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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.

June 2019

Three Sisters Volunteer Work Party

Tuesday, 11th June @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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20th May & 11th June
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Three Sisters Volunteer Work Party Join us down at Three Sisters Local Nature Reserve for a volunteer work party where we will support Friends of Three Sisters in restoring and maintain their diverse habitats. Everybody is welcome and no experience is necessary Monday 20th May 2019 10:00am – 3.00pm Tuesday 11th June 2019 10:00am – 3.00pm Three Sisters LNR, Aston-in-Makerfield, WN4 8DDk Booking not required, just come along Free event facebook.com/events/282866169318763

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A Fantastic Woman (2018): Presented by Leigh Film Society

Thursday, 13th June @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

“Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend. ” (This is a Spanish language film with subtitles) Released 2nd March 2018, Drama Running time 1 hour 44 minutes, IMDB rating 7.2 Cast Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco Director Sebastián Lelio, Writer Sebastián Lelio & Gonzalo Maza Ages 15 with an Adult Film starts at 7.30pm Thursday 13th of June 2019 | The…

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Open Mic Poetry – WIGAN

Thursday, 13th June @ 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 13th of June 2019 | The Holding…

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FNL: Ravellas | The High Rip | Dalmas | Born Rogue | Alice Mae

Friday, 14th June @ 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! Fantastic Wigan based band Ravellas headline with support from brilliant Liverpool band on the rise – The High Rip, raw, energetic 3-piece Dalmas, Manchester based rock n’rollers Born Rogue, and ethereal local singer-songwriter Alice Mae. Over 14 with an Adult Approximate Stage Times: Alice Mae: 8:00pm – 8:30pm Born Rogue: 8:45pm –…

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Jagged Little Pill – A Tribute to Alanis Morissette’s Iconic Album

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

We’re pleased to welcome Jagged Little Pill with support from Dan Haynes, and local singer-songwriter Alex Strickland. Following the shows hugely successful sellout nationwide 2017 tour, ‘Jagged Little Pill’ is back on the road paying tribute to Alanis Morissette and her iconic album. Hear hits like Head Over Feet, You Oughta Know, You Learn and the 90s anthem Ironic. Upon it’s release in 1995, the album Jagged Little Pill swept across the world selling 33 million copies, going 10x platinum…

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Community Mondays – Calligraphy

Monday, 17th June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mondays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

As well as serving delicious cakes and coffee – starting on Monday the 3rd of June, you can come and learn a fantastic new skill in The Coven restaurant…Calligraphy! Come along to learn this ancient and increasingly popular art form. Starting with the handling of the pen via a series of mark making steps then moving onto lettering structures. Using your newly learned Calligraphic skills you will be shown how to scribe these words upon handmade books, boxes, scrolls and…

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The Something New Show

Thursday, 20th June @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Bailiff Bar welcomes Bawcocks and Bards once more for The Something New Show. Join Casino Improv for an evening of Laughter, words and wiles. The Something New Show the most Wigan-ish evening of spoken word, poetry, improv and more. Spectate or be bold and join the open mic section! This month we are joined by Ruthie Adamson and Hannah Jones. Ruthie Adamson AKA Wonky Wordsmith is a self-taught, published, performance poet. She performs poetry about her various values via…

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New York New York: Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin Tribute

Thursday, 20th June @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Ol’ Blue eyes is back in town! The most authentic Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin duet tribute brought to you by David Ashley and Paul McCoy with support from Danny Fallows as Bobby Darin. Get your best gladrags on and enjoy all the classics including: Fly Me to the Moon, New York, The Lady is a Tramp, Come Fly With Me and of course My Way. Book Your Seat Now for an evening of crooners you won’t forget. All Ages…

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When Trolls Try To Eat Your Goldfish

Saturday, 22nd June @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

In the middle of the night there is a noise – a snuffling and a shuffling and a splintering of wood. A line of troll-prints lead out the door, across the lawn and into the deep, dark forest. All of the animals have disappeared! Where have they gone? One young girl is going to do everything she can to save the day This high energy, comedy show (created with Action Transport Theatre, Big Imaginations and Grants for the Arts) is…

