Events

Calvin Snape & Liam Horrocks

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

We welcome you to enjoy free live music, every Friday & Saturday in the Bailiff Bar. Grab a drink and bask in the great ambience of our local artists. Saturday 26th November we present Calvin Snape & Liam Horrocks Calvin Snape – Local boy Calvin will have you singing along to his mix of covers and originals. From the 60’s to present day, rock to pop, Britney Spears to Foo Fighters, you’re bound to have a good time! Feel free to shout out requests and […]

Free
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Christmas Markets – Wigan

Wigan Town Centre Wigan

Wigan and Leigh town centres will be sprinkled with Christmas magic with festive street entertainment to entertain the family while you shop for your Christmas gifts for loved ones from a selection of local makers and lots of great food and drink to choose from. Wigan Standishgate – every weekend from 26th November to 18th December  

Free
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Wigan Santa Parade

Wigan Town Centre Wigan

Join Santa and his real life reindeer as they parade through Wigan Town Centre, from Mesnes Park to Believe Square where a funfair, markets and live performances await!

Free

Geometric Light by Zarah Hussain – Art Exhibition

The Turnpike Civic Square, Leigh

Digital and light-based artworks 2005-2022 “There is a very interesting relationship between generative, computer-programmed art and Islamic art, starting with the simple fact that in both, patterns and numbers underlie everything.” - Zarah Hussain The Turnpike Gallery is delighted to present a stunning exhibition by award-winning artist Zarah Hussain. Originally from the north-west UK and now based in London, Zarah has previously shown her paintings at the Turnpike Gallery alongside the sculptural work of Halima Cassell in Araam in 2010. […]

Free
Recurring Event Artist Drop In

Artist Drop In

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

Are you performer, writer, creative practitioner in Wigan? Do you want a space to meet up with other artists? Our new monthly drop in sessions will be a supportive environment to share ideas and build connections with other creative practitioners in the area. Open to all artists, whatever your experience or discipline. Drop-ins will vary – expect networking activity, guest facilitators and platforms for local artists. There will be both in-person and online options, with no commitment required. For this […]

Free
Recurring Event Archives: Wigan & Leigh

Archives: Wigan & Leigh Town Hall Tour

Leigh Town Hall Market Street, Leigh, Wigan

Join us for this exciting tour of Leigh Town Hall and see behind-the-scenes of the new Archives: Wigan & Leigh. Meet in the foyer of Leigh Town Hall at 11am. This event takes place over several floors of Leigh Town Hall. If you require lift access please contact the archives on 01942 404430 to confirm the lift is working Free - Register below  

Free

Geometric Light by Zarah Hussain – Art Exhibition

The Turnpike Civic Square, Leigh

Digital and light-based artworks 2005-2022 “There is a very interesting relationship between generative, computer-programmed art and Islamic art, starting with the simple fact that in both, patterns and numbers underlie everything.” - Zarah Hussain The Turnpike Gallery is delighted to present a stunning exhibition by award-winning artist Zarah Hussain. Originally from the north-west UK and now based in London, Zarah has previously shown her paintings at the Turnpike Gallery alongside the sculptural work of Halima Cassell in Araam in 2010. […]

Free

Ruby J & Sonnet Duo

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

Ruby J – born in 2005, the singer-songwriter and recording artist fuses multiple genres with her own unique style. Inspired to pick up a guitar at aged 13 by the likes of Tash Sultana, Arctic Monkeys & more… a now 17-year-old Ruby J has solo stage presence that encapsulates her audience. Described as “the new kid on the block” by live music lovers on Twitter 2022 has seen Ruby J make a major UK Festival Debut at The Isle of […]

Free
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Christmas Markets – Wigan

Wigan Town Centre Wigan

Wigan and Leigh town centres will be sprinkled with Christmas magic with festive street entertainment to entertain the family while you shop for your Christmas gifts for loved ones from a selection of local makers and lots of great food and drink to choose from. Wigan Standishgate – every weekend from 26th November to 18th December  

Free

Geometric Light by Zarah Hussain – Art Exhibition

The Turnpike Civic Square, Leigh

Digital and light-based artworks 2005-2022 “There is a very interesting relationship between generative, computer-programmed art and Islamic art, starting with the simple fact that in both, patterns and numbers underlie everything.” - Zarah Hussain The Turnpike Gallery is delighted to present a stunning exhibition by award-winning artist Zarah Hussain. Originally from the north-west UK and now based in London, Zarah has previously shown her paintings at the Turnpike Gallery alongside the sculptural work of Halima Cassell in Araam in 2010. […]

