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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.

April 2019

FNL: Neptune Valley and Special Guests

Friday, 26th April @ 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! Formed in 2017 in the infamous north west of England, Neptune Valley are an alternative rock band who combine a cocktail of musical influences to create heavy guitar riffs, funky percussive bass lines and soaring infectious pop choruses. This four piece consisting of Jordan Wilkinson (lead vocals and guitar), Maxwell Varey (lead…

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Ghost Hunt

Friday, 26th April @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

With a team of experienced mediums, psychics and paranormal investigators you are guaranteed a quality ghost hunting experience. Sixth Sense Ghosthunters team has provided ghost hunting experiences to the general public for over 30 years. Guests are required to be over 18 years old and not under the influence of alcohol. Friday 26th of April 2019 | Meet at 9:00pm at Entrance 6 (The Court Room) Tickets: £30.00 in advance only Tickets available until 25/04/2019 9:00pm. Spaces are limited so…

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AKA Noel Gallagher

Saturday, 27th April @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

AKA Noel Gallagher, The UK’s leading Noel Gallagher/Oasis tribute act with support from Polar Tide and Ask Elliot. The only tribute name-checked by The Chief himself. Check AKA Noel Gallagher on Facebook Here Support for the evening comes from Ask Elliot (Ask Elliot on Facebook) and Polar Tide (Polar Tide on Facebook) Over 14 with an Adult Stage Times: Ask Elliot: 7:45pm – 8:15pm Polar Tide: 8:30pm – 9:00pm AKA Noel Gallagher: 9:15pm – 10:00pm | INTERVAL | 10:30pm 11:15pm…

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Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 28th April @ 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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May 2019

Dean Friedman

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

Hailed by critics and fans alike as one of the finest songwriters of his generation. Dean Friedman has achieved legendary, pop-icon status for chart-topping hits, Ariel, Lucky Stars, Lydia, McDonald’s Girl and more. Following last year’s sold-out, 40th Anniversary Tour, Friedman returns to the stage armed with a stunning collection of his insightful and compelling, true-to-life ‘story songs’ – songs of pathos and humour that deal with family, friends, neighbours, work and the seemingly trivial, yet ultimately essential stuff of…

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BaiLaugh with Casino Improv and Improv on Demand

Thursday, 2nd May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 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 the rabble of suggestion shouters and watch an evening of hilarious entertainment that has never happened, and will never happen again… This month’s very special guests are Improquo Theatre Company with IMPROV ON DEMAND Following a successful run at Edinburgh Fringe last year, Improv on Demand return to bring you a variety of…

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t’Other – By Beggars Belief Collective

Thursday, 2nd May @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Join us in the Old Court’s Theatre for a big hearted contemporary fable about intolerance and love presented by Beggars Belief Collective. In a town like ours but not quite now, and slightly off centre from here, Cass & Hillary go about their daily business until their lives are disturbed by the arrival of a curious, enigmatic & annoying stranger. A story of mistrust, intolerance, unexpected friendship, and ultimately, love, t’Other is chaotic in its form, warm in its heart…

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One Step Behind: Madness Tribute

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

The Old Courts are delighted to welcome One Step Behind back to The Old Courts, with support from local duo Brother and singer-songwriter Zack Carpenter. One Step Behind is the UK’s Premier and longest surviving MADNESS tribute band. Formed in 1993, they achieved widespread recognition playing venues the length and breadth of Britain including the Marquee Club in London & jaunts into Europe and beyond. Members of Madness have joined the One Step boys on stage on a number of…

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Saturday Jazz in the Bailiff Bar

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

Join us in The Bailiff Bar for a night of Jazz with Dean Masser on Sax and Ray Kelly on keys – it’s sure to be a special night. As well as cool jazz vibes from our duo we’ll have the usual selection of craft beers, ales, wine and cocktails. Over 18’s only Approximate stage times: 20:15 – 21:30 | 15 minute break | 21:45 – 22:30 The Bailiff Bar: Entrance 1 | King Street West | Free Entry

