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The Old Courts

Wigan’s Newest Arts and Enterprise Hub

Opened in Late 2014 the Old Courts (officially Arts at the Mill CIC) is an Arts and Enterprise Centre based in the former Wigan Magistrates Court and Inland Revenue Offices on Crawford Street.

We are a centre promoting the very best in Arts and Entertainment Wigan and surrounding areas has to offer, with 3 Live Venues, Arts Space, Recording Studios and much more.

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October 2017

Intimate – Art Exhibition

Friday, 20th October @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Intimate – ‘closely acquainted, familiar’ ‘private and personal’ ‘Intimate’ is a playful and thought-provoking exhibition which brings together a range of North-West and London-based artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, print, video and digital art. Several of the artists have made new works for the show, which is curated by Paula Fenwick Lucas and Martyn Lucas and supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts. The concept of ‘intimate’ is explored directly in the content of many…

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FNL: Woodley Taylor / Hauska / Ste Ashcroft / Adam Carr

Friday, 20th October @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Friday 20th October / The Bailiff Bar / Doors 8pm / Tickets £3 Friday Night Live Presents… Woodley Taylor / Hauska / Ste Ashcroft / Adam Carr “Somewhere between a loved up Mick Jagger and a cocked out Neil Young” – Ric Brooks (Tunafish Media Ltd), Woodley Taylor return to the Bailiff Bar, this time as headliners to promote their brilliant debut album ‘Breathe A Little Deeper’ – expect guitars and harmonies – channelling vibes anywhere from Creedence Clearwater Revival…

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Intimate – Art Exhibition

Saturday, 21st October @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fridays & Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Intimate – ‘closely acquainted, familiar’ ‘private and personal’ ‘Intimate’ is a playful and thought-provoking exhibition which brings together a range of North-West and London-based artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, print, video and digital art. Several of the artists have made new works for the show, which is curated by Paula Fenwick Lucas and Martyn Lucas and supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts. The concept of ‘intimate’ is explored directly in the content of many…

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Say Two: Hansel and Gretel

Saturday, 21st October @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Follow Hansel and Gretel into the magic forest, find a delicious Gingerbread cottage and defeat the Wicked Witch! A super early Halloween treat. Children love Say Two’s special blend of acting, singing, dancing and joining in. Grown-ups, sit back, relax and allow your family to enjoy these traditional fairy tales brought to life. Halloween costumes welcome. Cheaper than the cinema- live performance is twice the fun. Great for age 8 and under. Children under 18months go free. £6 per ticket//…

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Reggae Night Featuring Superjam

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

Vibes down in The Bailiff Bar on Saturday 21st October as we welcome back the incredible Superjam for a night of top notch Reggae. Expect Bob Marley, expect Peter Tosh, expect outstanding material, expect dancing, backing singers, a crazily talented band from across Europe and beyond and most of all, expect positivity and good times. A gang of great players with energy and enthusiasm to burn, Tommy Kaub presents SUPERJAM (France, Germany, Brasilia), the amazing ‘root-pack’ line-up. Featuring Sista Steffi…

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MAMA performs an evening of Genesis Music

Saturday, 21st October @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

MAMA are the all-era Genesis Tribute band and they will be performing songs from albums such as Nursery Cryme all the way through to We Can’t Dance. The five band members are based in the North West England area. They are led by front man and lead vocalist John Wilkinson, highly acclaimed for his ability to deliver on the Phil Collins vocal sound of Genesis with power, passion and total precision. On keyboards, the band benefits from the technical wizardry…

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Hawklords Six album launch tour plus John the Baptist

Tuesday, 24th October @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Hawklords are back at the Old Courts launching their 6th album SIX, after the great success of last years album launch and gig. Tickets are £12 and available from the Old Courts, Static Records and online at the below link or £15 on the door. Support is by John the Baptist & the 2nd Coming. Doors 7.30pm John the Baptist 8pm Hawklords 9pm finsh @ 10.30pm Originally formed by Robert Calvert and Dave Brock (of Hawkwind) from the ashes…

