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April 2019

Buena Vista Social Club : Adios

Tuesday, 9th April @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for a screening of a fascinating documentary insight into the phenomenon that is ‘The Buena Vista Social Club’. Who took Cuban music globally and spearheaded by the unassuming genius of Ibrahim Ferrer. Revisit with the remaining original members of the Buena Vista Social Club and explore their contribution to the unknown history of Cuba. Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Eliades Ochoa Director Lucy Walker Over 14 with an Adult Film starts at 8:00pm. Duration 1 hour 51 minutes. Thursday…

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Ashton and Bryn Children and Young People’s Arts Festival 2019

Wednesday, 10th April @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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8th - 12th April
Jubilee Park – Ashton, Wigan Road
Asthon-in-Maskerfield, Wigan WN4 9BH United Kingdom

This is a free Arts Festival for children and young people ages 6-14 yrs, every Monday to Friday. Daily workshops, 10:30-12:30pm 1-3:30pm Children may stay unaccompanied if 8 years old or over. Children ages 5-7 must be with a responsible adult at all times. Free tickets for the Ashton and Bryn Children and Young People’s Art Festival are now live to book! Activities include Mono printing, clay workshops, crochet, abstract painting, drama, www.umbrella-arts.eventbrite.com See you there!!! Love Team Umbrella. x

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Unto This Last

Wednesday, 10th April @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3rd - 20th April
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Artists from Cross Street Arts have created work that responds to themes of the capitalism and the environment, inspired by John Ruskin’s controversial book, ‘Unto This Last.’ In its day, the book was extremely controversial as it critiqued capitalism and its harmful effects upon the environment, an appropriate subject for our times. The show includes drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists working in Wigan and will be one of many around the country commemorating Ruskin 100 years after his death.…

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Upholstery Workshop

Thursday, 11th April @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Here we have a superb upholstery skills workshop suitable for beginners or those with some experience.The content will be on the upholstery techniques needed to strip and recover a drop in seat, covering the use of fabrics, suppliers and techniques.You will be guided through to complete your project in one day. (depending on your project and experience). The fee includes all tuition, use of tools, fabric and trims. Please bring your own footstool or drop-in seat pad to work on.…

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Grimm

Thursday, 11th April @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Once upon a time stories for children were wild, mad, nasty, snotty, sticky horrible things, things known as Grimm Tales made up by smelly Goblins. Then the Fairies came and tamed the stories, made them nice and kind and fluffy and… well… Fairy tales. For the first time ever a Fairy Professor and his Assistant is going to tell you why it’s so much better that you as children don’t know the real tales behind the ones you get told.…

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Ashton and Bryn Children and Young People’s Arts Festival 2019

Thursday, 11th April @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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8th - 12th April
Jubilee Park – Ashton, Wigan Road
Asthon-in-Maskerfield, Wigan WN4 9BH United Kingdom

This is a free Arts Festival for children and young people ages 6-14 yrs, every Monday to Friday. Daily workshops, 10:30-12:30pm 1-3:30pm Children may stay unaccompanied if 8 years old or over. Children ages 5-7 must be with a responsible adult at all times. Free tickets for the Ashton and Bryn Children and Young People’s Art Festival are now live to book! Activities include Mono printing, clay workshops, crochet, abstract painting, drama, www.umbrella-arts.eventbrite.com See you there!!! Love Team Umbrella. x

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Unto This Last

Thursday, 11th April @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3rd - 20th April
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Artists from Cross Street Arts have created work that responds to themes of the capitalism and the environment, inspired by John Ruskin’s controversial book, ‘Unto This Last.’ In its day, the book was extremely controversial as it critiqued capitalism and its harmful effects upon the environment, an appropriate subject for our times. The show includes drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists working in Wigan and will be one of many around the country commemorating Ruskin 100 years after his death.…

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Shoplifters: Presented by The Leigh Film Society

Thursday, 11th April @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

“A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.” (This is a Japanese language film with subtitles). Watch the trailer here Released 23rd November 2018, Crime/Drama Running time 2 hours 1 minute, IMDB rating 8.1 Cast Kirin Kiki, Lily Franky, Sôsuke Ikematsu Director Hirokazu Koreeda, Writer Hirokazu Koreeda 11th April 2019, film starts at 7.30pm (Crime/Drama) 18 and over only Film Begins at 7:30pm Thursday 11th of April 2019 | The Theatre: Entrance 4 |…

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Ashton and Bryn Children and Young People’s Arts Festival 2019

Friday, 12th April @ 10:30 am - 3:30 pm
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8th - 12th April
Jubilee Park – Ashton, Wigan Road
Asthon-in-Maskerfield, Wigan WN4 9BH United Kingdom

This is a free Arts Festival for children and young people ages 6-14 yrs, every Monday to Friday. Daily workshops, 10:30-12:30pm 1-3:30pm Children may stay unaccompanied if 8 years old or over. Children ages 5-7 must be with a responsible adult at all times. Free tickets for the Ashton and Bryn Children and Young People’s Art Festival are now live to book! Activities include Mono printing, clay workshops, crochet, abstract painting, drama, www.umbrella-arts.eventbrite.com See you there!!! Love Team Umbrella. x

