LOCKDOWN RESOURCES

Stay involved and keep creating at home.

Celebrate the arrival of a new season. Check out these brilliant family friendly activities created by our amazing volunteers. 

Downloads:

Children's activities

Make your own Terranium

Seasonal Soup Recipe

International Women's Day Reading List

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Join our new creative project for 2021 as we mark 1 year of lockdowns and staying home to save lives.

The Playing In Project invites all creative people living and working in Leigh to co-create a deck of cards together, using oversized ready made cards as a base for our imaginative and wild designs. 

Once the whole deck is completed, we will be sharing it and using it for some fun collaborative games. 

Get in touch with your address. to receive your Playing Card by post! Limited to 50 participants.

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Video tutorials and activity guides for creativity at home.

 

For children under 5 yrs and their families:

Don't forget our monthly Tots workshops are back and taking place online >

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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

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Weekly activities throughout lockdown designed to decrease social isolation for older people. 

#artbypostproject 

#postcardsofkindness

Through our Instagram

artist Kate Bufton shares creative prompts for art postcards using materials around the home, which can be shared with older people or via the Postcards of Kindness registered care homes.

More info about the national Postcards of Kindness initiative here.

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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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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.

DOWNLOAD ACTIVITY WORKSHEETS

Find out more about

Cultural Routes

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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. 

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