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Sew Social

Wednesday, 25th October @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Wednesday 25 October | Bailiff Bar | Doors open 7:30pm Tickets £3 in advance / £3.50 on the door Fun new event for you and your threads. Bring a needle and thread or a sewing machine or just a friend. Learn to make something tiny, upcycle your existing wardrobe or bring your own project to work on. There is a bar, so enjoy a tipple or a tea whilst you sew! Suitable for complete beginners through to social seamstresses. Entry…

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Connie Lush Band: Blues N Boogie

Thursday, 26th October @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER // DOORS OPEN 7.30PM TICKETS £10 ADVANCE // £12 ON THE DOOR Connie Lush is widely recognised as one of the finest blues singers that the United Kingdom has ever produced.That indisputable fact was acknowledged when she was voted Best UK Female Vocalist by readers of Blues In Britain for 5 separate years, earning a richly deserved place in the Gallery of the Greats. Don’t miss this special one-off show by a true superstar of the Blues!…

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Intimate – Art Exhibition

Friday, 27th October @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fridays & Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Intimate – ‘closely acquainted, familiar’ ‘private and personal’ ‘Intimate’ is a playful and thought-provoking exhibition which brings together a range of North-West and London-based artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, print, video and digital art. Several of the artists have made new works for the show, which is curated by Paula Fenwick Lucas and Martyn Lucas and supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts. The concept of ‘intimate’ is explored directly in the content of many…

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Exhibition Evening: Satanic Panic

Friday, 27th October @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Satanic Panic: Exhibition Evening in The Old Courts Cells! Devil worship, rituals, murderous cults and more! Join us as we feast on the flesh of the innocent! With a special live performance which is sure to make your skin crawl and your dreams forever ruined. We have such sights to show you. Join us for an extra special art exhibition in the depths of The Old Courts. Expect site-specific art in the old prison cells, fancy dress all around, and…

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Sinnergod, The Working Man, BWS – Live Halloween Ball

Friday, 27th October @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Well it wouldn’t be Halloween in Wigan without Wigans very own goth masters Sinnergod. One of wigans most successful bands of all time will be bringing their unique music style to the Old Courts. Support is by The Working Man and Bloodwork Salvation. The night is an Halloween fancy dress ball and there will be prizes for the best dressed. But theres no pressure, if you don’t want to get dressed up just come as you are theres no dress…

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FNL: The Atomic Mons

Friday, 27th October @ 8:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

With support from the fabulous The Duke Street Workshop and Redeyed Jedi. The Old Courts are anxious and apprehensive to open the Halloween weekend with a night of scarily addictive music from The Atomic Mons, The Duke Street Workshop and Redeyed Jedi. We are terrified at the prospect of a night of dancing, singing and general merriment in the depths of The Bailiff Bar. Join us to kick off the weekend in grim style as you are entertained by the…

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Halloween Caf 2017

Saturday, 28th October @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Hi guys hope you’re all good x We’re having a Halloween party and you’re all invited! Cafe nirvana 18+ HALLOWEEN FANCY DRESS PARTY Saturday 28th October 2017 DOORS 10PM TILL LATE ENTRY £5 (on the door only) It’s that time of year again when we all come out to play & oh my does it feel like forever since last year, I don’t know about you guys but were all really looking forward a good catch up. Well the wait…

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Intimate – Art Exhibition

Saturday, 28th October @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Fridays & Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Intimate – ‘closely acquainted, familiar’ ‘private and personal’ ‘Intimate’ is a playful and thought-provoking exhibition which brings together a range of North-West and London-based artists working in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, print, video and digital art. Several of the artists have made new works for the show, which is curated by Paula Fenwick Lucas and Martyn Lucas and supported by Arts Council England through Grants for the Arts. The concept of ‘intimate’ is explored directly in the content of many…

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Rocky Horror Party

Saturday, 28th October @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

It’s the time of year when the weird and wonderful come out to play. Saturday 28th October will be a night to remember down in The Bailiff Bar. Take a Halloween celebration, add amazing music, fabulous drag acts, a fancy dress competition, otherworldy visuals, commemorative cocktails and a whole load more, what have you got? – a truly whacky homage to the legendary film, movement and legacy that is The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Be there, be fabulous, be loud,…

