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
Turnpike Tots

Turnpike Tots was a regular programme engaging little artists aged 0-5 years and their parents and carers in lively creative activities. Delivered in partnership with Tina Thomas from Upbeat Academy, sessions blended music, dance and messy play to support early development and socialization. Our 2020-21 programme was supported by funding from Comic Relief.