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August 2017

Wigan Live Festival – 2017

Friday, 18th August @ 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Friday & Saturday
Wigan Town Centre, Wigan, WN1 1PE United Kingdom

We would like to inform you that ………. WE ARE BACK!!! Year 5 and our ‘local community rock baby’ is now a toddler, with thanks to you for supporting live music. To say thank you for all your support, we are putting on another FREE LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL across your favourite Wigan venues. We have; Wigan Central , The Old Courts, The Boulevard, The Rok Box, Tap n Barrel, Casino De Cuba & Docs Symposium Over these venues, across 2 days…

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70’s Glam Rock Night Featuring GLAM45

Friday, 18th August @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

FRIDAY 18TH AUGUST // DOORS OPEN 7.30PM GRAND VAULT // THE OLD COURTS // WIGAN It’s been a while since we’ve had a 70’s knees up so we’re going for it big style! We have the amazing GLAM45 playing you THE best hits of the Glam Rock ERA. Donning original glam rock outfits, the band will have you dancing the night away with hits from The Sweet, The Glitter Band, Marc Bolan, T-Rex, David Bowie, Mott the Hoople, Roxy Music,…

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FNL: SHAKEDOWN STOCKHOLM + RIK JONES + DAVE RYBKA

Friday, 18th August @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Shakedown Stockholm is a 7 -piece rock outfit named as homage to a humble & beloved Adidas trainer. Often described as ‘a 21st Century Fleetwood Mac’ the band combines a blend of lush mesmerising harmonies over relentless aching guitar fuelled anthems. Support on the night comes in the form of Dave Rybka, an astute songwriter who draws on influences such as Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin’ Wolf and Leonard Cohen to name a few; he tells a vivid tale and…

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Wigan Live Festival – 2017

Saturday, 19th August @ 2:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Friday & Saturday
Wigan Town Centre, Wigan, WN1 1PE United Kingdom

We would like to inform you that ………. WE ARE BACK!!! Year 5 and our ‘local community rock baby’ is now a toddler, with thanks to you for supporting live music. To say thank you for all your support, we are putting on another FREE LIVE MUSIC FESTIVAL across your favourite Wigan venues. We have; Wigan Central , The Old Courts, The Boulevard, The Rok Box, Tap n Barrel, Casino De Cuba & Docs Symposium Over these venues, across 2 days…

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Northern Soul & Motown Night

Saturday, 19th August @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

We’re back! DJ Deano and accomplices Bob Richards and Steve Garner bringing you the very best in classic Northern Soul and Motown. Dance, drink, socialise, let your hair down and enjoy yourself to the best sounds from Wigan Casino and Hitsville. NOTHING beats that beating rhythm. The last event was a sell out so get involved quickly. We look forward to seeing you there! Over 18’s only  

£3
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Back to the Future – Moonlight Drive In

Saturday, 19th August @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
DW Stadium, Loire Dr, Robin Park
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

Moonlight  Drive-in Cinema The UK’s Largest Drive-in Cinema Back to the Future Eighties teenager Marty McFly is accidentally sent back in time to 1955, inadvertently disrupting his parents first meeting and attracting his mothers romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by rekindling his parents romance and – with the help of his eccentric inventor friend Doc Brown – return to 1985. DW Stadium, Car Park 4, Loire Dr, Wigan, WN5 0UH

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Vintage Farmers Market

Sunday, 20th August @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Every 3rd Sunday
Greenslate Community Farm, Greenslate Lodge, Greenslate Road
Billinge, Wigan, WN5 7BG United Kingdom

Amazing local artisan food and drink with a splash of vintage home made crafts! Greenslate Vintage Farmers Market is on the 3rd Sunday of every month celebrating all the great local produce we have right here in the North West and theres also hot food and refreshments to keep you fueled throughout! Admission is Free!  

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Moonlight Drive In

Sunday, 20th August @ 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm
DW Stadium, Loire Dr, Robin Park
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

Moonlight  Drive-in Cinema The UK’s Largest Drive-in Cinema The Rocky Horror Picture Show Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named ‘Rocky’. DW Stadium, Car Park 4, Loire Dr,…

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Wet & Wild Adventure Camp

Tuesday, 22nd August @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tues - Friday
Scotsman’s Flash, Worsley Mesnes Drive
Wigan, WN3 5TE United Kingdom

Summer holiday adventure at Scotmans Flash. Come on an adventure and try your hand at a range of exciting activities. Throughout August! AM sessions run 9.30am – 12.30pm. PM sessions run from 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Session cost is £12 per session, or stay all day for £22. Drop off available from 9am, pick up by 5pm. The programme is as follows: Tuesdays: AM – Paddlesports (Kayak & Canoe) PM – Sailing Wednesdays: AM – Mountain biking PM – Windsurf &…

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Hansel & Gretel

Tuesday, 22nd August @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Haigh Hall Country Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