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Bank Holiday Blowout

Sunday, 5th May @ 6:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

This May Bank Holiday join us in the Grand Vault for fantastic live music from Stanleys, The Stetsons Electric, Island Dam, Piqued Jacks, Cold Waters and many more TBA! Over 14 with an Adult Approximate Stage Times TBA Saturday 5th of May 2019 | The Grand Vault: Entrance 3 | Doors and Bar open at 6:30pm Tickets £5.00 available in advance and on the door

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The Adventures of Barron Much (1988): Presented by Leigh Film Society

Thursday, 9th May @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

“An account of Baron Munchausen’s supposed travels and fantastical experiences with his band of misfits.” Watch the trailer here: https://tinyurl.com/yarq6sze Released 17th March 1989, Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy Running time 2 hours 6 minutes, IMDB rating 7.2 Cast John Neville, Eric Idle, Sarah Polley, Oliver Reed, Jonathan Pryce, Uma Thurman, Alison Steadman Director Terry Gilliam, Writer Charles McKeown (screenplay), Terry Gilliam (screenplay) Film starts at 7.30pm – Rating PG Thursday 9th of May 2019 | The Theatre: Entrance 4 | Doors and Bar…

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The Lilacs feat. Pink Shirts For Pale People, Jack Heaton and Jamie Wooding

Friday, 10th May @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

After forming just 6 months ago, local Indie Pop band The Lilacs have hit the scene with a bang already performing on stages at Manchester Academy and London’s O2 Academy Islington later this year. With over 23,000 plays already on their first two singles, you don’t want to miss their massive hometown show on Friday 10th May at The Old Courts. Support on the night comes from Pink Shirts For Pale People, Jack Heaton and Jamie Wooding. Stage times: Jamie…

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Britpop Party featuring Pulp’d + Blur 2 – POSTPONED

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

Britpop Party featuring Pulp’d + Blur2 with original support from local favourites Springbar. Two amazing 90’s tribute bands on one bill. Pulp’d are the Worlds number 1 tribute to Pulp! An authentic and explosive tribute to one of the biggest acts of the Britpop era! Featuring all the hits such as Do You Remember The First Time, Common People, Disco 2000 and Babies with all the legendary attitude of Jarvis Cocker! Blur2 are the definitive tribute to Blur. Bringing you…

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‘Our Time Is Now’ Soul All Nighter

Saturday, 11th May @ 8:00 pm - 2:30 am
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

*Our Time is NOW *..A one off All-nighter! The Old Courts are delighted to welcome Jez Jones and guests (3 Clubs All Nighter / Class Of 72) Outstanding records played by ENTHUSIASTS ..for ENTHUSIASTS !! If you fancy something DIFFERENT from the usual main room fayre at an Allnighter…this is for you! An uplifting all-nighter in the historic Victorian surroundings with original parquet flooring. Excellent transport links from all around the UK. Wigan Wallgate and Wigan Northwestern stations are 1…

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Spring Sprung: drama, poetry, stories

Sunday, 12th May @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The fabulous Sunshine Writers are performing from their anthology Spring Sprung in the new performance space tucked inside the Bailiff’s Bar. Funny, touching, down-to-earth. Expect St. George’s disgruntled dragon, suffragettes, and murder. The Sunshine Writers are a community writers group supported by Sunshine House, Wigan. We develop writers of all levels, from complete beginners to semi-professional and are proud to be inclusive and kind.

