The Watershed

The three organisations at the heart of WAP first came together in 2000 to create participatory arts resource base. After 7 years and over £530k capital redevelopment they had transformed a disused weaving mill in Pennine Yorkshire into a fully functioning base for participatory arts activities: the Watershed.

Originally a weaving shed, the building has been fully refurbished and is now a fully accessible participatory arts space over 560m2.

The building boasts:

  • a beautiful, spacious Activity Studio with a wooden floor and balcony overlooking the river Colne.
  • the Bobbin, a large, friendly workshop and meeting space
  • the ‘Carp’ meeting room, with lift access
  • the Soft room multi-sensory environment
  • two fully accessible toilets
  • a kitchenette
  • and a display window

With pavement level access to most public spaces and an access lift to other floors, the building also features making, administrative and storage spaces.

Watershed Workshops Limited is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales No. 4433978 in May 2002

Registered Charity No. 1094768 in November 2002