Photography by Livia Lazar

Frances Disley & Fallen Angels Dance Theatre

Activations are moments at The Turnpike when artists come together to experiment, create with communities and begin new work. Often interdisciplinary in their approach, an Activation allows the gallery to become a live testing ground for new ways of making art towards positive social impact.


Through the medium of dance, Fallen Angels Dance Theatre support people in recovery from addiction and have developed a process of using The Turnpike’s visual art programme to inspire and inform their sessions. For Activation:01, artist Frances Disley will work in collaboration with the Leigh branch of Fallen Angels Dance Theatre to enhance the experience of the participants in their weekly sessions at The Turnpike.

Outcomes will then be shared with the broader community, offering an alternative approach to addiction recovery through social prescribing. 

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