These Lancashire Women are Witches in Politics with The Turnpike

Creative Tourist
These Lancashire Women are Witches in Politics with The Turnpike
Helen Mather and Anna FC Smith by the obelisk next to The Turnpike, Leigh

These Lancashire Women are Witches in Politics at The Turnpike, Manchester 1 January 2020 — 31 January 2022 Entrance is free — Visit now

Note: All events and workshops for These Lancashire Women are Witches in Politics are currently being run online. Please check The Turnpike’s social media for upcoming activities. 

This collaborative project and interactive residency by artists Helen Mather and Anna FC Smith takes its initial inspiration from the history of the Leigh Female Reformers of 1819 and the monstrous representations of them in the media of the time. Drawing on this symbolism and elements of the reformer’s activities, the artists are researching and developing work with the Leigh community which weaves a new empowering language based on a shared history of place, myth, power and witchcraft.

These Lancashire Women are Witches in Politics is presented as part of the Activations programme at The Turnpike.

These Lancashire Women are Witches in Politics at The Turnpike, Manchester 1 January 2020 — 31 January 2022 Entrance is free Visit now

Where to go near These Lancashire Women are Witches in Politics with The Turnpike

Leigh
Restaurant
Twentymans

Independent and delightfully unique pizza place with rustic decor. Based in Leigh, a few minutes drive from both Liverpool and Manchester.

Hop and Hazlewood
Tyldesley
Bar or Pub
Hop and Hazlewood

Hop and Hazlewood is a craft beer and gin joint in the heart of Tyldesley, a short trip out of Manchester.

Prince's Park
Salford
Park
Prince’s Park

Prince’s Park lies at the centre of Irlam and offers a wide variety of recreational opportunities for people of all ages to enjoy.

The Edge exterior
Wigan
Event venue
The Edge, Wigan

Opened in September 2017, The Edge Arena is Wigan’s performance, conference and event venue.

Octagon Theatre Bolton
Bolton
Theatre
Octagon Theatre

Currently undergoing an exciting period of redevelopment, the Octagon Theatre Bolton makes nationally-regarded theatre with a strong focus on community.

Bolton Library Theatre
Bolton
Library
Bolton Library Theatre

Bolton Library Theatre is situated inside Bolton Museum, a public museum and art gallery, which is owned by Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council.

Bolton
Event venue
Albert Halls Bolton

A colonnaded neoclassical Victorian town hall, now hosting comedy, dance, music and pantomime shows, right in the heart of Bolton.

What's on: Exhibitions

Culture Guides

Theatre in Manchester and the North
Theatre in Manchester and the North

Affecting contemporary performances and fresh, relevant takes on enduring classics, we pick out shows that help us scrutinise the world we live in.

Festival-goers at Green Island
Music in Manchester and the North

Gazing longingly towards the good times that will accompany the surely imminent sun, we take a look at the best music festivals coming up in Manchester and Salford.