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August 2019

EMMA HOLCROFT: Celebrating the women of song

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

Join us in The Holding Cell every first Wednesday of the month for fantastic live Jazz. For our first Wednesday Jazz session we’re delighted to be joined by Emma Holcroft, star vocalist with the Swingtime Big Band as she celebrates the women of song. She’ll also be joined on the night by Dean Masser (tenor sax) and the Richard Wetherall Trio. 18 and over only Wednesday 7th of August | The Holding Cell in The Bailiff Bar | Free Entry

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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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Pizza & Pint night

Friday, 9th August @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Friday of the Month
Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

ARTISAN PIZZA & CRAFT BEERS Travelling Pizza Company are back with the award-winning TWO LEFT FEET TAP for 2019 with more exciting pizza and pint pairings. Join us for an evening of artisan pizza and craft beers. We serve our slow proved sourdough wood fired artisan pizza from our vintage horse trailer in the Kitchen Courtyard. Our menus are Neapolitan in style using the finest high quality italian ingredients mixed with locally sourced and seasonal specialities. Only £7.50 – (Offer on…

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FNL: Brandon Lee Webb Band & Special Guests

Friday, 9th August @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Friday Night Live returns to the Grand Vault, bringing you a fine selection of up and coming bands and singer-songwriters – both local and from out of town! We welcome back Brandon Lee Webb Band to the Grand Vault for what will no doubt be a powerful performance. Their blend of electric/acoustic blues rock is a little more Kelly Joe Phelps than it is Mississippi John Hurt, throw in a touch of John Martyn and a dab of The Door’s…

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On the Grind 17# Bouche, Bad Water + Scrubber Fox

Friday, 9th August @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Tudor, New Market Street
Wigan, Greater Manchester WN1 1SE United Kingdom

~ ON THE GRIND presents ~ Friday 9th August Bouche Bad Water + Scrubber Fox The Tudor House Hotel Free BOUCHE https://boucheband.bandcamp.com/ https://www.facebook.com/boucheband/ https://www.instagram.com/bouche_band/ New kids on the block featuring members of Cactus Knife and Mums. The band played their first ever show in France last month and sound like a band straight from the Dischord label. Fans of Fugazi and Minutemen will be much obliged. BAD WATER https://www.facebook.com/badwatersurf/ https://badwaterband.bandcamp.com/ https://www.instagram.com/badwaterbanduk Sounding like an IPA on a summers day, Bad…

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Wigan Pride 2019

Saturday, 10th August @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wigan Town Centre, Wigan, WN1 1PE United Kingdom

Wigan Borough’s annual celebration of equality and inclusion makes a spectacular return in 2019, celebrating 50 years since the Stonewall Riots. 11:00-12:00 Wigan Pride 2019 Parade 12:00-17:00 Wigan Pride 2019 Main Stage Entertainment As our secondary stage, The Believe Stage is home to a vast array of up and coming artists all from the Wigan Borough, celebrating the amazing local talent we have! Join us from 11am on the 10th August in Wigan Town Centre for the Wigan Borough’s only…

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Plant Based Saturdays

Saturday, 10th August @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Plant Based Saturdays in 2019 Haigh Woodland Park, 6-10PM Plant based street food from across the North West, bars with Vegan beers, spirits and wine and live music in a beautiful child and dog friendly woodland park venue!

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Splurge

Saturday, 10th August @ 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Tudor, New Market Street
Wigan, Greater Manchester WN1 1SE United Kingdom

LAWLESS PROMOTIONS Present:- “Splurge” Known for the chaos of their live shows and the complete insanity of vocalist and guitarist Joe, the performance is usually seen as a way for the band to let loose of any anxiety or pain they’ve been building up inside. As a result, the new plan is to stay alive and shout at everyone. Support for the night comes from:- OH NO AND THE HELL YEAHS. The band that is sure to be your next…

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Dragonfly Quest

Sunday, 11th August @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Three Sisters Recreation Area, Three Sisters Road
Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 8DD United Kingdom

Late summer means the damsels and dragons are on the wing and Three Sisters is one of the best places to see these dazzling insects.

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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…

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Wigan Live Festival

Friday, 16th August @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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16th & 17th Aug
Wigan Town Centre, Wigan, WN1 1PE United Kingdom

Wigan Live Festival is into its huge 7th year of free live music in Wigan Town Centre. See Facebook for all the gig and band info https://www.facebook.com/WiganLiveFestival On 16th & 17th August 2019 we present to you some of the best unsigned bands and soloists from the local area and further afield. With a dynamic and diverse lineup, there’s truly something for everyone! An ultimate day of listening to great music, celebrating this year’s charity and drinking exceptionally well kept…

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Food Fest on The Square

Saturday, 17th August @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every 3rd Saturday
The Galleries, Wigan, WN1 1AR United Kingdom

Food Fest on the Square is back and it will be in Wigan Town Centre every third Saturday of the month, April until October! Head over to Market Hall Square between 12pm and 8pm to enjoy food, drink and live music. Great partnership working again with Gallerieswigan & Haigh Foodie Friday. Pop-Up Bars from Two Left Feet Tap & Brewery Gin and Prosecco from Copa Fizz Food Line Up Saturday April 20th: Travelling Pizza Company Traditional wood fired pizza made…

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Wigan Live Festival

Saturday, 17th August @ 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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16th & 17th Aug
Wigan Town Centre, Wigan, WN1 1PE United Kingdom

Wigan Live Festival is into its huge 7th year of free live music in Wigan Town Centre. See Facebook for all the gig and band info https://www.facebook.com/WiganLiveFestival On 16th & 17th August 2019 we present to you some of the best unsigned bands and soloists from the local area and further afield. With a dynamic and diverse lineup, there’s truly something for everyone! An ultimate day of listening to great music, celebrating this year’s charity and drinking exceptionally well kept…

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Northern Soul & Motown Night

Saturday, 17th August @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

DJ Deano and crew will be turning your heartbeat up – bringing you the very best classic Northern Soul and Motown from the opening beat to the last minute! Always a great atmosphere and crowd: it’s time to get out on the floor and Dance, Dance, Dance! 18 and over only Saturday 17th August 2019 | Grand Vault: Entrance 3 | Doors and Bars Open 7:30pm Ticket Prices: £4.00 In Advance / £5.00 On The Door

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Haigh Woodland Park Artisan Market

Sunday, 18th August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane
Wigan, WN2 1PE United Kingdom

Over 80 awesome artisans with art, food, craft, design, drinks, sensational streetfood…outstanding live music and a great community atmosphere. Hope you can join us? Slap bang in the heart of Haigh Woodland Park, a magnificent spectacle, an opportunity to browse stalls, taste the culinary treats, talk to artists, vintage dealers and designer-makers. The artisan traders will have been busy, baking, brewing, preparing, making, capturing (pictures that is!), designing, distilling, sewing, stitching, stirring, cooking, sourcing, painting, growing and constructing. All the very…

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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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Valves, Vinyl & Jazz (feat. album: Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road)

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

Each month will see a classic album presented by pro audio engineer Haden Boardman, followed by interpretations of classic tracks by talented house jazz band Pretty Standard. August’s classic album is Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: Elton’s 30 million copy selling 1973 album and the album that really broke the USA for him. Featuring many classic tracks including Candle in the Wind, and Saturday Nights Alright it was recorded at a chateau in France. The album is praised for both its…

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