We have lots of exciting plans for this years festival in 2022 you can checkout our latest events below also check out our Social Media or Eventbrite pages for upcoming events.

You can also see the full programme here.



Saturday 14th May to Friday 27th May - ‘A Little Town of Artists’

Littleborough is a place of great creativity and artistic talent. To celebrate this, we will be exhibiting a series of artworks by local artists in many of the windows and interiors of our local shops and cafes. Whilst out on your weekly shop, please take a moment to enjoy the variety of work on display.

We would also like to invite you to join in and show off your creations in your own windows. If you are in need of inspiration to get you started then we have created some colouring sheets of local landmarks that will be available to collect from Littleborough Library.

Friday 27th May 11am & 2pm - Workshop: Virtual Reality creative workshop in Tilt brush

Gallery FRANK, Ebor Studio
With Babs Smith
Tickets £2 from our Eventbrite page

This workshop will begin with a brief introduction to VR and the use of Tilt Brush in my practice followed by a short demonstration of the use of the wands, pallet and environment to enable each participant to create their own 3d drawing in their chosen virtual scene. This will subsequently be photographed and emailed to them.

Availability for each session of this workshop is limited to 3 participants per session.

Friday 27th May 2pm - Performance: Gordon MacLellan - Wild animals and wilder stories

Hare Hill House
With Gordon MacLellan

What wild animals live in Hare Hill Park? Or what animals would you like to find there? There might be rabbits or unicorns, lions, tigers and party-mice. Who knows? Join Festival storyteller Gordon MacLellan from Creeping Toad and make your own instant animal puppet then help us tell new stories using all the puppets we have just made. No booking needed, just drop by and join in. The activity is free and materials are provided: we just need children, accompanying adults and some big smiles.

Friday 27th May 7pm - Beasts, boggarts and nature’s wonders

Hare Hill House
With Gordon MacLellan and Jennie Bailey
Tickets £8 from our Eventbrite page

Enchantment, wonder, seduction, treachery and deceit! Traditional tales take us on journeys through our own hopes, fears and delights. At Hare Hill House, storytellers Jennie Bailey and Gordon MacLellan will take us into a world full of stories with tales from the hills and moors of Lancashire to the cold edges of the world and the heart of tropical deserts.

Stories from the floor: we will have a limited number of places for contributions from the audience so if you have a tale, or a poem or other spoken word piece to share, let us know when you get to the door and we will fit in as many new voices as we can! Alternatively, let Gordon know in advance if you would like to share some words by emailing creepingtoad@btinternet.com

Littleborough Arts Festival is a registered charity: 1156946