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Tuesday, 14th May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Wednesday, 15th May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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Valves, Vinyl & Jazz

Wednesday, 15th May @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Wigan’s first classic vinyl night. Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours. A free event at the Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts. (King Street West Entrance). * House band “PRETTY STANDARD” * Valve Powered Hi-Fi Horn Sound System * Technics SP10 turntable * Complete with 16 Track Recording Studio 7PM BYO – bring your own records to hear on our amazing sound system! 8PM Classic Album Slot – An informal, informative discussion, and we play a classic album in its entirety. 9PM. Pretty Standard…

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Thursday, 16th May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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Buzz Hawkins – The Man Behind The Bradshaws

Thursday, 16th May @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Old Courts are happy to welcome family comedy theatre based on The Bradshaws Radio Show. THE MAN BEHIND THE BRADSHAWS Celebrating 35 years on road and radio, twice nominated for the Sony Radio Award for ‘Best Use Of Comedy’, writer-voicer-producer Buzz Hawkins brings radio’s longest running favourite funny family ‘The Bradshaws’ to life on stage before your very eyes (with some help from little Billy Bradshaw). Armed with the new comedy song album ‘Catchy Choruses & Daft Bits’, the…

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Friday, 17th May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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Limehouse Lizzy – Thin Lizzy Tribute

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

We’re delighted to welcome back Limehouse Lizzy as they stop off at The Old Courts on their 2019 Tour. Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore. From their Official PRS award, performing for Virgin Atlantic in Barbados, T.V. appearances (BBC 2’s ‘Arena’…

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Saturday, 18th May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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Eurovision Extravaganza!

Saturday, 18th May @ 7:00 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Of course you do! Spangly outfits, cheesy pop, the chance to achieve nul points… how could it be any better? Well, by coming down to the Eurovision Extravaganza at The Old Courts, of course! Not only will we be screening Eurovision in our Grand Vault, you will also be hosted by Chris Boyle, have the chance to score the contest in your own teams and enjoy the atmosphere of a room full of Europop enthusiasts. Oh, and we’ll chuck a…

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Three Sisters Volunteer Work Party

Monday, 20th May @ 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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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Tuesday, 21st May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Wednesday, 22nd May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Thursday, 23rd May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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Simply Dylan

Thursday, 23rd May @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Simply Dylan is a standout act of pure class. – No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence SIMPLY DYLAN is John O’Connell’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan. John, a rare talent who has had his name indelibly written into the tapestry of Liverpool’s music scene, has collaborated with other highly reputable musicians from the city to form his Dylan Band. It is their precise playing and high energy renditions of Dylan’s work from…

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Friday, 24th May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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Wigan – The Wandering Poet Tour

Friday, 24th May @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

This is the fourth show of The Wandering Poet Tour and is being hosted by The Old Courts Centre for the Arts in Wigan. This show is not ticketed and will run as a ‘pay as you feel’ donation based event. Benjamin Guilfoyle, aka ‘The Woolly Hat Poet’, is taking his poetry on the road as he walks 110 miles to raise money for the Lancaster Homeless Shelter and the Central Lancaster Children’s Library. Performing 12 poetry shows on 12…

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Corrie Shelley’s ‘Forget Me Not’ Album Launch

Friday, 24th May @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Corrie and the band are thrilled to be launching their new album at The Old Courts on Friday 24th May in the Theatre, supported by Jim Berry (Houghton Weavers). Corrie has been writing and performing for the past 3 years after taking a 30 year break from music. After attending a song-writing workshop, ran by Wigan’s own Merry Hell band members – Bob , Virginia and John Kettle, this re-ignited the creative flame and since attending Corrie has released 3…

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Saturday, 25th May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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Folk Sunday Hosted By Bad Grandad

Sunday, 26th May @ 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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Wheatus

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

It’s hard to believe that Wheatus are just a year away from the 20th anniversary of their debut album and still ubiquitous single ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ – their fresh unique sound quite literally took the world by storm with a record so known and loved it transcended genre. The honest, catchy pop-rock of this New York outfit is still entertaining audiences across the world today. Don’t let the nostalgia take all your focus, though, this band are a seriously entertaining force…

