Stay involved and keep creating at home during our temporary closure. 

Video tutorials and activity guides for creativity at home.


For children under 5 yrs and their families:


Take part in our current Activations project with artists Helen Mather and Anna FC Smith, 

These Lancashire Women are Witches in Politics.

Make your own pageant tassels to decorate hustings, inspired by the Leigh female reformers of 1819 who aped the pageantry of establishment to state their own power. 

Instruction Video here


Are you aged 50 years or older and interested in developing your creative work? Join us in a collaborative project which celebrates the art of sculptor William Mitchell, creator of the Turnpike Centre's concrete frieze entrance. 


Anyone aged 50 years and over in the Wigan borough is invited to take part in the activities using the downloadable worksheet, and accessing video tutorials and support through a dedicated facebook group.


Find out more about

Cultural Routes


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


Need some music to boost your mood?

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


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 books full of ideas, activities and tips to support wellbeing.

Keep Well with Creativity - DOWNLOAD

Being the Change - DOWNLOAD



These resources are free to use by young people, families and those who support young people.

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