Events

Mrs Churchill

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

Winston Churchill is arguably one of the most famous Englishmen that has ever lived. His inspirational leadership helped win the Second World War, and his parliamentary career of 62 years ensured he was responsible for many momentous decisions. They say that behind every great man, there is a great woman. Was this true in Churchill’s case? What of Clementine, his wife for 56 years? Did he bully her like he did so many other people? Was he as grumpy and […]

£13.50

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 Frost Festival

Golborne Christmas light switch-on

Golborne Wigan

Christmas is coming to Golborne with a Christmas disco, a live performance and Christmas carols by Golborne Brass Band. Santa will also be flying by in is sleigh. When: Thursday 24th November 2022 Where: Peter Kane Square

Free

Penelope Carpenter & Lily Webb

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. Friday 25th November we present Penelope Carpenter & Lily Webb Penelope Carpenter  – We’re pleased to welcome Welsh born artist, Penelope Carpenter, who typically covers from range from late 90’s early 2000″s MTV and Kerrang style music. Artist influences such as Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Keane, Green day, Jack White, and Ed Sheeran, and many […]

Free

True Order

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

TRUE ORDER are Europe’s only tribute to the iconic Manchester band New Order and are considered by many to be the next best thing to watching the real thing. Playing the songs from the early years after the demise of Joy Division, including the haunting ‘Ceremony’, along with the anthemic ‘Temptation’, right through to tracks from 2015’s Music Complete, such as ‘Restless’ and ‘Singularity’, they emulate the rich tapestry of synthesizers, sequencers, drum machines and guitars with the same uncompromising […]

£14

Have A Go Art Club – Have a go at… Pottery!

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

If you're aged 7 - 11, join us for a morning jam-packed with arty fun! Have a Go Art Club is for kids who like to get creative and try their hand at any arty activity. This drop-off session is perfect to get kids socialising with others their age, give them an opportunity to try something new but most importantly, have fun! Join us for a ceramics masterclass, where you will learn how to prepare clay and sculpt your own […]

£7.50
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 Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

Haigh Woodland Park School Lane, Wigan

HO! HO! HO! SANTA’S GROTTO. SANTA SITTINGS GOING FAST. Haigh Woodland Park’s Grotto - established in 2014, is a much loved festive feature. Situated upstairs in the Kitchen Courtyard, the Grotto and Santa will warmly welcome children. Santa never rushes a visit. He’ll take time to chat with all visiting Children. And, they’ll hear all about his Magic Key! The children can then post their Christmas Lists in our North Pole Postbox. And all children receive a small souvenir gift. […]

£7

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 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 Markets

The Edge Wigan Riveredge, Wigan

We'd love to see you on Saturday 26th November for our Christmas Markets. The Edge Christmas Market will showcase artisan crafters and creators, local food and drink stalls and Santa will be making guest appearances throughout the day, so keep your eyes peeled for him Pop along and support local makers, sample the foods and treat yourself to some festive delights before Christmas arrives.

Free
Recurring Event Frost Festival

Wigan Christmas light switch-on

Wigan Town Centre Wigan

Wigan Christmas light switch on this year will this year have Pop Idol icon Gareth Gates taking to the stage along with Abz from 5ive, Katy Unsworth and Sam Lavery. Local performance groups will also be joining the stage show. Lots of fun for all the family with a live stage programme, funfair rides and a Christmas Market on Standish Gate.  

Free
Recurring Event Archives: Wigan & Leigh

Our House – Make your own home trinket box

Leigh Town Hall Market Street, Leigh, Wigan

Fun for all ages, build your own home keepsake box inspired by the archives exhibition Come down to a free workshop held at Archives: Wigan & Leigh to create your own house shaped trinket box inspired by our new temporary exhibition - Every Community Needs a Stage - celebrating the different communities we all belong to. This free workshop will take place in the Archives, located in Leigh Town Hall and is suitable for ages 3 - 11 with adult […]

Free

And Heavy Metal For Wigan XXXVIII: Rebellion

The Boulevard 17A Wallgate, Wigan

The 38th iteration of AHMFW, featuring bands from across the metal spectrum, some making their brand debut whilst others make a return after a long absence! Deified Local heavyweights who have earned a reputation for their fierce live show and dedication to their craft, it's with great pleasure to welcome Deified back after a long absence from the stage! The band have graced the stages of multiple major festivals and some impressive support slots, and have spent their time away […]

Free

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 Santa’s Grotto

Santa’s Grotto

Haigh Woodland Park School Lane, Wigan

HO! HO! HO! SANTA’S GROTTO. SANTA SITTINGS GOING FAST. Haigh Woodland Park’s Grotto - established in 2014, is a much loved festive feature. Situated upstairs in the Kitchen Courtyard, the Grotto and Santa will warmly welcome children. Santa never rushes a visit. He’ll take time to chat with all visiting Children. And, they’ll hear all about his Magic Key! The children can then post their Christmas Lists in our North Pole Postbox. And all children receive a small souvenir gift. […]

£7
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

Dommy B’s Dragon’s Tale

The Old Courts Crawford Street, Wigan

Dommy B’s adventure for children is a high energy, poetry theatre show, and includes lyrics, laughs and the chance (for those who would like to) to do lots of joining in! DOMMY B’s DRAGON’S TALE for children ages 5+ and their grown ups Rick loves poetry. He thinks it’s exciting, funny and imaginative. But all across the land poets are being silenced – by a dragon! How can Rick avoid being eaten and help save the village from this fiery […]

£9