A COLOURFUL parade looking into the heritage of the north west of England took place at Gawthorpe Hall.

Families took part in the parade at the hall, in Padiham, around the grounds of the hall with Curious Minds, a north west-based education charity, which also put on a pop up museum performance with art group Frog and Bone.

The project, Hope Happenings, was supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund to encourage young people to engage in their community's heritage.

Saul Argent, of Curious Minds, which led the project, said: ""With climate change protests, knife crime and grooming issues all making headlines, the importance of listening to young people and ensuring that their voices are not only heard but are embedded in the cultural activities of our communities has never been more relevant.

"The Hope Happenings bring together all these themes, creating a platform for successful and inspirational young artists, young people, heritage organisations and communities to create events that will provide a celebration of young people's ideas and vision for the future based on their understanding of the past.

"The idea of Hope Happenings is to make young people the driving force behind a series of cultural events that take inspiration from the past and literally bring their ideas to the streets of their local communities in partnership with local museums."