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Unto This Last

Friday, 12th April @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3rd - 20th April
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Artists from Cross Street Arts have created work that responds to themes of the capitalism and the environment, inspired by John Ruskin’s controversial book, ‘Unto This Last.’ In its day, the book was extremely controversial as it critiqued capitalism and its harmful effects upon the environment, an appropriate subject for our times. The show includes drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists working in Wigan and will be one of many around the country commemorating Ruskin 100 years after his death.…

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Macramé Workshop With Lucy May

Saturday, 13th April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

We are delighted to welcome the incredibly talented Lucy to deliver this highly recommended workshop. Macramé is one of the fastest growing crafts and its boom in popularity has seen beautiful designs hanging in restaurants, shops and homes. All materials are provided and you will create a stunning plant hanger to take home. The group size is limited to 10 places as Lucy insists on spending both group and one-to-one time to ensure you gain as much as possible from…

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Rubbish Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Sunday, 14th April @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Enemies. Balconies. Kissing. Sausage rolls!?!? Oh yes. Shakespeare’s epic tale of star-crossed lovers has been ‘Rubbished!’ Fresh off their smash-hit run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and touring the UK, the all-male, all-silly Rubbish Shakespeare Company present their first visit to The Old Courts! It’s an hour of silliness: multi-roling, wigs, water, mops, and floppy plastic swords. It’s Shakespeare’s most anarchic tragedy yet! Cheer as Romeo and his bearded beloved meet. Celebrate as they marry and reunite their warring families.…

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Unto This Last

Tuesday, 16th April @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3rd - 20th April
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Artists from Cross Street Arts have created work that responds to themes of the capitalism and the environment, inspired by John Ruskin’s controversial book, ‘Unto This Last.’ In its day, the book was extremely controversial as it critiqued capitalism and its harmful effects upon the environment, an appropriate subject for our times. The show includes drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists working in Wigan and will be one of many around the country commemorating Ruskin 100 years after his death.…

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Unto This Last

Wednesday, 17th April @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3rd - 20th April
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Artists from Cross Street Arts have created work that responds to themes of the capitalism and the environment, inspired by John Ruskin’s controversial book, ‘Unto This Last.’ In its day, the book was extremely controversial as it critiqued capitalism and its harmful effects upon the environment, an appropriate subject for our times. The show includes drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists working in Wigan and will be one of many around the country commemorating Ruskin 100 years after his death.…

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Black Narcissus – film discussion

Wednesday, 17th April @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us to discuss the 1947 film ‘Black Narcissus’. You can watch it on BBC iPlayer until mid-afternoon on Tuesday 26th March: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00788rg/black-narcissus This month we’ll be meeting in the Baliff’s Bar at the Old Courts in Wigan town centre with the discussion starting around 7:45 and finishing by 21:00, although we often stay around for a bit beyond that to chat about film in general. Our Facebook group (Wigan Cinema Discussion Group): https://www.facebook.com/groups/wiganfilm/

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Unto This Last

Thursday, 18th April @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3rd - 20th April
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Artists from Cross Street Arts have created work that responds to themes of the capitalism and the environment, inspired by John Ruskin’s controversial book, ‘Unto This Last.’ In its day, the book was extremely controversial as it critiqued capitalism and its harmful effects upon the environment, an appropriate subject for our times. The show includes drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists working in Wigan and will be one of many around the country commemorating Ruskin 100 years after his death.…

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The Something New Show

Thursday, 18th April @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Something New Show returns in April for a Wigan Arts Festival spectacular. As ever, the evening is completely free and packed with wonder, words, laughter and light. Join Casino Improv and their extra special guests Jasmine Gardosi and Sian Davies. Jasmine Gardosi is the current Axis Slam Champion and former Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Mix It Up Midlands and International Pangaea Poetry Slam winner. She has appeared on BBC Radio 3’s The Verb, BBC Asian Network and at Glastonbury Festival.…

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Creatives Meet Up

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

Creatives! Join your fellows at this casual meet-up. Enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the company of like-minded, local people who share a love for the arts. All Disciplines are welcome – Art, design, craft, performance, dance, theatre, animation, illustration, outsider art, music, ceramics, folk art, graffiti, screenwriting, painting, assemblage, moving image, applied arts, land art, sound, drawing, photography… whatever your bag is we would love to see you here. Come by yourself or bring some creative pals who fancy a…

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‘Being Frank – The Chris Sievey Story’ Documentary Screening + Exclusive..

Thursday, 18th April @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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18th and 21st April
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (Documentary) Frank Sidebottom was the unforgettable Northern folk hero with the papier-mâché head. For the first time since his death, the story of the secret life of his creator, Chris Sievey is told. It’s a compelling portrait of an artist, songwriter, comedian and wayward genius, whose entire life was a fantastic, subversive piece of performance art. EXCLUSIVE! April 18th, Fantastic Frank-a-Mania Night! An opportunity to ask Director, Steve Sullivan and Art Director, Dave Arnold…

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Unto This Last

Friday, 19th April @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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3rd - 20th April
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Artists from Cross Street Arts have created work that responds to themes of the capitalism and the environment, inspired by John Ruskin’s controversial book, ‘Unto This Last.’ In its day, the book was extremely controversial as it critiqued capitalism and its harmful effects upon the environment, an appropriate subject for our times. The show includes drawings, paintings and sculpture by artists working in Wigan and will be one of many around the country commemorating Ruskin 100 years after his death.…

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