These Lancashire Women are Witches in Politics. 2020-22
These Lancashire Women are Witches in Politics by Anna FC Smith and Helen Mather explored how portrayals of Leigh women from pre-Peterloo Reform Societies as witches and beasts can be repurposed within contemporary social and political contexts.
The project was presented as part of The Turnpike’s Activations programme, where artists come together to experiment, create with communities and test new approaches towards positive social impact. Throughout this process, artwork was co-created with a broad spectrum of the Leigh community through participatory workshops, talks and events.