British Textile Biennial

In a great range of exhibitions and installations across East Lancashire, BTB21 tells the story of textiles, across continents and centuries, in the service of fast fashion, expression and identity.


For 2021 BTB turns its attention to the global nature of textiles and the relationships they create, both historically and now, with a major new commission by Turner Prize winner Lubaina Himid, fashion historian Amber Butchart as guest curator, a groundbreaking, sustainable fashion project with designer Patrick Grant and a collaboration with artist James Fox and actor Maxine Peake.

The majority of the exhibitions are free, run from 1st–31st October and no booking is required.

Click here for the programme page for full details.