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November 2017

Tallula Vintage Does Wigan

Thursday, 2nd November @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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1st Thursday of the Month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us in The Bailiff Bar for an evening of dressing up and getting festival ready with Tallula Vintage! Tallula Vintage is a small, family run business based at The Old Courts. They specialise in unique, one-off garments, accessories, retro style pieces and pre-owned and reworked customised fashion. Tallula pride themselves on being totally unique to any other vintage label and their electric collection of vintage clothing has been sourced and hand selected from all over the globe. There are…

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Northern Soul & Motown Night

Saturday, 4th November @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER | THE GRAND VAULT | DOORS 7:30PM TICKETS £3 IN ADVANCE / £4 ON THE DOOR We are back with the latest blockbuster night of classic Northern Soul and Motown. The people’s favourite DJ Deano returns with his trusty sidekicks bringing you the bangers you want to hear from the Casino, Hitsville and beyond. Simple rules apply here: attend,enjoy, the end. This is now a routine sell out so please please get your tickets early to avoid…

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Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Sunday, 12th November @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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An Irish Ceili With The Castlemore Ceili Band

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

FRIDAY 17 NOVEMBER | THE GRAND VAULT | DOORS 7:30PM TICKETS £5 IN ADVANCE | £6 ON THE DOOR The Old Courts are very excited to announce a fantastic evening of Irish music and Ceili dancing with the fantastic Castlemore Ceili Band. This brilliant gang of musicians comprises flute, banjo, fiddle, accordian, piano and drums and have been entertaining audiences for over 25 years across the UK and Ireland with many of their musicians being past “all Ireland” champions. Join…

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Pirate & Rum Festival feat. Mark Radcliffe’s Galleon Blast & Jollyboat!

Saturday, 25th November @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Old Courts Festivals continue this time with The Pirate & Rum Festival. The finest selection of weird and wonderful rum from across the seven seas and live performances from Mark Radcliffe’s “Galleon Blast” and the brilliantly witty “Jollyboat” will warm keep you swinging ‘til the early hours. Following on from the mania of the sold out Gin Festivals, We are delighted to announce our very first Pirate & Rum Festival! We will be shipping Rum in from around the…

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December 2017

Tallula Vintage Does Wigan

Thursday, 7th December @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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1st Thursday of the Month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us in The Bailiff Bar for an evening of dressing up and getting festival ready with Tallula Vintage! Tallula Vintage is a small, family run business based at The Old Courts. They specialise in unique, one-off garments, accessories, retro style pieces and pre-owned and reworked customised fashion. Tallula pride themselves on being totally unique to any other vintage label and their electric collection of vintage clothing has been sourced and hand selected from all over the globe. There are…

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Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Tuesday, 12th December @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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January 2018

Tallula Vintage Does Wigan

Thursday, 4th January ,2018 @ 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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1st Thursday of the Month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us in The Bailiff Bar for an evening of dressing up and getting festival ready with Tallula Vintage! Tallula Vintage is a small, family run business based at The Old Courts. They specialise in unique, one-off garments, accessories, retro style pieces and pre-owned and reworked customised fashion. Tallula pride themselves on being totally unique to any other vintage label and their electric collection of vintage clothing has been sourced and hand selected from all over the globe. There are…

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Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Friday, 12th January ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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February 2018

Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Monday, 12th February ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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March 2018

Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Monday, 12th March ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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April 2018

Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Thursday, 12th April ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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May 2018

Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Saturday, 12th May ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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June 2018

Wigan WOL Open Mic Poetry

Tuesday, 12th June ,2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2nd Thursday of the month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

At Write Out Loud Wigan Open Mic people crowd in to listen to bawling, drunken, old, young, new and subtle poets. Some funny, some melancholy, some political and some absurd. Come on down, all welcome! A night of poems, performance and drink A drink of night, performance and poems Of performance, poems and a drink Drink performance of poems, a night – though not necessarily in that order. Comments: ‘A rollicking good night’ ‘Wigan is the ideal place to begin,…

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