Celebrating the Mill Race

Celebrating the Mill Race


Please join us to mark the culmination of three years of cultural events taking place in the historic Mill Race area of Lancaster. 

Located in the very heart of the Mill Race area in Lancaster’s Grand Theatre, the evening will bring together artists, audiences, participants and partners to share their experiences of the Mill Race Cultural Programme and to explore how arts and culture informs our ideas and feelings about place. 

Featuring speakers, performances, artworks and refreshments, this event will provide an opportunity to discuss what role the project has had, and can continue to have, in regenerating this underutilised part of the city.

Whether you have been involved in the project over the last three years or are hearing about it for the first time, come along and learn what it has all been about; the history, the legacy, and what the future holds for this evolving part of the city. 

Lancaster Arts and Lancaster City Council have been working in partnership to deliver a cultural programme of events called Mill Race: Flow of Change, since 2021.

The cultural programme, funded by Historic England, has brought exciting arts and culture to the Mill Race area of Lancaster, so-called due to the historic watercourse running beneath the streets that was used to power the town’s early industries. 

From 2021 to 2024, there have been 14 commissions taking place in the Mill Race area with music, exhibitions, dance, craft, theatre, film and happenings in the street. Come to find out more.

Mill Race: Flow of Change complements the High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) programme of investment in buildings and spaces, which is also focused on the Mill Race area, located to the north-east of the city centre around North Road, Lower Church Street and St Leonard’s Gate.

You will need a FREE ticket to access this event as seating will be allocated. Please book via the Lancaster Grand website here.

Image credit: Rich Berry