Free

Standish Christmas Market

Standish Wigan

  We're back! We're finally able to host our fifth annual Standish Christmas Market. On Saturday 3rd December 2022, we'll be taking over Standish village centre once again, with a festive street market, two craft halls, live music stage and drinks tent. There'll be singing! There'll be dancing! There'll be comedy! And there'll be so much more! We have over 50 traders at this year's Standish Christmas Market! For 2022, we're also hosting a virtual market alongside our physical one […]

Free
Recurring Event Magical Frost Trail

Magical Frost Trail

Wigan Market Wigan

It's all happening down in the Market for Christmas with; • FREE Elf Makeovers • Write Letters to Santa • A Giant Snow Globe • Visit the home of the Grinch plus Anna and Elsa’s Ice Palace plus a chance to win £100 to spend in the Market  

Free

Christmas Fayre

Book-Cycle Beech Hll The Old Library, Buckley Street West, Wigan

✨ Book-Cycle Beech Hill Christmas Fayre ✨ ✨ Sat 3rd Dec: 12 - 4PM ✨ Come one come all to the Festive Fayre, Santa too will even be there! WIN some great prizes in our RAFFLE ~ 🎄VISIT SANTA'S GROTTO🎄 ~ We Ho-Ho-hope to see you there! ( To book a stall - call 07966885432 )

Free
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Hindley and Hindley Green Christmas light switch-on

Hindley Town Hall Cross Street, Hindley, Wigan

Free festive fun for the whole family; visit Santa in his grotto, face painting, food and shop for Christmas presents at the Christmas market stalls. Three Silcock’s Funfair Rides (children ride for free) A (free)visit to Santa in his Grotto including a (free) selection box gift Face painting (Free) Hotdogs, crisps and beverages for the kids. (Free) Mansoor (Humanity First) providing his spicy specials (free) Fresh Donuts  provided by Brian & Denise Cross keys Chippy (Free) FOLP’s World famous Bar Music […]

Free
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Christmas Markets – Wigan

Wigan Town Centre Wigan

Wigan and Leigh town centres will be sprinkled with Christmas magic with festive street entertainment to entertain the family while you shop for your Christmas gifts for loved ones from a selection of local makers and lots of great food and drink to choose from. Wigan Standishgate – every weekend from 26th November to 18th December  

Free

Ashton Christmas light switch-on

Ashton Town Centre Wigan Road , Ashton-in-Makerfield

Ashton's BIG Christmas Markets and a spectacular firework display! SUNDAY 4TH DECEMBER 1-6PM ASHTON MARKET WN4 9AF FESTIVE FOOD AND DRINK LIVE ENTERTAINMENT MARKET STALLS FUNFAIR RIDES SANTA'S GROTTO FIREWORK FINALE AND MUCH MORE!

Free

Geometric Light by Zarah Hussain – Art Exhibition

The Turnpike Civic Square, Leigh

Digital and light-based artworks 2005-2022 “There is a very interesting relationship between generative, computer-programmed art and Islamic art, starting with the simple fact that in both, patterns and numbers underlie everything.” - Zarah Hussain The Turnpike Gallery is delighted to present a stunning exhibition by award-winning artist Zarah Hussain. Originally from the north-west UK and now based in London, Zarah has previously shown her paintings at the Turnpike Gallery alongside the sculptural work of Halima Cassell in Araam in 2010. […]

Free

Light for a Life switch on ceremony

Wigan & Leigh Hospice Kildare Street, Hindley, Wigan

Dedicate a light on our Christmas Tree to mark the lives of those you love or have loved. Anyone can dedicate a light on our tree to remember the life of someone special or to mark a joyful event, such as a wedding or birth. You may wish to make a dedication in hope or to say thanks for someone you love. Your dedication can be made to anyone, whether or not either of you have a connection to the […]

Geometric Light by Zarah Hussain – Art Exhibition

The Turnpike Civic Square, Leigh

Digital and light-based artworks 2005-2022 “There is a very interesting relationship between generative, computer-programmed art and Islamic art, starting with the simple fact that in both, patterns and numbers underlie everything.” - Zarah Hussain The Turnpike Gallery is delighted to present a stunning exhibition by award-winning artist Zarah Hussain. Originally from the north-west UK and now based in London, Zarah has previously shown her paintings at the Turnpike Gallery alongside the sculptural work of Halima Cassell in Araam in 2010. […]

Free