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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.

August 2019

The Jam DRC

Friday, 2nd August @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Jam DRC are back to blow the roof off once again. They bring the full repertoire – Going Underground, That’s Entertainment, Funeral Pyre, Eton Rifles, When You’re Young – all the big numbers and some of the more obscure records chosen by the band who are avid Jam fans. You get energy, aggression, commitment, blood, sweat and tears, as standard. Support on the night to be announced. Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRw5g9Yzw4E Over 14 with an adult Friday 2nd…

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NORTHERN SOUL ALL NIGHTER

Saturday, 3rd August @ 8:00 pm - 2:30 am
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

3 Clubs All Nighter comes is here for a 2 floor extravaganza for 1 whole night long. Taking in The Grand Vault and The Theatre, you will be treated to: Main room – A former Victorian court room now theatre space featuring Allnighter sounds ‘Past and Present’ (similar to the big room at Witton) this space has a balcony, vaulted ceiling and 20k rig! An alternative room featuring a more adventurous music policy delivered by Collector/DJ/Enthusiasts (similar to the Dolly…

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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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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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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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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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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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Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 25th August @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Last Sunday of the Month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Folk Sunday returns! Every last Sunday of the month, Bad Grandad hosts some of the best folk acts that the region has to offer, come and get cosy in our beautiful Bailiff Bar and enjoy performances from his special guests and of course, Bad Grandad himself. See you there! 18 and over only The Bailiff Bar opens at 12:00pm | Entrance 1: King Street West | Free Entry

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Bohemian Rhapsody

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

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound. They reach unparalleled success, but in an unexpected turn Freddie, surrounded by darker influences, shuns Queen in pursuit of his solo career. Having suffered greatly without the collaboration of Queen,…

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Who’s Next

Saturday, 31st August @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

From the explosive opening power chords of ‘I Can’t Explain’ to the majestic pomp of ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ Who’s Next embody The Who in their prime. Expect to see Daltrey’s swinging microphone and gutsy vocals, Townshend’s trademark windmill guitar playing style, Entwistle’s ice cool virtuoso bass playing and Moon’s wild-man antics; demolishing the drums like a man possessed! Who’s Next wear period stage outfits and use authentic instruments to create the total WHO concert experience, and if that’s not…

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September 2019

The Jazz Worriers

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

Join us in The Bailiff Bar every first Wednesday of the month for fantastic live Jazz. Trumpeter Neil Yates (ex John Dankworth Orchestra, Brand New Heavies, Lighthouse Family) locks horns with Dean Masser (Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra, BBC Big Band) in this exciting quintet, before the band goes into the studio to record their third album. With Richard Wetherall, Ed Harrison and Gaz Hughes. The Bailiff Bar: Entrance 1 on King Street West | 18 and over only Entry: No…

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Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 29th September @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Last Sunday of the Month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Folk Sunday returns! Every last Sunday of the month, Bad Grandad hosts some of the best folk acts that the region has to offer, come and get cosy in our beautiful Bailiff Bar and enjoy performances from his special guests and of course, Bad Grandad himself. See you there! 18 and over only The Bailiff Bar opens at 12:00pm | Entrance 1: King Street West | Free Entry

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October 2019

Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 27th October @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Last Sunday of the Month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Folk Sunday returns! Every last Sunday of the month, Bad Grandad hosts some of the best folk acts that the region has to offer, come and get cosy in our beautiful Bailiff Bar and enjoy performances from his special guests and of course, Bad Grandad himself. See you there! 18 and over only The Bailiff Bar opens at 12:00pm | Entrance 1: King Street West | Free Entry

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November 2019

Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 24th November @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Last Sunday of the Month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Folk Sunday returns! Every last Sunday of the month, Bad Grandad hosts some of the best folk acts that the region has to offer, come and get cosy in our beautiful Bailiff Bar and enjoy performances from his special guests and of course, Bad Grandad himself. See you there! 18 and over only The Bailiff Bar opens at 12:00pm | Entrance 1: King Street West | Free Entry

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December 2019

Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 29th December @ 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Last Sunday of the Month
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Folk Sunday returns! Every last Sunday of the month, Bad Grandad hosts some of the best folk acts that the region has to offer, come and get cosy in our beautiful Bailiff Bar and enjoy performances from his special guests and of course, Bad Grandad himself. See you there! 18 and over only The Bailiff Bar opens at 12:00pm | Entrance 1: King Street West | Free Entry

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