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August 2019

The Global Big Latch On

Friday, 2nd August @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Mesnes Park, Mesnes Park Terrace
Wigan, WN1 1TU United Kingdom

The Global Big Latch On takes place at registered locations around the world, where people gather together to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to promote and support breastfeeding. At around 10.30am we count all the breastfeeding, chestfeeding and babies receiving expressed breastmilk that is happening at that time. If you are nursing twins or triplets or more, it counts as 2 or 3 etc. even if they are not…

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Link N Park

Friday, 2nd August @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Boulevard, 17A Wallgate
Wigan, WN1 1LD United Kingdom

Link N Park – The Uk’s leading tribute to Linkin Park performing live at The Boulevard

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Billy Joel Tribute UK

Friday, 2nd August @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Monaco, Atherton Road, Hindley
Wigan, WN2 3EU United Kingdom

Join us at The Monaco, Hindley for an amazing night of Billy Joel’s Greatest Hits. Including Just The Way You Are, Uptown Girl, River Of Dreams, Big Shot, New York State of Mind, Piano Man, and many many more… Having sold more than 150 million records, Billy Joel ranks as one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in the world. Billy Joel Tribute Uk, Gaz Jenkins has produced a show to this popular icon that covers all…

£12.50
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The Jam DRC

Friday, 2nd August @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Jam DRC are back to blow the roof off once again. They bring the full repertoire – Going Underground, That’s Entertainment, Funeral Pyre, Eton Rifles, When You’re Young – all the big numbers and some of the more obscure records chosen by the band who are avid Jam fans. You get energy, aggression, commitment, blood, sweat and tears, as standard. Support on the night to be announced. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRw5g9Yzw4E Over 14 with an adult Friday 2nd…

£10
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Wigan Comic Con

Saturday, 3rd August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

Celebrity guests from TV film and comics. retro gaming area and arcade machines. Tv / film displays and a trader hall that’s full of geeky goodies. Professional cosplay groups. Cosplay competition and cool cars. Fun and affordable for all ages. Early entry tickets at no extra cost. http://www.funkyfigures.co.uk/

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Newton Town Show 2019

Saturday, 3rd August @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mesnes Park – Newton, Mesnes Park, Park Road
North Newton-le-Willows, WA12 9TA United Kingdom

The Newton Town Show is an annual event hosted on the first Saturday in August at Mesnes Park. It is a great way for the people of Newton-le-Willows to come together as a community & celebrate! The Show will be packed with attractions for all ages, various stalls and the return of our arts and crafts competition. There will be something for everyone, young or young at heart. Any proceeds from our annual Town Show goes back to Newton and…

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Pride Rainbow Crafts Day

Saturday, 3rd August @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Please note this workshop is a drop in, and booking is not required. What could be better than a day full of rainbows? Show your support for Wigan Pride by making your own rainbow flag to take to the festival on the 10th August. We’ll also be joined by Jem Events, who will be doing colourful, glittery face paints all day! Recommended 8+, but can be adapted to suit younger children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Garden Party

Saturday, 3rd August @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street
Hindley, Wigan, United Kingdom

Pick up a bargain, enjoy a burger from our BBQ, chance your hand at one of our ever popular tombolas or simply sit and soak up the carnival atmosphere. Our annual Garden Party takes place in our beautiful grounds at Kildare Street, Hindley, from 12noon until 4pm. Come down and enjoy games, raffles and stalls selling crafts, bric-a-brac, plants, refreshments and more.

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Charity Vinyl Record Fair

Saturday, 3rd August @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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First Saturday of the Month
Crooke Hall Inn, Crooke Road
Standish Lower Ground, Wigan, WN6 8LR United Kingdom

Charity Vinyl Record Fair on the 1st Saturday of the month, June to Dec. 12-4pm. Food & drinks available, large car park. Public admission £1 which goes to Dogs for Good – https://www.dogsforgood.org Dealers £8 per 5ft table or £40 for all 8 fairs.   Access 11.30am. For more info please call 01942 236088 or 07443 562020

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And Heavy Metal For Wigan IX: Stormrider

Saturday, 3rd August @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Boulevard, 17A Wallgate
Wigan, WN1 1LD United Kingdom

Another showcase of talent in the north west. Some bands playing in Wigan for the very first time. Be amongst the first to hear the new live material from both Forlorn Hope and Stormrider!Iridium Groovy thrash metallers from Preston bringing their own unique sound as well as covers! Forlorn Hope Excited to have this historic metal act from Liverpool! History metal? Yeah, come down and get an education whilst rocking out to some awesome power metal tunage! Sin Circus Blackpool…

£3
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NORTHERN SOUL ALL NIGHTER

Saturday, 3rd August @ 8:00 pm - 2:30 am
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

