What's on - Wigan

February 2020

Love is a Rebellious Bird

Curators Al and Al unite artists from across the region for the next exhibition at ‘The Fire Within’. Four new sections will be open to the public under the theme ‘Love is a Rebellious Bird’, which brings together activists, poets and artists from across the region to share new perspectives on the world. Come and explore the borough’s impressive history, art and culture.

Childrens Arrive ‘n’ Drive

Looking for the ultimate experience during school holidays? Arrive ‘n’ Drive karting sessions for ages 8 to 15 years offer twenty minutes of karting fun in our Biz, Honda powered Junior karts. No previous experience is necessary to join in the fun, and we have different circuits to suit different ages: 8-11 years on the Cadet Loop and 12-15 years on the Junior Circuit.

Just turn up on the day and have fun.

Twelfth Night

This is a classic Shakespeare comedy involving his favourite themes of love, twins, ambition, betrayal, deceit, cross-dressing (and cross garters). Filled with unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with comedy and stands the test of time. It is a firm favourite with actors and audiences alike. A tale of obsession, love and deceit with characters we all recognise.

  • Wednesday 26th February 2020 - Saturday 7th March 2020: 7:30pm
  • Wigan Little Theatre, Crompton Street, Wigan, WN1 3SL
  • Tickets: First Wednesday & Thursday £10, Monday's £10, other nights £12 (Full) /£12 (Concessions). No concessions on the last Saturday or during musicals. Online bookings subject to 60p per ticket charge.
  • Book your tickets for Twelfth Night online (external link) or call the Box Office on 01942 242561.

An Evening with Ted Robbins

Join Ted Robbins for an evening of fun and laughter as he shares his experiences of four decades in Theatre, Radio, TV and Intensive Care. One of the most respected entertainers in the country, Ted is perhaps best known as Den Perry in Peter Kay’s iconic “Phoenix Nights”, and award winning shows including “League of Gentlemen”, The Governor in CBBC’s “The Slammer” (for which he won a BAFTA) and with Victoria Wood for many years.

March 2020

Wuthering Heights (U)

In this adaptation of the classic Emily Bronte novel set in 19th-century England, wealthy young Cathy Earnshaw (Merle Oberon) shares a loving bond with Heathcliff (Laurence Olivier), a poor childhood friend who now works in her stables.

Crawford Family by Ripton Lindsay

Ripton Lindsay is a man whose own life is forever intertwined with the Lindsay family. This engaging and informative talk will explore the life of Alexander Lindsay, 23rd Earl of Crawford.

  • Thursday 5th March 2020: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Museum of Wigan Life, 41 Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU
  • Price: £3 including tea and coffee

Booking is essential - places are limited so please book by phoning - 01942 828128 or emailing - wiganmuseum@wigan.gov.uk 

Ultimate Bowie

Ultimate Bowie, the UK's foremost Bowie tribute pays homage to the master performer that was David Bowie.

Wigan Market Craft Fair

Wigan Markets will be holding a pop-up craft fair, come and see our handmade arts, crafts and bespoke gifts.

  • Saturday 7th March 2020: 9am – 5pm
  • Wigan Market, Wigan, WN1 1PX
  • Free event – No need to book.

Wigan Canal History Walk

Take a break and join us for a walk along the beautiful Wigan Flight in the company of Canal and River Trust volunteers! Starting at Wigan Dry Dock, with free parking available at Trencherfield Mill (by the big industrial fan), we will walk up to Top Lock accompanied by two lock keepers who have extensive knowledge of the canal, then return to our starting point.

The walk is a total of 4 miles. 2 miles up and 2 miles back down again. Bring good walking shoes, waterproofs in case of rain, and a packed lunch if you like. Dogs welcome but must always be kept on a lead.

  • Saturday 7th March 2020: 10am – 2:30pm
  • Wigan Dry Dock, Waterside Dr, Wigan, WN3 5DQ
  • Free event – No need to book.

Soul and Motown Night (18+)

Bringing you the very best soul and Motown classics. Includes: 3 course meal, disco and bar service.

  • Saturday 7th March 2020: 7:30pm – 1:00am
  • DW Stadium, Robin Park, Loire Drive, Wigan, WN5 0UH    
  • Tickets: £28.50
  • Contact 01942 7744000 to book tickets.

Greenslate Food Lover’s Farmer’s Market

Greenslate Community Farm was started by the Transition Towns movement, part of a world-wide project looking for new ways we can create sustainable communities in the challenging environmental times we face ahead.

We’ve held experimental Farmer’s Markets in the past, but with the Rainford Farmer’s Market closing down, we saw the need to start a permanent one at Greenslate. Because we want this market to be a relevant and economically sustainable event, supporting the ideals of the Transition Movement, we’ve decided that it’s main focus will be on selling food. As much of it is as locally sourced as we can.

  • Sunday 8th March 2020: 11am – 3pm
  • Greenslate Community Farm, Greenslate Lodge, Greenslate Road, Billinge, WN5 7BG
  • Free event – No need to book.

Here Come The Girls

11 amazing tributes, 1 great show! Celebrating some of the finest female artists of all time, featuring Cher, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Shania Twain, Annie Lennox, Gloria Estefan, Blondie, Katy Perry, Adele, Abba and Bananarama. All of your favourite songs from your favourite female artists, spanning 5 decades, in one spectacular fun, fast paced, energetic show.

Buster Keaton Shorts (U)

"An evening of Buster Keaton comedy short films".

Stax of Soul

After many years touring the North West, this great band is back playing in Wigan Borough. Undoubtedly the best live soul band.

Saturday 14th March 2020: 8pm – 11pm

The Village on the Green, Aspull, Wigan, WN2 1PJ

Tickets: - £15 in advance or £17 on the door – Available from - https://justaddtickets.co.uk/events/stax-of-soul/

Haigh Woodland Park Artisan Market

Various Stalls selling locally produced items.

  • Sunday 15th March 2020, Sunday 19th April 2020, Sunday 17th May 2020 & Sunday 21st June 2020
  • Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane, Wigan, WN2 1PE
  • Free events.

Alice In Wonderland

WLT Youth Theatre Production - Our young cast will delight with their interpretations of the many and varied characters in this ever-popular story. A play that gets “curiouser and curiouser!”

  • Thursday 19th March 2020, Friday 20th March 2020 & Saturday 21st March 2020: 7:30pm
  • Wigan Little Theatre, Crompton Street, Wigan, WN1 3SL
  • Tickets: £12 (Full) /£12 (Concessions)
  • No concessions on the last Saturday or during musicals.
  • Book tickets by calling the Box Office on 01942 242561 (Online bookings subject to 60p per ticket).

Abba Forever

Forever ABBA is one of the UK’s leading International tribute shows and theatre audiences from across Great Britain and Sweden have long enjoyed this superb recreation of possibly the world‘s greatest pop group.

Hey Beatles

Hey Beatles are a successfully established, Midlands-based Beatles tribute committed to bringing the sights and sounds of swinging Beatlemania to life.

Run Wigan Festival 

We are pleased to announce the #runwiganfestival will return in 2020 incorporating the Wigan 5K, Wigan 10 Miler, Wigan Half Marathon and Family Mile.

  • Sunday 22nd March 2020: 9:30am (Entry closing date: 19th March 2020)
  • Market Street, Wigan Town Centre, Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 1JN
  • Prices – Individual Prices for each race.

Fighting with My Family (12A)

"A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment."

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