The Turnpike CIC was a bold, independent not-for-profit arts project with community at its heart, based in Leigh, Greater Manchester.

This web archive, titled Could this be paradise? reflects on our 5 years in Leigh, highlighting the community voices and artists who have worked with us to shape our organisation.

We want to say a huge thank you to our Turnpike family; the team members, volunteers, artists, community members, peer organisations, funders and supporters who have invested their energy, creativity and ingenuity with us over the years.

Learning & Young People
Art Tea

Art Tea was initiated as a regular creative-wellbeing programme, targeted at older adults who may be experiencing social isolation or health issues. Lead artist Kate Bufton supported the group with engaging activities inspired by a variety of contemporary and modern artists. The sessions provide a calm space in The Turnpike’s studio for relaxing, making and drawing.