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May 2018

Race for Life 5k

Wednesday, 23rd May @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Date: Wednesday 23 May 2018 Time: 19:00 Distance: 5k Children: £10.00 Women: £14.99 Young Women: £14.99 Under 6 entry (Girls and boys): free and no registration needed 🚗 Car parking charge applies ⚠ This course is not advisable for wheelchair users due to the decline and incline of the path  

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Haigh Foodie Friday

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

Your favourite foodie festival is back at Haigh Woodland Park every month from April – October. Fantastic food from a variety of street food traders – some you know, some brand new – but all amazing! 🚗 free parking (after 5pm) & free entry 🎶 music 🐾 dog friendly Adventure Play, Adventure Golf and High Ropes Course open (times for last round of golf will vary – check with Visitor Centre)

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Child’s Play – a celebration of childhood

Saturday, 26th May @ 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…

Free
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Wigan Comic Con 2018

Saturday, 26th May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Robin Park Arena, Loire Drive
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

WE love our Wigan show. This is our home town and where our journey started. Great medium sized event spread over 2 halls. Fun and inclusive. Great mix of traders. Guests from tv film and the comic industry. Retro arcade machines free to play. Retro video gaming free to play Tv / film displays All this for 7 pounds per adult. Child tickets and family passes also available. http://www.funkyfigures.co.uk/

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Family Fun Day

Saturday, 26th May @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wigan Market, Wigan, WN1 1PX

We will be having a free family fun day to celebrate Love Your Local Markethere in Wigan Markets. Win £ 250 from the 102.4 Wish fm – Cash Grabber Plucky the Chicken Face Painters Stilt Walkers Balloon Modeller Craft Market Free Giveaways

Free
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Exhibition Launch & Artist Talk: Do Not Fold Spindle or Mutilate, Clare Phelan

Saturday, 26th May @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigan S.T.E.A.M. Hub, 33-53 Library Street
Wigan, WN1 1NU United Kingdom

‘Do Not Fold Spindle Or Mutilate’ presents a series of prints which reference our relationship with technology. Cultural manifestations of technology often outlast their material use. ‘Do Not Fold Spindle Or Mutilate’ is such an example. The phrase was printed on IBM punch cards, and became a metaphor for alienation and dehumanisation as part of American 1960’s counterculture. Phelan works directly with nineteenth and early twentieth century coding technology artefacts such as textile jacquards, musical box discs and IBM punch…

Free
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Spring Flowers and Foraging Walk

Saturday, 26th May @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Borsdane Wood, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 4BT United Kingdom

A nature walk in the woods with the excellent Dave Winnard who will talk about the spring flowers and the foraging opportunities. The walk is supported by Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles and Borsdane Friends Group and is free and open to all who are interested. Meet at the Hindley tunnel end of the woods for 6pm.

Free
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OG Fest

Sunday, 27th May
Olive Garden, 489 Preston Road, Standish
Wigan, WN6 0QD United Kingdom

It’s Back and Bigger than Ever… After two years of being away we are proud to host one of the greatest days of the calendar year for the restaurant in OG FEST. Starting in 2010 with just short of 40 people in attendance the festival has grown year in year out. With our business venture with the marquee coming to an end we were unable to host the previous two years but now thanks to Wigan Council who have granted…

£5
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Car Boot Sale

Sunday, 27th May @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street
Hindley, Wigan, United Kingdom

We are holding our first car boot sale at the hospice on Sunday, May 27th. To book a space please contact the fundraising team on 01942 525566 or email: fundraising@wlh.org.uk. Spaces are £10 each. No traders please

Free
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Family Nature Walk

Sunday, 27th May @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

A walk led by Jeff Gorse from Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles, and supported by the Friends of Haigh Woodland Park, through the woods at Haigh. Free and open to all. Meet in the Haigh Courtyard.

Free
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Moth Walks

Sunday, 27th May @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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27th May, 10th June, 8th July 26th August
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Discover the amazing world of moths! A great event for all the family, join us for an experience not to be missed – we will be examining what has been caught in the overnight moth trap before going on a short woodland walk to look and listen for the summer wildlife. Booking essential as places are limited! Book online or call 01942 828508 (Monday-Friday, 9-5) Meet at the Courtyard Free Please note: this event is weather dependant – overnight rain…

Free
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Car Boot Sale

Sunday, 27th May @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Every Sunday
DW Stadium, Loire Dr, Robin Park
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

Giant Afternoon Carboot Sale! Every Sunday at DW Stadium from 25th March. From 11am for Traders – 11:30am for Public. Free Entry for buyers, £10 cars, and £15 for vans. No need to book, just turn up!

