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Burnley Canal Festival wins national award!

MPA’s Nick Hunt and Melanie Diggle plus Super Slow Way Director Laurie Peake headed to Birmingham last month to represent the Burnley Canal Festival partners at the Canal & River Trust national Living Waterways awards.

We were delighted to win the Arts, Culture & Events category against some strong competition. There was a lovely touch of serendipity in the presenter for the event being writer Ian McMillan, as Ian was involved in MPA’s canal based project to celebrate the millennium, C2K (Canal 2000), and he is the man behind the poem that gave Super Slow Way its name!

Burnley Canal Festival has also been nominated for the 2018 Lancashire Tourism Awards, and for the third year running is a finalist. The Awards take place on 7 November at the new Imperial Banqueting Suite in Preston.