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Tuesday, 28th May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Wednesday, 29th May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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The Sparks Within – Exhibition

Thursday, 30th May @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Tuesdays - Saturdays
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Sparks Within celebrates the release of a creative manifesto for Wigan and Leigh. International artists Al & Al, in collaboration with Wigan Council, have created a vision for the borough that seeks to expand its creative output. The Sparks Within aims to demonstrate the creative sparks that have been present in the area for decades, and continue to be present in emerging artists. Creative sparks are all around us. All ages welcome The Isherwood Gallery | Entrance 4 of…

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Charity Screening Of 7 Days – The Story Of Blind Dave Healey’

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

Join us in The Old Courts Theatre for a truly special event. We are delighted to be screening ‘7 Days – The Story Of Blind Dave Healey’ The inspirational short biography of a man who decided to run the world “Sevens” – 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. The only problem is that Dave is completely blind. In addition, the film features original music from Wigan’s very own Rik Jones who will be in attendance on the night.…

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The Unravelling Wilburys

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

The Unravelling Wilburys, a band of good ‘ol boys replicate the sound and songs of the late 80s ‘super-group’ The Traveling Wilburys where five of the greatest names in rock music history came together: George Harrison, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and Jeff Lynne of ELO. They completed two Wilburys albums, Volumes One and Three though, sadly, Roy Orbison had passed away before Volume Three was recorded. So welcome to Thumper, Blind Melon, Sticky Willy, Walter and Javelin ……

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June 2019

Popes Of Chillitown and Guests

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

Popes Of Chillitown + The Hostiles + The Platitudes + Broken 3 Ways. 4 of the finest high energy New Wave Ska bands from all 4 corners of the UK are coming to Wigan for a night of high octane riotous live Ska/Punk. POPES OF CHILLITOWN are a Ska/Dub/Punk band from London, who have been rampaging through the UK scene for the last few years like an unstoppable grooving, skanking juggernaut. A straight-up ska-punk band they are not, expertly mashing…

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Community Mondays – Calligraphy

Monday, 3rd 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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BaiLaugh with Casino Improv and The Gestures

Thursday, 6th June @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Wigan’s best (and only) Improv comedy 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… This Month we are joined by The Gestures! 4 piece Skiffle Band – Usually Reworking popular modern music and old classic with the quintessential Skiffle Sound but this month, they will be scoring a improvised…

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DR John Cooper Clarke

Thursday, 6th June @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Bringing poetry, wit, observation, rhythm, intrigue, style, anecdote and a whirlwind of thought-provoking wonderment, Dr John Cooper Clarke gets through approximately 9.5 billion syllables in what seems like quarter of an hour. Drawing in loyal admirers from all over the place, you’re left open-mouthed and sometimes only digesting the intelligence of the hurricane delivery on your way home from the show. Rarely, if ever, do we encounter an individual so expansively talented and adored. Dr John Cooper Clarke is simply…

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Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Scorpio Furious 5

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

THE SUGARHILL GANG, GRANDMASTER MELLE MEL & SCORPIO FURIOUS FIVE. Feat. DJ C STYLES The group that needs no introduction. Arguably the founders of recorded hip hop music with their instantly recognisable ‘Rapper’s Delight’ & ‘Apache’ The Sugarhill Gang are bringing the classics back for an anniversary tour.This unmissable tour with Rock & Roll and Grammy ‘hall of famers’ Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio Furious Five (who are widely regarded as among the most influential Hip Hop acts) play the…

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The AC/DC Experience

Saturday, 8th June @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

THE The AC/DC Experience brilliantly nail the power and look of the stadium rock god’s incendiary stage performance, backed by a state-of-the-art lighting and projection show. Bernie Marsden, Ex – Whitesnake, commented “The AC\DC Experience boys captured the spirit of those great anthems I heard every night, and I believe the guitar player sweats as much as Angus! “If you love AC/DC music a night out at one of their gigs will leave you smiling!” They have electrifying musical skills…