Free
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Den building & bushcraft – half term activities

Monday, 28th May @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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26th Mar, 2nd, 12th Apr & 28th May
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Come and join our Bushcraft and enjoy fire lighting, den building, making hot chocolate and smores on the fire plus more! £10 per person Meet at the visitor centre by 9.15 at the latest – our staff will greet you there and walk the group to the activity. All participants to wear warm clothes (ideally waterproofs) and suitable footwear that you don’t mind getting muddy. Activities are suitable for ages 6 – 14 years Parents must stay with under 8s.…

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Archery

Tuesday, 29th May @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Are you a budding Robin Hood? Come and see if you’re on target with our Archery session! £7.50 per person Meet at the visitor centre by 9.15 at the latest – our staff will greet you there and walk the group to the activity. All participants to wear warm clothes (ideally waterproofs) and suitable footwear that you don’t mind getting muddy. Activities are suitable for ages 6 – 14 years Parents must stay with under 8s. Bookings and payment made…

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Wet & Wild Adventure Camp

Tuesday, 29th May @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Tues - Friday
Scotman’s Flash, Worsley Mesnes Drive
Wigan, WN3 5TE United Kingdom

May Half Term, Wet and Wild Adventure days at Scotmans Flash Activity Centre. Session costs are £12 per 3 hour session (AM or PM), or stay all day for £22, or come for all 4 days for £80 AM sessions run from 9.30am to 12.30pm PM sessions run from 1.30pm to 4.30pm The programme is as follows: Tuesday 29th May: AM – Sailing PM – Kayak & Katakanu Wednesday 30th May: AM – Sailing & Kayaking PM – Bellboat Pond…

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Art Lab: Printmaking with Clare Phelan

Tuesday, 29th May @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigan S.T.E.A.M. Hub, 33-53 Library Street
Wigan, WN1 1NU United Kingdom

Join artist Clare Phelan for a collograph printmaking workshop, inspired by her accompanying exhibition ‘Do Not Fold Spindle or Mutilate’. Learn about and handle early twentieth century coding objects such as IBM punchcards and music box discs, and use them to create some interesting prints with Clare’s portable printing press. This workshop accompanies Clare Phelan’s solo exhibition ‘Do Not Fold Spindle or Mutilate’, on show in the Wigan STEAM Gallery from Sat 26th May – Sat 16th June. Suitable for…

£2
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Wet & Wild Adventure Camp

Wednesday, 30th May @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Tues - Friday
Scotman’s Flash, Worsley Mesnes Drive
Wigan, WN3 5TE United Kingdom

May Half Term, Wet and Wild Adventure days at Scotmans Flash Activity Centre. Session costs are £12 per 3 hour session (AM or PM), or stay all day for £22, or come for all 4 days for £80 AM sessions run from 9.30am to 12.30pm PM sessions run from 1.30pm to 4.30pm The programme is as follows: Tuesday 29th May: AM – Sailing PM – Kayak & Katakanu Wednesday 30th May: AM – Sailing & Kayaking PM – Bellboat Pond…

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Half Term Gauntlet Fun

Wednesday, 30th May @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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30th May, June 1st
Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend
Wigan, WN1 1NH United Kingdom

Cost £3.60 per child (includes locker token) You must be aged 8 – 14 years to attend this session, maximum 40 places so book early to avoid disappointment.   Call Reception on 01942 489611/489612 Wigan Life Centre – Healthy Living Zone Wigan Life Centre College Ave, WN1 1NJ Wigan

£3.60
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Wet & Wild Adventure Camp

Thursday, 31st May @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Tues - Friday
Scotman’s Flash, Worsley Mesnes Drive
Wigan, WN3 5TE United Kingdom

May Half Term, Wet and Wild Adventure days at Scotmans Flash Activity Centre. Session costs are £12 per 3 hour session (AM or PM), or stay all day for £22, or come for all 4 days for £80 AM sessions run from 9.30am to 12.30pm PM sessions run from 1.30pm to 4.30pm The programme is as follows: Tuesday 29th May: AM – Sailing PM – Kayak & Katakanu Wednesday 30th May: AM – Sailing & Kayaking PM – Bellboat Pond…

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Art Lab: Patterncraft with Gemma Latham

Thursday, 31st May @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wigan S.T.E.A.M. Hub, 33-53 Library Street
Wigan, WN1 1NU United Kingdom

Join digital artist Gemma May Latham and learn about punchcards, an early twentieth century coding technology which are featured in accompanying exhibition ‘Do Not Fold Spindle or Mutilate’, by Clare Phelan. PatternCraft is an analogue to digital punchcard reader that teaches the fundamentals of programming and encoding data through the write once medium of a physical punched card. During the workshop, participants will explore how punchcards can be used to program Minecraft builds, write text using binary. Created by digital…

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