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December 2018

Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Saturday, 8th December @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Monday, 31st December ,2018

Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era will open at the Museum of Wigan Life in time for Easter half term. ‘Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood’, is a free, interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian life through dress up, games and education and will be open for visitors from Tuesday 3rd April. Child’s Play will replace the popular Animal Mummies Uncovered display, a touring exhibition produced by Manchester Museum. Offering…

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Wigan Open Exhibition

Saturday, 8th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In December
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for the opening evening of Wigan Open Exhibition 2018! Showcasing artists from the North West and beyond, Wigan Open Exhibition is an eclectic show that celebrates local and national talents. All ages welcome Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17th of November until the 15th of December Appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact 01942 834747 if you would like to arrange an out of hours viewing for yourself or a group. The…

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Wait Until Dark

Saturday, 8th December @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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28th - 8th
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

The play follows the story of Suzy, a blind woman, who becomes embroiled with a group of conmen hatching an elaborate scam. As the tension mounts, she is left to fend for herself but with the phone line cut dead and the house plunged into darkness, can Suzy outwit the murderous visitors? Can our heroine pit her wits against the callers who may not be who they say they are? This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel…

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Wigan Open Exhibition

Sunday, 9th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In December
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for the opening evening of Wigan Open Exhibition 2018! Showcasing artists from the North West and beyond, Wigan Open Exhibition is an eclectic show that celebrates local and national talents. All ages welcome Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17th of November until the 15th of December Appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact 01942 834747 if you would like to arrange an out of hours viewing for yourself or a group. The…

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Christmas Market and Craft Workshops

Sunday, 9th December @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greenslate Community Farm, Greenslate Lodge, Greenslate Road
Billinge, Wigan, WN5 7BG United Kingdom

Christmas Market with Craft Workshops, Market Stalls, Live Music, Festive Food, and another chance to see Santa in his Grotto. There is something special about hand crafted creations like hand made decorations for Christmas or little homes for birds (or even Fairies). Spend a happy and creative few hours with us at Greenslate Community Farm on Sunday 9th of December and lets see what you can make. Bird Box Building Workshop – 1:15 pm to 3:00 pm Christmas Wreath Making…

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Wigan Makers Market

Sunday, 9th December @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Meet the makers and browse hundreds of unique items at our first Makers Market! Shop handmade gifts and support local artists, crafters, and makers of all kinds. If you’ve got someone that you just can’t find a gift for… This is the place! Expect live music, a bar and friendly, festive vibes all around. Is it free? YES! Free entry for all visitors. Is there a bar? YES! We have a licensed bar serving hot and cold drinks. Is there…

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Steaming Sundays

Sunday, 9th December @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Trencherfield Mill, Wigan Pier Quarter
Wigan, WN3 4EF United Kingdom

Visit Trencherfield Mill on a Steaming Sunday to admire this giant’s immense size and power, but more importantly, experience it working as it did all those years ago.   At 1pm you’ll enjoy an informative multimedia presentation by engineers about the Mill Engine’s history and its immense power. Steaming Sundays Adult: £4 Children under 12 and concessions: £2 Family ticket (up to two adults and two children): £10 Group booking – 20% discount for parties of more than 15 people…

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Dick Whittington and his cat – Outdoor Pantomime

Sunday, 9th December @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Haigh Woodland Park & Pendle Productions special one-off production of Dick Whittington. A traditional 90 minute (with interval) FREE outdoor pantomime. There will be dance, dazzle, song, sparkle, slapstick routines, magic and King Rat! Only you can help Dick to stop the King Rat’s plot to take over the whole of England. Show starts at 1pm in the Kitchen Courtyard. FREE admission. No ticket required. Car park charges apply.

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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Wednesday, 12th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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Wigan Open Exhibition

Thursday, 13th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In December
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for the opening evening of Wigan Open Exhibition 2018! Showcasing artists from the North West and beyond, Wigan Open Exhibition is an eclectic show that celebrates local and national talents. All ages welcome Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17th of November until the 15th of December Appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact 01942 834747 if you would like to arrange an out of hours viewing for yourself or a group. The…

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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Thursday, 13th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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Wigan Little Theatre – Open Evening

Thursday, 13th December @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Wigan Little Theatre Needs You! Could you build a set, paint it, light it, act in it, pull a pint, sell some tickets? We have talent, skills and enthusiasm in abundance but we always need more like us to help get our productions on stage. For over 70 years WLT has been the heart of drama in the Borough and we want to continue to do what we do so well for many more seasons. There’s so much you can…

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Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Thursday, 13th December @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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Wigan Open Exhibition

Friday, 14th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In December
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for the opening evening of Wigan Open Exhibition 2018! Showcasing artists from the North West and beyond, Wigan Open Exhibition is an eclectic show that celebrates local and national talents. All ages welcome Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17th of November until the 15th of December Appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact 01942 834747 if you would like to arrange an out of hours viewing for yourself or a group. The…

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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Friday, 14th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Saturday, 15th December @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until Monday, 31st December ,2018

Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era will open at the Museum of Wigan Life in time for Easter half term. ‘Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood’, is a free, interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian life through dress up, games and education and will be open for visitors from Tuesday 3rd April. Child’s Play will replace the popular Animal Mummies Uncovered display, a touring exhibition produced by Manchester Museum. Offering…

Free
Find out more

Wigan Open Exhibition

Saturday, 15th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
In December
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for the opening evening of Wigan Open Exhibition 2018! Showcasing artists from the North West and beyond, Wigan Open Exhibition is an eclectic show that celebrates local and national talents. All ages welcome Gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 17th of November until the 15th of December Appointments can be made for Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please contact 01942 834747 if you would like to arrange an out of hours viewing for yourself or a group. The…

Free
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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Saturday, 15th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime

Sunday, 16th December @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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12th - 16th Dec
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s that time of year again!! Oh no it isn’t !!! The Old Courts are delighted to bring you an outstanding performance of ‘Jack And The Beanstalk’ for this year’s panto. What happens when you cross the most wonderful time of the year with the most magical fairy tale of all time? This year’s gigantic professional pantomime at the Old Courts in Wigan is set to have more sparkle, more dazzle and more magic than you can ever imagine. Pendle…

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Meet-up for creatives!

Tuesday, 18th December @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Creatives! Meet your fellow creatives at this casual meet-up. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the company of like-minded, local people. After the success of our first artists meet-up, we just have to do it agin. Wigan is a hotbed for creativity at the moment – let’s talk to each other about it! All disciplines are welcomed. Art, design, craft, performance, dance, theatre, animation, illustration, outsider art, music, ceramics, folk art, graffiti, screen writing, painting, assemblage, moving image, applied arts, land…

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