Stay involved and keep creating during our temporary closure. 

We have been working with 26 other organisations across Greater Manchester to make and distribute 22,000 Creative Care Kits to young people with limited internet access.


You are welcome to download your own copy of the 36 page book full of ideas, activities and tips to support wellbeing.



This resource is free to use by young people, families and those who support young people.


Activities for children aged 6-11yrs during the scheduled school holidays. 

Watercolour & wax resist painting for Easter >

3D drawing activity >

2020 Vision Online:

Activity 1: Zentangle Hands

Activity 2 & 3: Coming

soon! Sign up to take part. 


Acclaimed poet Louise Fazackerley continued to deliver writing resources and online sessions for anyone looking to develop their creative writing. 

Louise and the Secret Writers Club respond to our exhibitions and events throughout the year, sharing their unique insights through public events. 


Artist Kate Bufton designed a Creative Care Pack containing a series of engaging and creative activities for our Art Tea group members facing isolation during lockdown.

Packs were posted to group members and outcomes are shared on our social media channels. 


The Turnpike building may be closed but you can still explore images and resources from our previous exhibitions. 

We invited previous exhibitors to respond to lockdown through a curated Spotify Playlist. 

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