What's on - Wigan

July 2018

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Summer of Culture

Wigan Borough is celebrating a summer of culture, with a whole programme of cultural activities, events, shows and exhibitions for the whole family to enjoy.

Organisations across the borough are coming together to celebrate the wealth of creativity, innovation and heritage we have to offer.

There is so much going on in July especially with the Wigan International Jazz Festival (WIJF) in full swing!

Child’s Play – A celebration of childhood

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era. A free interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian Life through dress up, games and education.

Wigan Youth Ensembles in Concert

  • Tuesday 17th July: 7:00pm
  • Robin Park Sports Centre, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UH
  • For more details email Wigan Music Service or call 01942 776169
  • Admission by programme purchase on the door

Marvellous Maps

Get colourful and creative to create your own ‘journey drawing’ whilst exploring Dave Pearson’s artwork. Free family-friendly tour and workshop for children aged 4 yrs+.

  • Saturday 21st July 2018: 12:30pm – 2:00pm
  • The Turnpike, Leigh

Haigh Woodland Park Artisan market

Over 80 awesome artisans with art, food, craft, design, drinks, sensational street food…outstanding live music and a great community atmosphere.

  • Sunday 22nd July 2018: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane, Wigan, WN2 1PE
  • Free entry

Haigh Foodie Friday

Fantastic food from a variety of different food traders – some you know some brand new, but all amazing. Free parking after 5pm and free entry. Live music also and dog friendly.

  • Friday 27th July 2018: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane, Wigan, WN2 1PE
  • Free entry and free parking after 5pm.

Cinema Screening: Airplane!

  • Friday 27th July: 7:30pm
  • The Turnpike Centre, Leigh
  • For more details and to book tickets (£5), visit Leigh Film Society

Steaming Sundays

Visit Trencherfield mill to admire its immense power and size but more importantly, experience it working as it did all those years ago. There will be an informative multimedia presentation by engineers about the Mill engine’s history and its immense power.

  • Sunday 29th July 2018: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
  • Trencherfield Mill, Wigan Pier Quarter, Wigan, WN3 4EF
  • Tickets: Adults - £4.00, Children under 12 and concessions - £2.00.
  • For further information and booking enquiries call 01942 828128

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