3 Clubs All Nighter comes is here for a 2 floor extravaganza for 1 whole night long. Taking in The Grand Vault and The Theatre, you will be treated to: Main room – A former Victorian court room now theatre space featuring Allnighter sounds ‘Past and Present’ (similar to the big room at Witton) this space has a balcony, vaulted ceiling and 20k rig! An alternative room featuring a more adventurous music policy delivered by Collector/DJ/Enthusiasts (similar to the Dolly…

£10
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Greenslate Summer Fair

Sunday, 4th August @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Greenslate Community Farm, Greenslate Lodge, Greenslate Road
Billinge, Wigan, WN5 7BG United Kingdom

Our Summer Fair will be on Sunday 4th August from 11-4pm. Our theme this year is #greeneratgreenslate and we will have: Live Music and Open Mic stage, “Magic in the Woods” Story walk, Nature kids craft corner, Treasure trail, eco skills workshops as well as the usual Bar, Great food, Bouncy Castle, Market stalls and animal tours

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‘At Home’ Haigh Hall History Tour

Tuesday, 6th August @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Haigh Hall Hotel is a historic country house in Haigh, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. Built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay, 7th Earl of Balcarres, it replaced an ancient manor house and was the Lindsay family’s home until 1947, when it was sold to Wigan Corporation. Come and be ‘At Home’ with us at the stunning Grade II* listed Haigh Hall Hotel and learn about the fascinating history of one of Wigan’s finest architectural treasures. 10.30AM…

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Theatre in the Walled Gardens

Tuesday, 6th August @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

THEATRE IN THE WALLED GARDENS. This summer, Pendle Productions are hosting some wonderful plays in the walled gardens here at Haigh Woodland Park. Tuesday 23rd July – Alice Through The Looking Glass. Tuesday 30th July – Cinderella – A Summer Pantomime. Tuesday 6th August – The Little Mermaid. Tuesday 13th August – The Dragon Who Lost His Home. Tuesday 20th August – The Three Little Pigs & Goldilocks And The Three Bears. Tuesday 27th August – The Wizard of Oz.…

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National Play Day

Wednesday, 7th August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Celebrate children’s right to play in the annual National Play Day event at Haigh Woodland Park. Great mix of free and paid for activities to enjoy throughout the day from 10am to 4pm.. Inflatables, junkyard modelling, Punch & Judy, crafts, sports, face painting, storytelling, music tent, DJ, den building, bushcrafts, axe throwing and lots more are the order of the day at Haigh Woodland Park. These activities are at the park to celebrate childrens right to play in the annual…

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EMMA HOLCROFT: Celebrating the women of song

Wednesday, 7th August @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us in The Holding Cell every first Wednesday of the month for fantastic live Jazz. For our first Wednesday Jazz session we’re delighted to be joined by Emma Holcroft, star vocalist with the Swingtime Big Band as she celebrates the women of song. She’ll also be joined on the night by Dean Masser (tenor sax) and the Richard Wetherall Trio. 18 and over only Wednesday 7th of August | The Holding Cell in The Bailiff Bar | Free Entry

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) – Presented by Leigh Film Society

Thursday, 8th August @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

“In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.” Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/VEdngvMGjg0 Released 7th September 2018, Drama/Romance Running time 1 hour 31 minutes, IMDB rating 6.7 Cast Chloe Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard Director Desiree Akhavan, Writer Desiree Akhavan Over 12 with an Adult Film starts at 7.30pm. Duration 1 hour and 31 minutes Thursday 8th of August 2019 | The Theatre: Entrance 4 | Doors and Bar open at…

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Open Mic Poetry – WIGAN

Thursday, 8th August @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for Wigan’s longest-running and most successful poetry open mic – in conjunction with Write Out Loud. We welcome established poets and newcomers alike to a friendly and supportive night of words. Whether you’re a political ranter, romantic, serious or comic poet, whether you rhyme or not– there’s a place for you at Wigan’s Write Out Loud open mic poetry night. 18 and over only Open mic begins at 8:00pm Thursday 8th of August 2019 | The Holding Cell…

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Pizza & Pint night

Friday, 9th August @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Friday of the Month
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

ARTISAN PIZZA & CRAFT BEERS Travelling Pizza Company are back with the award-winning TWO LEFT FEET TAP for 2019 with more exciting pizza and pint pairings. Join us for an evening of artisan pizza and craft beers. We serve our slow proved sourdough wood fired artisan pizza from our vintage horse trailer in the Kitchen Courtyard. Our menus are Neapolitan in style using the finest high quality italian ingredients mixed with locally sourced and seasonal specialities. Only £7.50 – (Offer on…

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FNL: Brandon Lee Webb Band & Special Guests

Friday, 9th August @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Friday Night Live returns to the Grand Vault, bringing you a fine selection of up and coming bands and singer-songwriters – both local and from out of town! We welcome back Brandon Lee Webb Band to the Grand Vault for what will no doubt be a powerful performance. Their blend of electric/acoustic blues rock is a little more Kelly Joe Phelps than it is Mississippi John Hurt, throw in a touch of John Martyn and a dab of The Door’s…

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