On The Day

The Old Station Buildings on Berry Lane will act as the hub for Create Longridge day.

Artists will be registering from 8am at The Old Station Buildings. When they have their canvasses verified as being blank at the start, we will also be mapping each artist’s painting location so visitors to Create Longridge can plan a route taking in as many artists as they want. Maps will be available for visitors to take away. Each artist will have a blue balloon to tie to their easels, so if you don’t have a map, watch out for the balloons!

Here’s a rundown of the rest of the day:

9am: Woodcraft workshop for 7-11 year olds at Barnacre Road School. *

9:30am: Collaborative textile work begins in Crafty Cottage, Stanley Street. Free drop-in event running until 4pm. All ages welcome.

9:30am: Pottery workshop for 9-13 year olds at St Wilfrid’s School. *

9:30am: Art and Craft activities for 3-6 year olds at Barnacre Road School. Free drop-in event running until 11am.

9:45am: Mixed media art class with the theme “The Terraces of Longridge” for 5-11 year olds at St Wilfrid’s School. *

10am: Future Sound Music Studios. Collaborative mural painting based on an outline by Robert Parkinson. Free drop-in event running all day. All ages welcome.

11am: Fauvist painting workshop for everyone aged 13 and over (including adults) at St. Wilfrid’s School. *

11am: Urban Art workshop for everyone up to 17 years old in the library grounds. Free drop-in event until 2pm.

11:15am: Pottery workshop for 9-13 year olds at St Wilfrid’s School. *

11:30am: Woodcraft workshop for 7-11 year olds at Barnacre Road School. *

12:30pm: Mixed media art class with the theme “The Terraces of Longridge” for 5-11 year olds at St Wilfrid’s School. *

1:30pm: Pottery workshop for 9-13 year olds at St Wilfrid’s School. *

Classes marked * must be booked at Longridge Gallery in advance.

Full details of all these activities can be found using the “fringe events” tab on this website.

4pm – 6pm: Artists hand in completed work at the Conservative Club on Berry Lane.

6:15pm: Judging begins. Artists and visitors are welcome to congregate in the bar at the Conservative Club awaiting the announcement of the winners.

7pm – 8pm: Announcement of winners at Longridge Conservative Club.

Sunday 14 th July noon - 3.30pm:

An exhibition and sale of all the paintings created on the day will start at Longridge Gallery, 78 Berry Lane and potentially other venues depending on the overall number of entries. The exhibition runs for a week thereafter.

Longridge extends the warmest of welcomes to residents and visitors alike. We hope you enjoy not only Create Longridge but our wonderful town and its beautiful surroundings. Please feel free to approach any of our team who will be only too pleased to help.

Longridge’s excellent shops will provide you with plenty of food for thought and talking of food, there are a number of great places to eat and drink whilst you are in the town.

Our recommendations are:

The Alston

How good is this? The Alston is offering a 10% discount on all meals and drinks purchased with meals on Create Longridge day. What’s not to love!! Thank you guys. Situated adjacent to the football and cricket clubs, The Alston has a great reputation for the quality and imagination of its food. Owner Alex is a multi-award winning chef and host and you are guaranteed a warm welcome. The Alston has a function room in the gardens with magnificent views to the fells beyond. Look out for our artists positioned there and enjoy a drink or something to eat whilst admiring the creative process up close.

Hoppy Days Micropub

Hoppy Days is a wonderful micropub situated on Derby Road and serving an ever-changing selection of the finest craft beers and ciders. Owner Peace and her team will ensure the warmest of welcomes and we are working together on another creative activity for the day. We’ll post more news here when the plans are finalised.

65’s Café

A great cafe and take away on Berry Lane which will be open from 8.30am with their excellent all day breakfast. They will also be offering tea, a variety of coffees, snacks and meals all day long. A take away menu is also available. Watch out for the Create team enjoying a coffee and tweeting from there on the day!

Fullaloves Wines

A fabulous wine bar in the recently refurbished Old Stables on Stanley Street, Fullaloves is a must stopping point. Serving a wide range of international wines by the glass or bottle, freshly ground coffee and cold bottled lagers, Fullaloves will refresh you on your tour of the artists and fringe events. With tapas dishes also available, Ben and Andrea will satisfy your hunger as well as your thirst.

Tayah’s Cafe

This popular cafe on Berry Lane is a great place to either start your Create Longridge day or take a break from your route round the artists. Always popular, Tayah’s serves great breakfasts, lunches and snacks and refreshments in welcoming surroundings. Or why not grab a seat on the terrace and watch the artists paint from there, whilst enjoying what Tayah’s has to offer? There’s bound to be some nearby.

Old Station Café

Situated within the same building as the day’s hub, the Old Station Café is the perfect place to start your Create Longridge day. The stunning panoramic conservatory is ideal for people-watching or perhaps you’d prefer the Old Waiting Room where the aroma of freshly brewed coffee mingles with delicious home cooking smells. Enjoy locally sourced, freshly prepared food, cakes and delicacies, as well as teas and coffees from 8.00 am on July 13th.

Tap & Vent

This Longridge micropub on Berry Lane has quickly established itself as a local favourite. You won’t find slot machines or juke boxes here, just fine drinks and even finer conversation. The Tap & Vent offers a rotating selection of 4 or 5 cask ales, craft bottled beers from around the world and fine wine. The Tap & Vent is a true free house encouraging the art of conversation!

Applejacks micropub

Applejacks is Longridge’s newest micropub and is situated on Berry Lane. On Create Longridge day they’ll be serving coffee and cakes from 10am and craft beers from noon. Already proving popular with Longridge residents, Applejacks is definitely one to call into on Create Longridge day.

Billy’s Wine Bar & Café

Opening at noon on July 13th and with its raised, outdoor terrace, Billy’s is a cafe by day, cosmopolitan wine bar by night. Billy’s Wine Bar is a stylish and city-style wine and cocktail bar which provides a great meeting point or a relaxing environment to enjoy any time of day or night.

Billy’s wonderful prosecco and food platters are irresistible!


Fringe events

For more information on these events click here