WELCOME TO THE TURNPIKE
Due to the latest government guidance, we are temporarily closed
But our work continues! At The Turnpike we're responding effectively to rapidly changing circumstances, priorities and uncertainties. We are using our resources to connect artists with community in order to co-develop ambitious ideas for positive social impact and a vision for a sustainable future.
Here are a few things currently happening at The Turnpike
ACTIVATIONS: ONLINE LIVE EVENT
Saturday 3rd April 6pm – 7pm.
WORKING CLASS WITCHES ON BROKEN PAVEMENTS
Poetry performance and live Q&A with poet Louise Fazackerley.
Alt-pop poet, Louise Fazackerley, performs a selection of poetry chosen to reflect themes that mirror the life and actions of The Leigh Female Reformers of 1819. Her contemporary lived observations of life and politics in a northern town speak across the centuries and evoke an atmosphere of place; of hardship, of conviviality, and of everyday magic.
This event is part of the project These Lancashire Women are Witches In Politics at The Turnpike, Leigh.
YOUNG PEOPLE: LIVE WORKSHOP
Thurs 8th & 15th April, 11am – 12.30pm.
ART WALK: LOOKING FOR LEIGH
Outdoor walking workshops with artist and current student Jacob Longcake, for young people 11yrs and older.
Join us for a socially distanced walk during the Easter holidays to explore creative practice on the move. Jacob Longcake will guide us on a journey through urban and green spaces, as we use different art materials and ideas to record the world on our doorstep and see it in a whole new light.
The sessions will be supported by a trained first-aider and staff member. Limited spaces available to ensure compliance with current government guidance. All materials supplied. Free to attend but booking essential.
ACTIVATIONS: RECORDED PERFORMANCE
EPIC LUXE: Frances Disley and Fallen Angels Dance Theatre
Watch the performance of Epic Luxe: a work created by Frances Disley in collaboration with Fallen Angels Dance Theatre