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Community Mondays – Calligraphy

Monday, 10th 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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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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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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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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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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Tallula Vintage

Saturday, 20th July @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Saturday 20th July from 10:00 am – 4.30 pm, Tallula will be holding a sale and opening her studios to the public – access via Entrance 5 on Crawford Street. There will be loads of vintage and handmade treasures to rifle through plus exciting finds from Tallula’s travels. You can see where the magic takes place and even get involved in some upcycling if you fancy. Lots of sale items as usual if you like a bargain as well as…

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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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Badly Drawn Boy

Thursday, 25th July @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Badly Drawn Boy is revered and respected as a phenomenal songwriter by his fans and his musical contemporaries. His 2000 album ‘The Hour Of Bewilderbeast’ was awarded the highly coveted Mercury Music Prize and is still blowing people away nearly two decades on with incredible records including ‘Once Around The Block’ and ‘Pissing In The Wind’. Badly Drawn Boy went on to write the soundtrack for the Robert De Niro produced ‘About A Boy’ starring Hugh Grant and his stunning…

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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

BaiLaugh with Casino Improv & Super Trooper

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

Improv at its most Wigan-esque. Join Casino Improv for an evening in The Holding Cell. This month we are joined by special guests Super Trooper Improv! Super Trooper Improv (“STI” for short) formed in 2017 and began a monthly residency in Leeds where they currently perform at Box Leeds City. The group has gone from strength to strength with headline and full show bookings across the north of England STI perform a variety of comedy sketches and games entirely based…

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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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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

World Premiere – A Documentary- A Year in the Life of Merry Hell

Sunday, 1st September @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The absolute world premiere of our documentary: A YEAR IN THE LIFE OF MERRY HELL. If Life is a journey, ours has been more of a mystery tour wrapped up in an adventure that we really want to share. Wherever we go, we feel love and togetherness between band members and the people we meet. It’s a real privilege to be part of that, so we want to give our audience a deeper sense of who we are, where we…

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The Bathtub Gin Band

Sunday, 1st September @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

We welcome The Bathtub Gin Band to the Bailiff Bar for the first time, featuring Mr Andrew Bain (vocals and guitar) and Mr Matthew Wilcock (drums and percussion) who absorb their surroundings and spill them out with the intent to make people dance, sing and rejoice. Imagine If Paul Simon sported Leonards famous blue raincoat, donned Dylans’ leopard skin pillbox hat, danced Vans’ Moondance whilst Tom Waits calls him “Al” … you’ll be in the same ball park. The Bathtub…

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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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BaiLaugh with Casino Improv & Derek’s MoJo

Thursday, 5th September @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Improv at its most Wigan-esque. Join Casino Improv for an evening in The Holding Cell. This month we are joined by special guests Super Trooper Improv! Super Trooper Improv (“STI” for short) formed in 2017 and began a monthly residency in Leeds where they currently perform at Box Leeds City. The group has gone from strength to strength with headline and full show bookings across the north of England STI perform a variety of comedy sketches and games entirely based…

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China Crisis

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

After recent sell-out tours of the UK and America, China Crisis returned to the spotlight in 2017 with their new album ‘Autumn in the Neighbourhood’, their first album of new material in 20 years. This year also see’s Caroline International reissue the band’s first three albums Difficult Shapes, Working with Fire and Steel and Flaunt the Imperfection as expanded multi-disc deluxe editions Eddie Lundon and Gary Daly are the founder members of the band which started in Kirkby, Merseyside back…

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Viva Espana – Spanish Night

Friday, 6th September @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Viva Espana welcomes you to sample a taste of Spanish culture at The Old Courts! Ticket price includes a glass of sangria and a glass of Cava and a tapas platter each from the mouth-watering Little Green Platter Company (vegetarian option available). The entertainment on the night will come from authentic flamenco guitarist and DJ, Mike Ciaputa. There’ll also be a professional salsa teacher on hand for anybody wishing to take part in salsa dancing, or sit comfortably and watch…

