What's on - Wigan

March 2019

‘At Home’ Haigh Hall History Tour

Haigh Hall Hotel is a historic country house in Haigh, Metropolitan Borough of Wigan, Greater Manchester, England. Built between 1827 and 1840 by James Lindsay, 7th Earl of Balcarres, it replaced an ancient manor house and was the Lindsay family’s home until 1947, when it was sold to Wigan Corporation. Come and be ‘At Home’ with us at the stunning Grade II* listed Haigh Hall Hotel and learn about the fascinating history of one of Wigan’s finest architectural treasures.

  • Tuesday 19th March 2019 at 10.30am – 2pm
    • 10.30am – Morning tea and coffee with homemade pastries
    • 11am – Historical tour of the building and grounds
    • 12:15pm – Freshly prepared Afternoon Tea to include a selection of sandwiches, a variety of cakes and sweet treats, scones with butter and cream. Served with tea and coffee.
    • 2pm – Depart.
  • Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane, Wigan, WN2 1PE
  • Tickets: £28 per person
  • Book tickets for the Haigh Hall History Tour online (external link).

Coding Meet-Up for adults

Would you like to learn more about coding? Do you feel confused by computer programming jargon? If so, come along to our free Coding Meet-Up for adults! The meet-up is an opportunity for you to ask questions, discuss coding with other people and learn new coding skills together.

Bring your own laptop and refreshments.

  • Saturday 23rd March 2019 at 10.30am – 12.30pm
  • Wigan Library, Wigan Life Centre, The Wiend, Wigan, WN1 1NH
  • Free event.

Haigh Foodie Friday

Fantastic food from a variety of street food traders – some you know some brand new – but all amazing! Refreshments, street food, DJ and live music! Child & dog friendly.

  • Friday 29th March 2019 at 6pm – 10pm
  • Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane, Wigan, WN2 1PE
  • Free entry & parking.

Watoto Children’s Choir

The Watoto Children’s Choir are excited to share a brand new production for the 2019 UK Tour: ‘We Will Go’.

Watoto Children’s Choirs have travelled extensively since 1994, sharing a message of hope for Africa’s orphans and widows. To date, the choir has toured six continents and performed to enthralled audiences in schools, retirement homes, churches, parliaments, state houses and royal palaces. The Watoto Children’s Choir concert is a fundraising event for Watoto.

The choir’s members are orphans and other vulnerable children; many of them have suffered the loss of one or both parents and now live in a Watoto village. Accompanied by a team of adults, the choir presents Watoto’s vision and mission by sharing personal stories, music and dance.

While on the road, the children act as advocates for the millions of other African children who have experienced the same heartbreaking pain and suffering as them. Through the power of their testimonies the children will share stories of how their lives have been changed, and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities. Each story will declare the miracle of transformation – from darkness to light; from despair to hope; from loss to purpose; from fear to faith.


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