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Turnpike Youth Collective


The Turnpike Youth Collective is a free creative community for young people from Wigan & Leigh. If you're aged 16-25 and would like to get involved in programmes at The Turnpike Gallery and learn about creative careers, come join us!

  • Get involved in events and exhibitions
  • Meet other like-minded people and take part in free creative activities
  • Learn about different careers in the arts
  • Visit artist's studios, exhibitions and more!

Sessions run every other Thursday evening from 6-8pm at The Turnpike Gallery. Snacks will be provided!

Check the dates for upcoming sessions and let us know you're coming - visit our Eventbrite page (external link).

Sessions will be led by artist Jamie-Lee Wainman. We asked Jamie to introduce herself here:

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"Hello! My name is Jamie and I am a creative practitioner based at Islington Mill in Salford. My work is focused on using play and creativity as a tool for learning, and making learning accessible to people with different learning styles. I am both neurodivergent and disabled, and I love sharing my passion for 3D printing, sustainability, and the arts as a tool for well-being with others. I’m excited to be leading the Youth Collective at the Turnpike Gallery, I can’t wait to learn new skills from the attendees and help foster a community in Leigh for like-minded creatives."

To learn more about Jamie's practice, visit her website (external link).