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July 2019

Made In Dagenham, The Musical

Tuesday, 23rd July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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17th - 27th July
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Based on the real events of the Ford sewing machinists’ strike of 1968, this is an uplifting new British musical comedy. It’s a show bursting with great songs strong emotions, comedy and passion. It paints a picture of the beginnings of women’s lib and the struggle for equal pay. A show with a message about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what’s right Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture This amateur production is presented by arrangement with…

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Made In Dagenham, The Musical

Wednesday, 24th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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17th - 27th July
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Based on the real events of the Ford sewing machinists’ strike of 1968, this is an uplifting new British musical comedy. It’s a show bursting with great songs strong emotions, comedy and passion. It paints a picture of the beginnings of women’s lib and the struggle for equal pay. A show with a message about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what’s right Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture This amateur production is presented by arrangement with…

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A Social History of the Fool – Artist Talk and Group Reading

Thursday, 25th July @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom

Artists Faye Spencer and Anna FC Smith will be leading this interactive session looking at the history of the medieval fool. The artists will introduce some of the ideas from their recent exhibition, Reason Is An Impasse, Reason Is Damnation exploring the fool archetype and what he offers our society. They will then lead a group reading session from the book A Social History of The Fool by Sandra Billington (1984). This is an open and relaxed way to explore…

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Made In Dagenham, The Musical

Thursday, 25th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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17th - 27th July
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Based on the real events of the Ford sewing machinists’ strike of 1968, this is an uplifting new British musical comedy. It’s a show bursting with great songs strong emotions, comedy and passion. It paints a picture of the beginnings of women’s lib and the struggle for equal pay. A show with a message about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what’s right Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture This amateur production is presented by arrangement with…

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Snow White and the Seven Ugly B******S

Friday, 26th July @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Dickey, our pantomime’s cheeky chappy, fancies getting in Snow White’s knickers! But she won’t let him have his way because he isn’t a prince! Join us for some rude, crude, fun and frolics, as Dickey enrols in Prince School in a bid to get his girl! Add some horrible dwarfs, an ugly old evil queen, and a couple of scantily dressed girls for no reason, as we provide the adult panto that everyone’s talking about! £1 from every ticket is…

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Made In Dagenham, The Musical

Friday, 26th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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17th - 27th July
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Based on the real events of the Ford sewing machinists’ strike of 1968, this is an uplifting new British musical comedy. It’s a show bursting with great songs strong emotions, comedy and passion. It paints a picture of the beginnings of women’s lib and the struggle for equal pay. A show with a message about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what’s right Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture This amateur production is presented by arrangement with…

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Made In Dagenham, The Musical

Saturday, 27th July @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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17th - 27th July
Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton St
Wigan, WN1 3SL United Kingdom

Based on the real events of the Ford sewing machinists’ strike of 1968, this is an uplifting new British musical comedy. It’s a show bursting with great songs strong emotions, comedy and passion. It paints a picture of the beginnings of women’s lib and the struggle for equal pay. A show with a message about friendship, love and the importance of fighting for what’s right Based on the Woolley/Karlsen/Number 9 Motion Picture This amateur production is presented by arrangement with…

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Theatre in the Walled Gardens

Tuesday, 30th July @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

THEATRE IN THE WALLED GARDENS. This summer, Pendle Productions are hosting some wonderful plays in the walled gardens here at Haigh Woodland Park. Tuesday 23rd July – Alice Through The Looking Glass. Tuesday 30th July – Cinderella – A Summer Pantomime. Tuesday 6th August – The Little Mermaid. Tuesday 13th August – The Dragon Who Lost His Home. Tuesday 20th August – The Three Little Pigs & Goldilocks And The Three Bears. Tuesday 27th August – The Wizard of Oz.…

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A Man And His Prostate

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

Based on a true-life experience, a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one. A near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed Asner in his hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for surgery he doesn’t want. Ed Asner is an American television, Film and stage icon. The star of Disney/Pixar’s Up, Elf and Mary Tyler Moore. His 7 Emmy awards and 60 years in the business have made him the powerhouse…

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August 2019

BaiLaugh with Casino Improv & Super Trooper

Thursday, 1st August @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Improv at its most Wigan-esque. Join Casino Improv for an evening in The Holding Cell. This month we are joined by special guests Super Trooper Improv! Super Trooper Improv (“STI” for short) formed in 2017 and began a monthly residency in Leeds where they currently perform at Box Leeds City. The group has gone from strength to strength with headline and full show bookings across the north of England STI perform a variety of comedy sketches and games entirely based…