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Alternative 80’s featuring Bax Rafter

Saturday, 22nd June @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

THEY ARE BACK! You wanted them back so here they are. Bax Rafter- a four piece band from Manchester playing the best alternative 80’s new wave. Known for high energy gigs, Bax Rafter have a fantastic authentic sound with keyboards and an impressive DMX light show to match. Playing The Cure, The Stranglers, Gary Numan, Elvis Costello, OMD, Magazine and more… “My first time seeing you tonight and, b’jeezus you tore it up! What a setlist! Where can you listen…

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Community Mondays – Calligraphy

Monday, 24th June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mondays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

As well as serving delicious cakes and coffee – starting on Monday the 3rd of June, you can come and learn a fantastic new skill in The Coven restaurant…Calligraphy! Come along to learn this ancient and increasingly popular art form. Starting with the handling of the pen via a series of mark making steps then moving onto lettering structures. Using your newly learned Calligraphic skills you will be shown how to scribe these words upon handmade books, boxes, scrolls and…

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Dementia Voices

Thursday, 27th June @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

This brand new theatre piece has been created through a project called ‘Dementia Voices’: a programme of public engagement and creative enquiry into the lived experience of young onset dementia. Dementia Voices has engaged with several dementia support groups across greater Manchester to capture and tell the stories of younger people living with dementia. Shining a light on both the positives and negatives of living with dementia and how it affects someone of a younger age, the play takes the…

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StillMarillion

Saturday, 29th June @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

StillMarillion pay homage to progressive rock legends Marillion. They were formed in 2008 and have been actively touring the UK and Europe since. Returning to The Old Courts for the third time they will be performing all of the classic Fugazi album and in a special departure for StillMarillion will also be covering a couple of tracks from the much heralded transition album Seasons End to celebrate the 30th anniversary of it’s release performed in amongst a full 2 hours…

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Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 30th June @ 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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July 2019

Community Mondays – Calligraphy

Monday, 1st July @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mondays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

As well as serving delicious cakes and coffee – starting on Monday the 3rd of June, you can come and learn a fantastic new skill in The Coven restaurant…Calligraphy! Come along to learn this ancient and increasingly popular art form. Starting with the handling of the pen via a series of mark making steps then moving onto lettering structures. Using your newly learned Calligraphic skills you will be shown how to scribe these words upon handmade books, boxes, scrolls and…

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BaiLaugh with Casino Improv & Christchurch to Timaru

Thursday, 4th July @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Wigan’s best (and only) Improv night is back! Casino Improv and their friends are back in Holding Cell for an evening of improvised comedy and theatre. Join us for an evening of musical improv that has never happened before, and will never happen again… July’s special guests are the brand new Twoprov Christchurch to Timaru. Two women, exploring wonderful weird stories and characters in a world of the audience’s making. Roadtrip improv at its finest. 18 and over only Thursday…

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Wine, Cheese And Live Jazz

Friday, 5th July @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Back by popular demand and better than ever before, The Old Courts are delighted to invite you to an evening of Wine, Cheese and Jazz. Your ticket entitles you to 5 glasses (175ml) of a variety of wines, a delicious platter of mixed cheeses and nibbles specially selected to treat your senses. On hand for the evening to complete the ambience we welcome back the Dean Masser Jazz Duo bringing you sultry, classic and funky jazz. Grab your ticket, save…

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Celtic Punk: Psycho-Ceilidh Featuring Neck

Friday, 5th July @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Make no mistake – amongst the leaders and followers of Irish folk influenced Punk bands all over the world, NECK are simply, and most certainly the real deal! With 6 appearances at Glastonbury,10 at Rebellion Festival and endless more worldwide, the band described as “if The Clash were born on the Emerald Isle!” will leave you utterly drained from a no-holds-barred, rowdy and exhilarating live show. The band juxtaposes perfectly the swirling, spiritual abandon of Traditional Irish music with the…

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Transmission: The Sound of Joy Division

