The event:
The Moonshine Map

24th, 25th, 26th, 27th February 2022
at 6.00-9.00pm

Welcome to the Moonshine Walk:

Nearly every street in Slaithwaite has taken part….so where-ever you choose to go, you will see lots of amazing Illuminated Pictures.

There are some great window walks around out-lying streets of the village, you can:

  • Weave round the window displays on all Hilltop streets – including Meadow Lane, Longlands, Holme Lane and Merrydale

 

  • Take a turn down Crimble Bank, round The Swan Corner and down to the Clough taking in, the back of Brook Terrace and the front of Brookside and Rock Lane for some hidden gems

 

  • Branch off up Radcliffe Road and swing round
    Northfield Terrace as you go

 

  • Stroll through the village from New Street down to Carr Lane and Britainnia Road to Ned Lane where shops, businesses, halls, hubs and houses are showcasing lots of Moonshine pictures including our gallery windows from school and community groups. Make sure you look along Lewisham Road, Church Street, Bankgate and Bridge Street too.

 

  • Divert to see Moonshine windows along the canal to the Guillotine Lock and round Howgate.

 

  • Look out in houses along Manchester Road from the lay-by steps to Spa Fields, all the way out towards Marsden, for some absolute masterpieces.

 

  • Explore across the main road up Varley Road, Neilds Road or Commerrcial Street all connecting you to Linguards, Springfield Crescent and Hollins Glen, then circle round Stockerhead Lane, Gordon and Tudor Streets, Bridley Drive and Stuart Grove to enjoy some fantastic watery treats.

There are many circular routes around side streets to explore. Please take care, as you would on any walk, and be aware that some places have narrow pavements and private snickets. Don’t forget to look out for Tinker the Cat in the pictures. How many can you find?

We are very grateful for the support from local businesses and groups who are creating and hosting the gallery pictures, and the residents of Slaithwaite for embracing the project again making and displaying such a beautiful array of watery pictures.

We would like to thank all our volunteer organisers, especially the Street Ambassadors who have been central to making the project work, and Moonshine Artists Frances Noon and Rachel Ellis. Thanks too to the voluntary contributions by local musicians and performers animating the Moonshine streets.

Please donate to support the Slaithwaite Moonraking Lantern Parade in 2023 – You can do this by clicking here.

Thank you
Gill Bond, Satellite Arts Moonshine
Festival Producer


PS Don’t forget you can continue to help Moonraking take place by remembering to pay your Lunar Levy each time you shop in our village; a few pennies, helps the lanterns stay lit.

Box of frogs
Manchester Road

Using the Map

Please use the map to plan your walk. There are a lot of circular routes that are great for families with a many pictures to see up at Hilltop, Lingards, Nields and Stockerhead with Slaithwaite Centre hosting an array of pictures including our Gallery Exhibits. There are illuminated pictures on link streets such as Ned Lane and Varley Road and for those who like a bit more of a stride, there are some beauties in the outer reaches of Crimble Clough, Holme (Upper and Lower) and Merrydale. 

If you are walking in Crimble you can avoid the Clough Bend by walking down behind Brook Terrace, through Brookside and along Rock Lane, keep going to the Farm for maximum viewing. 

About Slaithwaite's Moonshine Festival of Light

We are inviting residents of Slaithwaite to create a mass street spectacle, lighting up Slaithwaite with an illuminated trail of specially created pictures displayed in their windows. To make a real impact we need blocks of window pictures on display in every street in Slaithwaite.

Moonshine is a community project and celebration of the creativity and positivity of Slaithwaite and the Colne Valley, during February half-term 2022.

It is a Festival of Light which will draw on the themes of water. Donations will help us raise money for the full Moonraking Lantern Parade in 2023 can be made here