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February 2019

Wigan STEAM New Home Launch Day / Storytelling at STEAM

Saturday, 2nd February @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Join us for a day of celebration as we open the doors of our new home on Hope Street, The Galleries. Come and find out about our program for 2019, have a look around our new space and find out how you could get involved. Everybody is welcome! We’ll also be running a fab (and free!) drop-in workshop to coincide with National Storytelling Week! Celebrate national storytelling week with STEM books! You will have a chance to become a part…

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Wigan On Film- An Evening Of Fascinating Local History

Tuesday, 5th February @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The Old Courts are delighted to welcome The North West Film Archive for an unmissable delve into the history of Wigan. Archivist Geoff Senior introduces 90 minutes of spectacular, hand-picked material including local documentaries, promotional films and cinema newsreels from the last 100 years in Wigan. A true nostalgic insight into our town. Spot the places you know, learn how the town has changed and discover bygone Wigan in the cinematic glory of our seated theatre.…

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Tiny Tech: Super Lego Challenges

Wednesday, 6th February @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Tiny Tech is our program for little people aged 5 and under! £2 per session, drop in All children must be accompanied by an adult Who loves Lego?! We do! Rise to challenges set by Lego master builder Wyldstyle in this super engineering workshop. Plan, create, and construct things together! About Tiny Tech These sessions are facilitated by Vicky from our Education Team. She ensures the sessions are educational, inspiring and above all lots and lots of fun. Sessions are…

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Crafty Kids

Thursday, 7th February @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Ashton Library, Wigan Road
Ashton, WN4 9BH United Kingdom

Every Thursday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm Under 5s craft session £1.00 per session no booking required

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Film club: BlackkKlansman

Friday, 8th February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Book-Cycle Beech Hll, The Old Library, Buckley Street West
Wigan, WN6 7PQ United Kingdom

In the early 70s, Ron Stahlworth is the first Black policeman to serve in the Colorado Springs. Tired of the jibes from his colleagues and being sent to infiltrate Black Student societies, Ron begins a new undercover operation: The Ku Klux Klann. Discussion of the film and drinks and refreshments afterwards.

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Coding Meet-Up for Adults

Saturday, 9th February @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom

Coding Meet-Up for Adults Would you like to learn more about coding? Do you feel confused by computer programming jargon? If so, come along to our free Coding Meet-Up for adults! The meet-up is an opportunity for you to ask questions, discuss coding with other people and learn new coding skills together. Bring your own laptop and refreshments. Each session is led by our volunteer Ryan, free of charge and aimed at 16+ . The first coding meet-up will take…

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Saturday Take Over – Love Heart Magnet Making

Saturday, 9th February @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Galleries, Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Join us on Saturday 9th February for Love Heart Magnet making in Makinson Arcade! From 11am – 3pm and it’s completely FREE!

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Harry Potter Arts & Crafts Day

Saturday, 9th February @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Waterstones Wigan, 6 The GRand Arcade
Wigan, WN1 1BH United Kingdom

Join us in our children’s department as we celebrate Harry Potter day! There will be two craft sessions in the day, the first between 1-2pm and the second between 3-4pm. All children are welcome, and it’s free to join in!

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Zama: Presented by The Leigh Film Society

Thursday, 14th February @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

“Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.” (This film is in Spanish Language with English subtitles). Watch the trailer here: https://tinyurl.com/ybhmqeep Released 25th May 2018, Drama Running time 1 hour 55 minutes, IMDB rating 6.7 Cast Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele Director Lucrecia Martel, Writer Antonio Di Benedetto and Lucrecia Martel 15…

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Pebble Painting for Random Acts of Kindness Day

Saturday, 16th February @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

FREE Drop-in, no tickets required Activities operate on a first-come first-serve basis, come early to avoid disappointment Ahead of random acts of kindness day we will be decorating pebbles with your favourite motivational words and quotes to give as a gift or hide for strangers to find as a random act of kindness.

