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No Need To Whisper

Wednesday – Saturday


No Need To Whisper

From Friday 21st April until Saturday 6th May 2023, we will be showing ‘No Need To Whisper’, a binaural sound piece to be experienced on headphones, uncovering the sounds and silences of Lancashire’s museums and art galleries. 🎧

Director Parvez Qadir, sound engineer/artist Jo Kennedy and producer Jodie Ratcliffe (Breaking Barriers) have been touring some of Lancashire’s libraries and museums to find out what they really sound like. Supported by a curatorial panel of young librarians and museum staff, Breaking Barriers have created an immersive soundscape evoking the actual sounds of books, objects, paintings, computers, buildings and people. 🏛

Commissioned by Culturapedia and Spot On Lancashire

Opening times:

Wednesday – Saturday



Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery: Friday 21st April – Saturday 6th May

Rawtenstall Library: Tuesday 9th May – Tuesday 16th May

Eccleston Library: Wednesday 17th May – Wednesday 24th May

Helmshore Mills Textile Museum: Friday 26th May – Saturday 28th May

The Whitaker Museum & Art Gallery: Wednesday 31st May – Sunday 4th June

Chorley Library: Monday 5th June – Saturday 10th June

Fleetwood Library: Monday 12th June – Saturday 17th June

Burnley Library: Monday 19th June – Sunday 2nd July

Lancashire Archives: Tuesday 4th July – TBC