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Creative South Pennines

Piece created by the Holme Valley Sharing Memories group.

Piece created by the Holme Valley Sharing Memories group.

The South Pennines is bursting with creativity. Why wouldn’t it be? Our industrial heritage of spinning and weaving lives on in the work of textile artists and designer-makers.  The uplands with their rocky outcrops, reservoirs and swathes of heather inspire artists and photographers.  Even our higgledy-piggedly houses make it on to canvas.

May by Kate Lycett

‘May’ by Kate Lycett. (Image reproduced with permission from the artist)

And then there’s contemporary ceramics;  jewellery; music from traditional brass bands to modern jazz; literature from the Brontes to Simon Armitage.  The South Pennines has got the lot and we’ll use this space to tell you all about it.