Saturday, 6th July @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Transmission with support from SpringBar and Bad-Water. Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Unknown Pleasures Playing the iconic album its entirety Devoted to recreating the atmosphere of a live Joy Division gig, Transmission emulate the sound of one of the most inventive, evocative and influential groups of their era. More than 20 years on you can still relive the dark cavernous sound of Joy Division through Transmission one of the leading UK tribute bands. Transmission: The Sound of Joy Division on…

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Community Mondays – Calligraphy

Monday, 8th July @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Mondays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

As well as serving delicious cakes and coffee – starting on Monday the 3rd of June, you can come and learn a fantastic new skill in The Coven restaurant…Calligraphy! Come along to learn this ancient and increasingly popular art form. Starting with the handling of the pen via a series of mark making steps then moving onto lettering structures. Using your newly learned Calligraphic skills you will be shown how to scribe these words upon handmade books, boxes, scrolls and…

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Kes: Presented by The Leigh Film Society

Thursday, 11th July @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.” Released 3rd April 1970, Drama/Family Running time 1 hour 51 minutes, IMDB rating 7.9 Cast David Bradley, Brian Glover, Colin Welland Director Ken Loach, Writer Barry Hines Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRYvUpsrqmg Over 12 with an Adult Film starts at 7.30pm. Duration 1 hour and 51 minutes Thursday 11th of July 2019 | The Theatre: Entrance 4 | Doors and Bar open at 6:30pm…

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Northern Soul & Motown Night

Saturday, 13th July @ 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! Over 18’s only Saturday 13th of July 2019 | The Grand Vault: Entrance 3 | Doors and Bar open at 7:30pm Tickets £4.00 in advance / £5.00 on the door  

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FNL: Stanleys with Special Guests

Friday, 19th July @ 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! Local band Stanleys headline with their feisty 90’s tinged indie rock n roll. Supports include Cold Waters, Jack Heaton & more. Over 14 with an Adult Approximate stage times and full line up to be announced soon Friday 19th of July 2019 | The Grand Vault: Entrance 3 | Doors and Bar…

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Navi – The World’s No.1 Michael Jackson Impersonator

Saturday, 20th July @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Navi is universally recognised as “The World’s No.1 Michael Jackson Impersonator” throughout the world, including the Michael Jackson fan community itself. The ONLY impersonator to officially work for Michael Jackson as a decoy and the ONLY impersonator to perform for Michael Jackson at his birthday party. We’re delighted to welcome this world-class tribute to the King of Pop to our Grand Vault for what will be a fantastic night from start to finish! All Ages Welcome Approximate stage times and…

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FLASH – A Tribute To Queen

Friday, 26th July @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Flash, A Tribute To Queen Since the band catapulted to mega-stardom, Queen have been one of the biggest, most successful, widest-known most loved and critically acclaimed bands on the planet over the last 4 decades. Flash – A Tribute To Queen bring you the sound, energy and aesthetic of the original band. You will enjoy OUTSTANDING renditions of ‘Under Pressure’ ‘We Will Rock You’ ‘Somebody To Love’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and many many many more. The band are a spectacular homage…

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Snow White and the Seven Ugly B******S

Friday, 26th July @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Dickey, our pantomime’s cheeky chappy, fancies getting in Snow White’s knickers! But she won’t let him have his way because he isn’t a prince! Join us for some rude, crude, fun and frolics, as Dickey enrols in Prince School in a bid to get his girl! Add some horrible dwarfs, an ugly old evil queen, and a couple of scantily dressed girls for no reason, as we provide the adult panto that everyone’s talking about! £1 from every ticket is…

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Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 28th July @ 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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A Man And His Prostate

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

Based on a true-life experience, a man discovers his inner self in more ways than one. A near tragedy is masterfully transformed into a one-man comedy, perfectly portrayed by Ed Asner in his hilarious visit to the hospital in preparation for surgery he doesn’t want. Ed Asner is an American television, Film and stage icon. The star of Disney/Pixar’s Up, Elf and Mary Tyler Moore. His 7 Emmy awards and 60 years in the business have made him the powerhouse…

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August 2019

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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September 2019

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
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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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