About Horse + Bamboo
Horse + Bamboo started life as a horse drawn touring company, originating in the heart of Rossendale over 40 years ago. Over that time, they have seen a lot of change and development.
From their own intimate, 90 seat, multi-arts venue, they bring national and international cultural events from a range of disciplines to their local area and provide a much needed open community space to Waterfoot.
As Rossendale’s only Arts Council NPO they are committed to putting their community at the heart of all their work, as well as providing high quality cultural experiences. They hold an annual summer festival, ‘Waterfoot Wakes’ which takes places across the town. The highlight of the festival is the parade through the streets of Waterfoot – working with the community and schools, the parade reflects the ethos of the entire festival and celebrates community, tradition, and the cultural diversity of the borough.
They support local artists as both a venue at which they can perform, and through in-kind support from their rehearsal and workshop facilities.