We have been hosting exhibitions of work by professional and amateur artists in our Changing Exhibitions Gallery in the Lounge Bar at Burnley Mechanics since 2014.  Work is often for sale and creates a great talking point for visitors and diners in the Bistro.  Burnley artists have shown their work as well as established artists from further afield.  We have also hosted exhibitions highlighting the heritage the arts in Burnley.

If you would like to apply to show your work in the Gallery please send some information and images of your work to Rachel Hawthorn at rhawthorn@burnley.gov.uk

Our Current Exhibition

Daniel Orlick & Joanne St.Clair

5th April – 5th June 2017

Fuelled by Female is a collaboration of music, literature and visual art by Daniel Orlick (USA) and Joanne St.Clair (UK), the philosophy behind the exhibition and their on-­‐-­‐-­‐going works being the sacredness and beauty of the feminine spirit, that seductive breath that kisses the lobes in the silence of self.

Daniel (visual artist, songwriter-­‐-­‐-­‐music producer, poet) digitally creates the images using vector-­‐-­‐-­‐based design software, gathering his ideas from dreams, his music (several of which are actual single/album covers), from books authored by Joanne (Naked Raver, Statue In The Square, Costa del Social, and the forthcoming Enter The Mistress), and from various pop culture and media interpretations of the female presence in the world around him, drawing on a love of nature, fashion, science/technology, geometry, colour, as well as spiritual and intellectual philosophy from all around the globe.

Operating from their multi-­‐functional studio at Higherford Mill, a creative space that serves as a writing room, gallery/showroom, and an intimate live music lounge, Fuelled by Female are an emerging art collective whose distinctive style is instantly recognised. From smaller products including notebooks and greeting cards, to the one-­‐off pieces exhibited at the Mechanics (including frames (new, used and vintage) that have been sourced for their aesthetic appeal), their range is unique with many of the exhibited pieces being bespoke and one-­‐off.

“contemporary and forward thinking with a healthy dose of vintage aesthetic”
“deceptively simple in appearance with suggestions of complexity that cause you to immerse yourself in multiple concepts and realities at once”

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We've now got availability for TWO of our Christmas Party nights - Saturday 2nd (Soul Revolution) and Friday 8th (Dexter)
These are the hottest tickets in town so don't leave it too late to book yours, call the box office on 01282 664400
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Forget Weightwatchers and join The Lancashire Hotpots for a night of madcap music and laughs on Saturday 15th July.
They'll be stopping at the Mechanics with their Food Glorious Food tour, packed full with all their favourite songs about grub as well as favourites such as Shop Mobility Scooter and I Fear Ikea.
Tickets £15 / £13 concessions
Pre-show dining available 2 hour prior, don't forget to reserve your table!
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Ricky Cool and the In Crowd return to Burnley for a 2nd year with another front room performance on Saturday 9th September.
Front man Ricky said "We're looking forward to playing Burnley Mechanics. It's a venue with a great reputation and we're excited about bringing our music to a new audience".
They play a variety of music styles under the banner of rhythm and blues. Early Jamaican grooves are mixed in with the American to recreate the musical styles that were so much a part of the early Mod culture.
Tickets £10
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Alice in Wonderland Ballet this Sunday. Tickets available, from £14.50 ... See MoreSee Less

A bit of pirouettes! Dancers: Erin McNeill and Oliver Cooper

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