Star Wars over Stoodley

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With a history of the extra-terrestrial – remember the alien kidnap of the 1980s - Todmorden once again finds itself drawn into another outer-wordly situation.

‘Death Star over Todmorden’ thankfully is a painting by local artist Roy Leah featuring the formidable landmark of Stoodley Pike in the shadow of the Death Star from the Star Wars films. Being the Empire’s ultimate weapon: a moon-sized space station with the ability to destroy an entire planet, perhaps we should be worried?

But then again The Empire probably has enough on its hands with the imminent release of the seventh film in the franchise The Force Awakens (Dec 18). The original painting and a limited edition of signed prints can be seen at ‘Creative with Nature Gallery’, 17/19 Burnley Road, Todmorden, as part of its Affordable Christmas Art Fair and.