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December 2017

U2-2

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

FRIDAY 15TH DECEMBER | THE GRAND VAULT | DOORS 7:30PM | TICKETS £14 IN ADV // £15 OTD U2 2 are the world’s longest running tribute to U2. Formed by current members in 1992 under the name, ‘Achtung Baby’, the band have performed over 1300 shows, spanning three continents. Praised by Bono, U2’s staff and family members, they are the ‘real-deal’ when it comes to ‘look-a-like/sound-a-likes’. As seen on national TV across many countries, U2 2 have often been mistaken…

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FNL: The Dead Shores / Grassroots / Ste Ashcroft / Andy Stonier

Friday, 15th December @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Dead Shores, a Wigan-based four piece who write about mundane normality and translate it into poetic guitar wonder like an emphatic Half Man Half Biscuit. Grassroots provide main support for the night – although they cover many influences, a strong classic rock influence remains at their core. Acoustic support is provided by the tender vocals and honest and engaging delivery of Ste Ashcroft and Andy Stonier, both playing sets of quality original material and classic covers. Friday 15th Dec…

£3
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THE BEATLES TRIBUTE CHRISTMAS PARTY NIGHT

Saturday, 16th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
DW Stadium, Loire Dr, Robin Park
Wigan, WN5 0UH United Kingdom

A first class Beatles tribute band; covering all the greatest hits from the swinging sixties by the “Fab Four”. Event includes: 4 Course Dinner, Live Entertainment, Disco with DJ & Late Bar For details of the menu for this event please CLICK HERE    

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HEY PIXIES

Saturday, 16th December @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Hey Pixies are the UK’s most gigantic Pixies tribute band! Formed late 2015 in Manchester by four talented musicians who have each previously notched up many gigs with original and other cover bands. The guys (and gal) came together through their shared love of the Pixies. A few false starts later, the current line-up of Hey Pixies started intensive rehearsals. 6 months later the gigs started and were enthusiastically received. They quickly gained attention of promoters across the region and…

£8
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Riff Raff

Saturday, 16th December @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Boulevard, 17A Wallgate
Wigan, WN1 1LD United Kingdom

RIFF RAFF are a four piece rock covers band from the Northwest. With over a decade of gigging experience we are one of the hardest working bands on the circuit. Covering the likes of AC/DC, Sabbath and Rainbow as well more obscure bands such as Cinderella and Foreigner, you wont be disappointed. Free entry

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Christmas Markets

Sunday, 17th December @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Greenslate Community Farm, Greenslate Lodge, Greenslate Road
Billinge, Wigan, WN5 7BG United Kingdom

Our Christmas Markets at Greenslate Farm are going to be bigger and better than ever. There will be plenty to see, do, eat and drink. Keep it local this year, sort your gifts and warm up your spirit for Christmas at Greenslate Community Farm. Craft, Food & Gift Stalls Music & Live Entertainment Practical Christmas Craft Demos Festive Food & Mulled Wine   Sunday 26th November 12-4pm Sunday 3rd December 12-4pm Sunday 10th December 12-4pm Sunday 17th December 12-4pm

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The Arrival of Santa

Sunday, 17th December @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Haigh Hall Country Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Watch Santa on his sleigh with his reindeers on a parade through the upper planations to the Kitchen Courtyard. Santa parade – 12 noon (arrival in courtyard 12.45pm) Foodie Sunday opens – 12 noon Christmas Carols – 12.30pm Live music – 1.30pm Brass Band – 2.30pm Santa’s Grotto open 1.30 – 4.30pm (£5 per child, booking essential – call 01942 828280) In association with Friends of Haigh Woodland Park

Free
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Slack Alice: Blues N Boogie

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

THURSDAY 21ST DECEMBER // DOORS OPEN 7.30PM TICKETS £10 ADVANCE // £12 ON THE DOOR BAILIFF BAR // THE OLD COURTS // WIGAN “That was Rock n Roll as it should be! Slack Alice are the best band I’ve seen for a very long time! They are up there with the very best! A great night” – Enough said – come along for a great Christmas BluesnBoogie special and enjoy!  

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MAD FRIDAY FESTIVAL

Friday, 22nd December @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Mad Friday Festival Eleven bands across two floors of The Old Courts. Energetic live performances from a variety of local up and coming bands, with styles ranging from electro to indie-rock and everything inbetween. Mad for it! BIG BAMBORA | SHALLOW WATERS | THE VELLYS | THE STETSONS ELECTRIC | STRAY WEATHER | JOE ASTLEY & THE BACK PAGES | HANS SHENANS | COLUMBIA | MANALISHI | CHASING TIDEAS | THE FOSSA DJ SETS | REVERBERATION | THE BAILIFF BAR…

£4
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Soul & Motown Night With The Funkside Band

Friday, 22nd December @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Friday 22nd December | The Court Room | Doors 7:30pm Tickets £10 We have a real Christmas treat for you this year. Following scores of requests we are delighted to welcome The Funkside band to The Victorian Courtroom for a festive knees up. This fantastic 6 piece band have an awesome repertoire of the very best Soul, Funk and Motown records and and contemporary classics that harbour the same groove. they journey through Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye and…

£10
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Ravellas Christmas Party with the Vellys, Polaris, Dave and Bish

Saturday, 23rd December @ 9:00 pm - 1:30 am
Indiependence, 6 King Street West
Wigan, WN1 1LP United Kingdom

Ravellas Christmas Party Live – Ravellas The Vellys Polaris DJs Dave Sweetmore Michael Bishop tickets available now from www.ticketline.co.uk/ravellas-christmas-party#bio

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The Rozzers – Live

Saturday, 23rd December @ 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Boulevard, 17A Wallgate
Wigan, WN1 1LD United Kingdom

The Rozzers4 Piece Classic Rock Covers Entry Price: Free Entry   Venue: The Boulevard 17-19 Wallgate Wigan WN1 1LD  

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Boxing Day: Northern Lights

Tuesday, 26th December @ 10:00 pm - 2:00 am

Northern Lights is back again this Boxing Day! Original DJs back from in The Lux days bring the long running indie night to The Old Courts. Music from the likes of Arcade Fire, David Bowie, The Libertines, Black Lips, The Jam and much more! Ages 18+ Don’t forget to bring your ID if you’re lucky enough to look youthful BOXING DAY!!! Tuesday 26th December | The Bailiff Bar Doors 10pm | Tickets: £4.50 in advance | £5 on the door

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Wigan Jazz Club: Christmas Jazz Concert

Thursday, 28th December @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Whelley Ex-Servicemen’s Club, 180 Vauxhall Road
Wigan, WN1 3LU United Kingdom

Our special post CHRISTMAS JAZZ CONCERT featuring the Wigan Schools Swing Band, Wigan Youth Big Band and the Wigan Youth Jazz Orchestra.

£11 - £12
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March 2018

DR John Cooper Clarke

Tuesday, 13th March ,2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

he Old Courts are incredibly excited to announce the visit of the legend that is DR JOHN COOPER CLARKE. John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original ‘people’s poet’. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms and continents. Today, JCC is as relevant and vibrant as ever, and his influence just as visible on today’s pop culture. Aside from his trademark ‘look’ continuing to resonate with fashionistas young and old, and his poetry…

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