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FNL: Magenta Sun | Bison | The Moon Carpenter | Saults

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

FNL Is spilling into the weekend on this very special “Saturday Night Live”. Bringing you a fine selection of up and coming bands and singer-songwriters – both local and from out of town! Wigan based rock n’ rollers Magenta Sun headline for the first time with support from blues tinged 4 piece Bison, instrumental crossover outfit The Moon Carpenter, and relatively new band Saults open the night with their full on post-punk vibes. 14 and over with an adult Approximate…

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Valves, Vinyl & Jazz | QUADROPHONIC (feat. album: Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon)

Wednesday, 11th September @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 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. An icon of recorded arts, Pink Floyd’s 1973 concept album Dark Side Of The Moon was recorded at the equally iconic EMI Abbey Road Studio, pushing the limits of multi-track recording and music technology at the time. The record explores themes of conflict, greed, time, death, and mental illness.​ Pink Floyd had been…

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Presented by Leigh Film Society

Thursday, 12th September @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

“A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.” Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/4plqh6obZW4 Released 31st August 1975, Comedy/Musical Running time 1 hour 40 minutes, IMDB rating 7.4 Cast Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick, Richard O’Brien, Meatloaf, Charles Gray, Christopher Biggins Director Jim Sharman, Writer Richard O’Brien (original musical play), Jim Sharman (screenplay) Over 15 with an Adult Film starts at 7.30pm. Duration 1 hour and…

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FNL: Chasing Tides | Dan Bibby & the Aesthetic Knobs | Bushes | Splitt

Friday, 13th September @ 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! Wigan lads Chasing Tides return to headline for what has become something of a September tradition! They’ll be playing their alternative blend of modern rock combined with elements of pop punk and indie. Support on the night includes alt-rock energetic 4 piece Dan Bibby & the Aesthetic Knobs, as well as Wirral…

£3
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Court & Spark – The Joni Mitchell Songbook

Saturday, 14th September @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

Singer, songwriter, painter, poet, activist and voice of a generation, Joni Mitchell is an essential part of the soundtrack to the twentieth-century. Court and Spark – the Joni Mitchell Songbook will take you on a musical journey that will probably mirror your own journey through life, from Ladies of the Canyon, Clouds, For the Roses, Blue and Court and Spark, to the cool, evocative sounds of Hissing of Summer Lawns, Hejira, Mingus and Turbulent Indigo. “Condemned to wires and hammers,…

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The Blackheart Orchestra

Wednesday, 18th September @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Old Courts are delighted to welcome back The Blackheart Orchestra, this time to our Theatre for what will be a special and intimate performance from start to finish. Described by Rock Society magazine as “One of the most extraordinary female voices singing anywhere” and by Genesis Legend Steve Hackett as “Beautiful, powerful and inspiring” award-winning British songwriters, composers and multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington are The Blackheart Orchestra. After 10 years of concert touring across the world, four…

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The Something New Show

Thursday, 19th September @ 7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
The Old Courts, Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom

The Holding Cell 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. Our special guests are Fat Roland and Tom Little. Spectate or be bold and join the open mic section! Fat Roland returns to The Something New show! He is a story-mangling comic who has been likened to “Johnny Vegas devouring…

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Space

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

Calling all Avenging Angels…Space return to The Old Courts on Friday 20th September! The new studio album Give Me Your Future, recorded and produced by Grammy and Brit award winning producer Steve Levine who has also worked with The Clash, Culture Cub, Beach Boys, Deniece Williams and Gary Moore to name a few, was released in December 2017, and is due to be followed by The Anthology Box Set to include the 4 released Albums plus the unreleased “Love you…

£14
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Northern Soul & Motown Night

Saturday, 21st September @ 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 21st of Septmeber 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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