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December 2017

Christmas Craft & Gift Fair

Friday, 15th December @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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15th & 16th
Wigan Market, Wigan, WN1 1PX

Many amazing stalls in Wigan Market Plus a free kids craft workshop

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Art Exhibition: Jane Fairhurst & Reggie Doherty

Friday, 15th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Art Exhibition: The Transit of Venus, Jane Fairhurst. Guise, Reggie Doherty. Open Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January. In The Transit of Venus Jane Fairhurst creates an idealised working space that is part domestic, part studio-gallery reflecting the dichotomy of many female artists working between home and studio. This retrospective exhibition includes work made over two decades and reflects Fairhurst’s on-going journey of discovery into women’s overlooked histories. Research is integral to her practice; she gleans knowledge from multiple…

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Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves – Christmas Pantomime

Friday, 15th December @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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15th, 16th, and 17th
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES! LAUGHTER! & FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY! Family pantomime! Fun & frolics for everyone – Oh no it isn’t!!! Yes, it REALLY is!!! The Old Courts and Say Two Productions are all set for the opening of our first Christmas pantomime. You will be entertained by a cast of professional actors from ‘Say Two’ along with an amazing talented support cast hand picked from Wigan’s community old and young. The talented team of locals…

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U2-2

Friday, 15th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER | THE GRAND VAULT | DOORS 7:30PM | TICKETS £14 IN ADV // £15 OTD U2 2 are the world’s longest running tribute to U2. Formed by current members in 1992 under the name, ‘Achtung Baby’, the band have performed over 1300 shows, spanning three continents. Praised by Bono, U2’s staff and family members, they are the ‘real-deal’ when it comes to ‘look-a-like/sound-a-likes’. As seen on national TV across many countries, U2 2 have often been mistaken…

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FNL: The Dead Shores / Grassroots / Ste Ashcroft / Andy Stonier

Friday, 15th December @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Dead Shores, a Wigan-based four piece who write about mundane normality and translate it into poetic guitar wonder like an emphatic Half Man Half Biscuit. Grassroots provide main support for the night – although they cover many influences, a strong classic rock influence remains at their core. Acoustic support is provided by the tender vocals and honest and engaging delivery of Ste Ashcroft and Andy Stonier, both playing sets of quality original material and classic covers. Friday 15th Dec…

£3
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Christmas Craft & Gift Fair

Saturday, 16th December @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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15th & 16th
Wigan Market, Wigan, WN1 1PX

Many amazing stalls in Wigan Market Plus a free kids craft workshop

Free
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Egyptian Animal Mummies Uncovered Exhibition

Saturday, 16th December @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Monday: 10am - 5pm Tuesday: 10am - 5pm Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 10am - 5pm Friday: 10am - 5pm Saturday: 11am - 3pm Sunday: Closed
Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

The award-winning Egyptian Animal Mummies Uncovered exhibition is coming to Wigan! The Museum of Wigan Life will become just the fourth museum in the UK to play host to a prestigious exhibition produced by Manchester Museum. Only Manchester Museum, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow and World Museum Liverpool have hosted this touring exhibition, making it an exciting capture for Wigan! Animal Mummies Uncovered offers a fascinating insight into the world of Ancient Egyptian animal mummification. This myth-busting experience…

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Santa’s Grotto

Saturday, 16th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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2nd - 23rd Dec
Haigh Hall Country Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Visit Santa in his Grotto at the Kitchen Courtyard here at Haigh – a magical Christmas experience for children! 🎅 *every weekend during December* Booking essential! Telephone: 01942 828280 £5 per child Each child will receive a small gift In association with Friends of Haigh Woodland Park

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Art Exhibition: Jane Fairhurst & Reggie Doherty

Saturday, 16th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Art Exhibition: The Transit of Venus, Jane Fairhurst. Guise, Reggie Doherty. Open Fridays and Saturdays 8-20 December, 12-20 January. In The Transit of Venus Jane Fairhurst creates an idealised working space that is part domestic, part studio-gallery reflecting the dichotomy of many female artists working between home and studio. This retrospective exhibition includes work made over two decades and reflects Fairhurst’s on-going journey of discovery into women’s overlooked histories. Research is integral to her practice; she gleans knowledge from multiple…

Free
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Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves – Christmas Pantomime

Saturday, 16th December @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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15th, 16th, and 17th
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES! LAUGHTER! & FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY! Family pantomime! Fun & frolics for everyone – Oh no it isn’t!!! Yes, it REALLY is!!! The Old Courts and Say Two Productions are all set for the opening of our first Christmas pantomime. You will be entertained by a cast of professional actors from ‘Say Two’ along with an amazing talented support cast hand picked from Wigan’s community old and young. The talented team of locals…

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THE BEATLES TRIBUTE CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT

Saturday, 16th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
DW Stadium, Loire Dr, Robin Park
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