With Hansel and Gretel lost in the woods, they follow the path that leads to the house made of sweets and Gingerbread. Never have you seen such a witch as lives there! How do the children escape and will they ever get home? Bring along a picnic, blanket/chairs and imagination! Gates open half an hour prior to performance starting All tickets £7.50 or family ticket for 3 people – £15.00 Under 3s – free entry No booking fee Book online: www.haightickets.co.uk…

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Wet & Wild Adventure Camp

Wednesday, 23rd August @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tues - Friday
Scotsman’s Flash, Worsley Mesnes Drive
Wigan, WN3 5TE United Kingdom

Summer holiday adventure at Scotmans Flash. Come on an adventure and try your hand at a range of exciting activities. Throughout August! AM sessions run 9.30am – 12.30pm. PM sessions run from 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Session cost is £12 per session, or stay all day for £22. Drop off available from 9am, pick up by 5pm. The programme is as follows: Tuesdays: AM – Paddlesports (Kayak & Canoe) PM – Sailing Wednesdays: AM – Mountain biking PM – Windsurf &…

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Wet & Wild Adventure Camp

Thursday, 24th August @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tues - Friday
Scotsman’s Flash, Worsley Mesnes Drive
Wigan, WN3 5TE United Kingdom

Summer holiday adventure at Scotmans Flash. Come on an adventure and try your hand at a range of exciting activities. Throughout August! AM sessions run 9.30am – 12.30pm. PM sessions run from 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Session cost is £12 per session, or stay all day for £22. Drop off available from 9am, pick up by 5pm. The programme is as follows: Tuesdays: AM – Paddlesports (Kayak & Canoe) PM – Sailing Wednesdays: AM – Mountain biking PM – Windsurf &…

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Explore Egypt

Thursday, 24th August @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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hursday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st August
Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

Thursday 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st August 1pm – 2.30pm Price: £2.50 per child booking required Make your own treasures as we explore the Land of the Pharaohs! Try super trails, crafty treats and discover some real Egyptian artefacts.

£2.50
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Wet & Wild Adventure Camp

Friday, 25th August @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Tues - Friday
Scotsman’s Flash, Worsley Mesnes Drive
Wigan, WN3 5TE United Kingdom

Summer holiday adventure at Scotmans Flash. Come on an adventure and try your hand at a range of exciting activities. Throughout August! AM sessions run 9.30am – 12.30pm. PM sessions run from 1.30pm – 4.30pm. Session cost is £12 per session, or stay all day for £22. Drop off available from 9am, pick up by 5pm. The programme is as follows: Tuesdays: AM – Paddlesports (Kayak & Canoe) PM – Sailing Wednesdays: AM – Mountain biking PM – Windsurf &…

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Haigh Foodie Friday

Friday, 25th August @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Last Friday of the Month
Haigh Hall Country Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

This is a great new street food and drink event on the last Friday of the month. Kitchen Courtyard – Haigh Woodland Park resident vendors ,plus a tasty mix of guest street food traders will provide a feast of treats and drinks to sample. Adventure Golf and Play open until 8.30pm Free entry and free parking Follow @HaighFoodieFri on Twitter

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The Prince Experience

Friday, 25th August @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

GRAND VAULT // THE OLD COURTS TICKETS £12 ADVANCE // £14 ON THE DOOR DOORS OPEN 7.30PM Last year we lost Prince, one of the most prolific and controversial musical icons of all time, it seems there’s nothing this man couldn’t do, and because there was only one PRINCE, there’s only one Prince tribute band, The Prince Experience The nine piece Prince Experience is made up of some amazing musicians who all have one thing in common – they are…

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Egyptian Animal Mummies Uncovered Exhibition

Saturday, 26th August @ 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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Love Gin Festival

Saturday, 26th August @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Love Gin Festival is BACK! This time you’ll get your very own branded ‘Love Gin’ festival glass to keep as a memento. There’ll be more gins, more flavoured gins and local gins too. Plus, we have the fabulous Andy Mack AKA The Human Jukebox to entertain you! So join us for our very own gin festival, we’re sure you’ll have a great night. Remember, all our profits go back in to arts and community projects here in Wigan so…

£10
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Salford City Radio Rock All Nighter with Tommy Rocks & Mad Dog

Saturday, 26th August @ 8:00 pm - 3:00 am
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Salford City Radio will be on the road at the Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan WN1 1NA with all nighter rock night. Featuring our very own rock DJ’s. Tommy Rocks & Mad Dog Maiden. Tickets are £3 or £4 on the door and available from the old courts or online @ http://www.seetickets.com/tour/saford-city-radio-rock-all-nighter. Tommy Rocks 8pm – 12am Classic Rock & Classic Metal Mad Dog Maiden 12am – 4am Classic Rock Classic Metal & Psychedelic rock & Punk

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Riff Raff

Saturday, 26th August @ 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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