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Half Term: Lego Stop Motion Animation

Tuesday, 19th February @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Want to learn more about what we do here at Wigan STEAM? We’re running a week of STEAM activities for you to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics by getting creative! Ever wondered how animations are created? We’ll show you how to make your very own mini film using Lego and a camera. You’ll be a professional filmmaker in no time! Most suited to age 8+ Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult and may need some help with…

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Chinese Celebrations Free February Half Term Activities

Tuesday, 19th February @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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19th and 21st Feb
Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

Chinese Celebrations wigan FREE February Half-Term Activities Chinese Celebrations Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st February 12.30-2pm Museum of Wigan Life Free — no booking required Half term is packed full of family fun with our traditional Chinese craft and costume. Try your hand at activities including lantern making, calligraphy, paper cutting, and then get dressed up in traditional Chinese clothes. FREE drop-in sessions — no booking required. With support from the Confucius Classroom, Wigan and Leigh College. For details call…

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Half Term: Design and Make a Bag Tag

Tuesday, 19th February @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Want to learn more about what we do here at Wigan STEAM? We’re running a week of STEAM activities for you to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by getting creative! Explore The STEAM Shed and learn about the process of designing and making a product by creating a personalised bag tag. irst you’ll design your ideal bag tag, then you’ll laser cut and decorate it with all kinds of crafty stuff. Most suited to age 8+ Under 8s must…

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Half Term: Code a game

Wednesday, 20th February @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Want to learn more about what we do here at Wigan STEAM? We’re running a week of STEAM activities for you to explore science, technology, engineering and mathematics by getting creative! Ever wondered how animations are created? We’ll show you how to make your very own mini film using Lego and a camera. You’ll be a professional filmmaker in no time! Most suited to age 8+ Under 8s must be accompanied by an adult and may need some help with…

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Half Term: The Science of Slime

Wednesday, 20th February @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Want to learn more about what we do here at Wigan STEAM? We’re running a week of STEAM activities for you to explore science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by getting creative! Concoct your own colourful pot of slime to take home in this ooey gooey workshop. Explore how different combinations of ingredients can change its consistency, and experiment with adding different colourings and textures to make it unique. Most suited to age 8+ Under 8s must be accompanied by an…

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The STEAM Shed Launch Night

Wednesday, 20th February @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wigan STEAM, Hope Street, The Galleries
Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

You’re invited to attend the launch of The STEAM Shed and find out more about our makerspace, equipment and members programme. Including members-only events, discounts, equipment sharing and unlimited access to our makerspace! Come along to our brand new premises at The Galleries wigan to learn all about the launch of our brand new members only programme. The Shed Meetup – a pizza fuelled monthly session for makers, crafters, artists and techies to get together to use the Shed and…

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‘At Home’ Haigh Hall History Tour

Thursday, 21st February @ 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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Chinese Celebrations Free February Half Term Activities

Thursday, 21st February @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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19th and 21st Feb
Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

Chinese Celebrations wigan FREE February Half-Term Activities Chinese Celebrations Tuesday 19th and Thursday 21st February 12.30-2pm Museum of Wigan Life Free — no booking required Half term is packed full of family fun with our traditional Chinese craft and costume. Try your hand at activities including lantern making, calligraphy, paper cutting, and then get dressed up in traditional Chinese clothes. FREE drop-in sessions — no booking required. With support from the Confucius Classroom, Wigan and Leigh College. For details call…

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Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (And Childish Grown-ups!)

Thursday, 21st February @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Morgan & West’s Utterly Spiffing Spectacular Magic Show for Kids (And Childish Grown-ups!) Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza! Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hat-full of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all…

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The Something New Show

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

The Something New Show returns for a February dose. Casino Improv emerge from their designated cupboard to host a free evening of comedy, storytelling, poetry and improv. This month will feature: Roy, a compelling storyteller. Roy wanders his world and observes. He watches, reluctantly engages and recounts tales of ordinary and extraordinary inner-city madness. Where love snarls at fear and fear snarls right back. Red Redmond. Based in Manchester, Red Redmond is UK’s only openly non-binary comedian. Performing since 2008,…

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