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Liam Spencer: Irwell: Afterlife

Type:Exhibition

The Whitaker, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 6RE

Tel: 01706 260785

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Liam Spencer: Irwell: Afterlife

The river Irwell was once the hardest working and filthiest river in the world. Now it is an invaluable wildlife corridor within reach of thousands of people.

This exhibition will explore the Irwell and its valley, from its source in Rossendale to its final destination at Salford Quays and the Manchester Ship Canal. Paintings, drawings, photographs and film will reveal its post-industrial landscapes and the wildlife which thrives there, often discreet and hidden from view.

The Irwell's recovery over recent decades has been astonishing. Trout, kingfishers and perhaps most impressively otters, are now present all the way from Rossendale to Salford. At a time when nature is under increasing pressure and bad news dominates the environmental agenda, the Irwell provides an inspiring story of rebirth and hope for the future.

To find out more, visit: https://www.thewhitaker.org/whats-on-article/contemporary-art-exhibitions/liam-spencer-irwell-afterlife/

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Opening Times

Season (22 Dec 2022 - 19 Feb 2023)

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Free.

Join us for the opening on Thursday 22 December at 7pm – no need to book, just come along.

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