Artists are invited to go with flow

A NEW website is about to be launched by Flow, a new artist’s network and development initiative aimed at advancing the visual arts and crafts sector in the upper Calder Valley.

The website will give local artists the opportunity to create their own page for their self-promotion, network with other artists through the online blog, find out about Flow events and projects and see what other artists are doing in the area, said a Flow spokesman.

The website will develop as an information point to broadcast and promote the exciting visual arts activity in this exceptional creative hot spot.

Flow is run by a team of dedicated artist volunteers and members of the team are holding two sessions to promote and induct people into using the website - these sessions will be held at Hebden Bridge Library this evening, Thursday, March 8, from 6pm to 7.30pm, and at Todmorden Library tomorrow, Friday, March 9, also from 6pm to 7.30pm.

The Flow team are encouraging anyone with an interest in the visual arts and crafts to drop in and find out more.

Flow was established through the Arts Council funded ‘UCAN’ (Upper Calder Artists Network) that researched, identified and confirmed the huge potential of the visual arts sector as an important contributor to the area’s economy, community vibrancy and reputation as a centre for cultural tourism.

Look out for more Flow events this year, including opportunities for artists to share and talk about their work, social get-togethers and an extensive community drawing project.

Visit the website at or contact the flow team at