Smithy visit.

Pupils from St Ambrose RC Secondary School visit Luke Listers Blacksmiths in Stockport to see the fabrication of a tree inspired by their ideas. Using wire maquettes and printed images made during visits to Prospect Studios, Waterfoot., designs were drawn up with the pupils and Alan Birch and then passed onto the fabricator to construct. […]

Past and Present.

Alan Birch worked with pupils from St Brendans RC Primary School in Bolton to create four digital images currently displayed in the new Market Hall, Bolton.The four images looked into the history and future of the Market Hall and poupils used their imagination to depict themselves shopping in the venue in 1908 and 2108. The […]

Print Festival.

In conjunction with the Start 2009 exhibition at Mid Pennine Art, Burnley, printmaker Alan Birch will be working with over 600 pupils in the gallery and in 4 schools in East Lancashire. Alan will be introducing pupils to the magic of printmaking and the pupils will be making relief prints inspired by the colours of […]


Printmaker Alan Birch and children From St John Cliviger Primary Schoolhelped to inspire Burnley Football Club prior to their winning Wembley appearance. Pupils clad in Burnley colours worked with Alan in their school on the last day of term and produced some wonderful prints. The workshops at school and at MId Pennine Arts, Burnley


A Weekend of Open Studios in the Rossendale Valley On the weekend of 6th and 7th June 2009, the studios of Rossendale Valley will open to the public from 10.00 am -4.00pm. Alan Birch will preview his new work ” Dancing with the Devil ” and will show alongside artists Liam Spencer and Jill Randall […]