY WRIGHT
Join our inaugural artist in residence Lucy Wright and draw self-portraits using freshly made charcoal. You will first learn how to make artist's charcoal using willow with artist and Analogue Farm co-director David Chatton Barker. You will then explore creating self portraits in the landscape surrounding the farm with artist in residence Lucy Wright.
Sheds of the Valley solo exhibition at The Bug by sculptor Jill Randall - June 2021
Exhibition of Jill's exquisite models of sheds and similar buildings/structures which often go unnoticed in the landscape