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Posted on 19 May 2017

Calico to celebrate traditional Burnley with ‘Brilliant Burnley’s Fantastical Festival’

Calico is to hold a huge traditional community event in July at Towneley Park.

Brilliant Burnley’s Fantastical Festival, which will take place on Saturday 1st July, 9am-3pm, has been organised to celebrate all the fantastic things about Burnley and the people who live here.

A host of activities will be available at the Festival to keep all the family busy, including sports, live music and a fun dog show.

To celebrate the traditional skills of the people of Burnley and Padiham, there will be a range of competitions at Brilliant Burnley’s Fantastical Festival across a broad range of categories, including:

  • Preserves
  • Baking
  • Drink making
  • Sewing, stitching and knitting
  • Art
  • Handicrafts
  • Flower arranging
  • Photography.

There will also be an opportunity to find out more about some of the organisations that help make Burnley great, including:

  • Participation Works
  • Girls Up & Active
  • Valley Street Textiles Studio
  • ACORN Recovery Projects
  • Mechanics Craft Group – Ground UP
  • Ring Stones
  • SafeNet
  • Calico Enterprise.

Alicia Foley, Calico’s Community Involvement Advisor, said.

“We think Burnley is fantastic places to live.

“At Calico, we’re really delighted with the effort and dedication our residents have put in to make their communities places they are proud to live, and that’s why we’ve organised Brilliant Burnley’s Fantastical Festival – to give something back to residents for all their hard work, and to show the best that Lancashire has to offer.

“We’re really looking forward to the Festival, and we hope as many people from across the town will attend and take part in some of the exciting competitions.”

To apply for any of the competition categories, or for more information, please visit

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