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Wigan Comic Con

Saturday, 3rd August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

Celebrity guests from TV film and comics. retro gaming area and arcade machines. Tv / film displays and a trader hall that’s full of geeky goodies. Professional cosplay groups. Cosplay competition and cool cars. Fun and affordable for all ages. Early entry tickets at no extra cost. http://www.funkyfigures.co.uk/

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Pride Rainbow Crafts Day

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

Please note this workshop is a drop in, and booking is not required. What could be better than a day full of rainbows? Show your support for Wigan Pride by making your own rainbow flag to take to the festival on the 10th August. We’ll also be joined by Jem Events, who will be doing colourful, glittery face paints all day! Recommended 8+, but can be adapted to suit younger children. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Free
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‘At Home’ Haigh Hall History Tour

Tuesday, 6th August @ 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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Theatre in the Walled Gardens

Tuesday, 6th August @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

THEATRE IN THE WALLED GARDENS. This summer, Pendle Productions are hosting some wonderful plays in the walled gardens here at Haigh Woodland Park. Tuesday 23rd July – Alice Through The Looking Glass. Tuesday 30th July – Cinderella – A Summer Pantomime. Tuesday 6th August – The Little Mermaid. Tuesday 13th August – The Dragon Who Lost His Home. Tuesday 20th August – The Three Little Pigs & Goldilocks And The Three Bears. Tuesday 27th August – The Wizard of Oz.…

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) – Presented by Leigh Film Society

Thursday, 8th August @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

“In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.” Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/VEdngvMGjg0 Released 7th September 2018, Drama/Romance Running time 1 hour 31 minutes, IMDB rating 6.7 Cast Chloe Grace Moretz, Steven Hauck, Quinn Shephard Director Desiree Akhavan, Writer Desiree Akhavan Over 12 with an Adult Film starts at 7.30pm. Duration 1 hour and 31 minutes Thursday 8th of August 2019 | The Theatre: Entrance 4 | Doors and Bar open at…

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Open Mic Poetry – WIGAN

Thursday, 8th August @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us for Wigan’s longest-running and most successful poetry open mic – in conjunction with Write Out Loud. We welcome established poets and newcomers alike to a friendly and supportive night of words. Whether you’re a political ranter, romantic, serious or comic poet, whether you rhyme or not– there’s a place for you at Wigan’s Write Out Loud open mic poetry night. 18 and over only Open mic begins at 8:00pm Thursday 8th of August 2019 | The Holding Cell…

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Theatre in the Walled Gardens

Tuesday, 13th August @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

THEATRE IN THE WALLED GARDENS. This summer, Pendle Productions are hosting some wonderful plays in the walled gardens here at Haigh Woodland Park. Tuesday 23rd July – Alice Through The Looking Glass. Tuesday 30th July – Cinderella – A Summer Pantomime. Tuesday 6th August – The Little Mermaid. Tuesday 13th August – The Dragon Who Lost His Home. Tuesday 20th August – The Three Little Pigs & Goldilocks And The Three Bears. Tuesday 27th August – The Wizard of Oz.…

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The Something New Show

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

Join us for another evening of new somethings at The Something New Show! The Holding Cell will once again house to Wigan’s loveliest night of poetry, comedy and improv. All hosted by Casino Improv and, as always, free entry. Our special guests will be announced soon. Spectate or be bold and join the open mic section! 18 and over only Show begins at 8:00pm Thursday 15th of August 2019 | The Holding Cell: The Bailiff Bar | Free entry

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Leigh and Wigan’s Female Reform Unions and Peterloo

Friday, 16th August @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street
Wigan, Library Street United Kingdom

Leigh and Wigan’s Female Reform Unions and Peterloo talk by Yvonne Eckersley £3.00 including tea/coffee On 16th August 1819, 60,000 men, women and children from the Manchester area walked to St Peter’s Field in support of political reform. Within half an hour at least fifteen people sustained fatal injuries and many more were bludgeoned, maimed or crushed by horses. Join Yvonne on the 200th anniversary of the massacre to hear the story of how Wigan and Leigh radicals protested in…

£3
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Theatre in the Walled Gardens

Tuesday, 20th August @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

THEATRE IN THE WALLED GARDENS. This summer, Pendle Productions are hosting some wonderful plays in the walled gardens here at Haigh Woodland Park. Tuesday 23rd July – Alice Through The Looking Glass. Tuesday 30th July – Cinderella – A Summer Pantomime. Tuesday 6th August – The Little Mermaid. Tuesday 13th August – The Dragon Who Lost His Home. Tuesday 20th August – The Three Little Pigs & Goldilocks And The Three Bears. Tuesday 27th August – The Wizard of Oz.…

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