A first class Beatles tribute band; covering all the greatest hits from the swinging sixties by the “Fab Four”. Event includes: 4 Course Dinner, Live Entertainment, Disco with DJ & Late Bar For details of the menu for this event please CLICK HERE    

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HEY PIXIES

Saturday, 16th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Hey Pixies are the UK’s most gigantic Pixies tribute band! Formed late 2015 in Manchester by four talented musicians who have each previously notched up many gigs with original and other cover bands. The guys (and gal) came together through their shared love of the Pixies. A few false starts later, the current line-up of Hey Pixies started intensive rehearsals. 6 months later the gigs started and were enthusiastically received. They quickly gained attention of promoters across the region and…

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Riff Raff

Saturday, 16th December @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Boulevard, 17A Wallgate
Wigan, WN1 1LD United Kingdom

RIFF RAFF are a four piece rock covers band from the Northwest. With over a decade of gigging experience we are one of the hardest working bands on the circuit. Covering the likes of AC/DC, Sabbath and Rainbow as well more obscure bands such as Cinderella and Foreigner, you wont be disappointed. Free entry

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Christmas Markets

Sunday, 17th December @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Sundays
Greenslate Community Farm, Greenslate Lodge, Greenslate Road
Billinge, Wigan, WN5 7BG United Kingdom

Our Christmas Markets at Greenslate Farm are going to be bigger and better than ever. There will be plenty to see, do, eat and drink. Keep it local this year, sort your gifts and warm up your spirit for Christmas at Greenslate Community Farm. Craft, Food & Gift Stalls Music & Live Entertainment Practical Christmas Craft Demos Festive Food & Mulled Wine   Sunday 26th November 12-4pm Sunday 3rd December 12-4pm Sunday 10th December 12-4pm Sunday 17th December 12-4pm

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The Arrival of Santa

Sunday, 17th December @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Haigh Hall Country Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Watch Santa on his sleigh with his reindeers on a parade through the upper planations to the Kitchen Courtyard. Santa parade – 12 noon (arrival in courtyard 12.45pm) Foodie Sunday opens – 12 noon Christmas Carols – 12.30pm Live music – 1.30pm Brass Band – 2.30pm Santa’s Grotto open 1.30 – 4.30pm (£5 per child, booking essential – call 01942 828280) In association with Friends of Haigh Woodland Park

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Ali Baba and The Forty Thieves – Christmas Pantomime

Sunday, 17th December @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
15th, 16th, and 17th
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

ALI BABA AND THE FORTY THIEVES! LAUGHTER! & FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY! Family pantomime! Fun & frolics for everyone – Oh no it isn’t!!! Yes, it REALLY is!!! The Old Courts and Say Two Productions are all set for the opening of our first Christmas pantomime. You will be entertained by a cast of professional actors from ‘Say Two’ along with an amazing talented support cast hand picked from Wigan’s community old and young. The talented team of locals…

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Slack Alice: Blues N Boogie

Thursday, 21st December @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER // DOORS OPEN 7.30PM TICKETS £10 ADVANCE // £12 ON THE DOOR BAILIFF BAR // THE OLD COURTS // WIGAN “That was Rock n Roll as it should be! Slack Alice are the best band I’ve seen for a very long time! They are up there with the very best! A great night” – Enough said – come along for a great Christmas BluesnBoogie special and enjoy!  

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Christmas Family Drive In *extra date*

Friday, 22nd December @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Haigh Hall Country Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

*added date* A very special seasonal family treat. Haigh Woodland Park will host Wigan Borough’s first ever Drive In cinema event. Watch a Christmas short film followed by the Christmas family feature film ‘ELF’ on our 40’ x 20’ screen along with digital ‘in car’ audio. There will also be pre-film children’s entertainment and great food and drink plus ‘In Car’ games and giveaways. The perfect way to prepare for Christmas! Advance bookings – Family Car: £22 (up to 5…

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MAD FRIDAY FESTIVAL

Friday, 22nd December @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Mad Friday Festival Eleven bands across two floors of The Old Courts. Energetic live performances from a variety of local up and coming bands, with styles ranging from electro to indie-rock and everything inbetween. Mad for it! BIG BAMBORA | SHALLOW WATERS | THE VELLYS | THE STETSONS ELECTRIC | STRAY WEATHER | JOE ASTLEY & THE BACK PAGES | HANS SHENANS | COLUMBIA | MANALISHI | CHASING TIDEAS | THE FOSSA DJ SETS | REVERBERATION | THE BAILIFF BAR…

£4
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Soul & Motown Night With The Funkside Band

Friday, 22nd December @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Friday 22nd December | The Court Room | Doors 7:30pm Tickets £10 We have a real Christmas treat for you this year. Following scores of requests we are delighted to welcome The Funkside band to The Victorian Courtroom for a festive knees up. This fantastic 6 piece band have an awesome repertoire of the very best Soul, Funk and Motown records and and contemporary classics that harbour the same groove. they journey through Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and…

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