Shevington Library


Gathurst Lane

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Opening hours
DayOpening times
Monday 9am - 2pm
Tuesday 9am - 2pm
Wednesday 9am - 2pm
Thursday 12pm - 5pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 2pm
Sunday Closed


  • Wi-Fi
  • 7 public computers
  • Free parking in village
  • Located in village centre
  • Bus stop opposite
  • Separate children’s section
  • Community meeting room (available for hire)
  • Good Work Good Health accreditation

Village Art Gallery

Shevington now has Village Art Gallery, a purpose-built space to exhibit art. Village Art Gallery is for professional and amateur artists and community groups. Preference is given to artists or groups who live and/or work in the borough of Wigan. While Village Art Gallery is suitable for wall-based works small installations and sculpture collections will also be considered.

Gallery opening times

The Gallery’s opening hours match those of Shevington Library.

Booking the Gallery

  • There is no formal application process.
  • Initially there will be no charge for artist to exhibit in the Gallery, subject to review.
  • All work can be offered for sale. The library takes a 20% commission on all sales so please take this into account when pricing your work.
  • The gallery does not set a minimum/maximum amount of work that can be exhibited.

Exhibitions - November 2019

  • Friday 1st November - Saturday 30th November 2019
  • Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday at 9am - 2pm and Thursday, Friday at 12pm - 5pm.
  • Throughout November 2019 the gallery will host two exhibitions. Swinley Art Group will display their work on our walls and Margaret Key’s exhibition will be housed in our cabinets.

Swinley Art Group

Swinley Art GroupThe Swinley Group is intended to encourage and promote the work of representational and figurative artists mainly through exhibitions. The 3 founding members; Nick Fisher, Beth Burke and Geoff Burke all have a strong connection with the Swinley area of Wigan, Lancashire. They have been joined recently by Gabrielle Anderson who brings her own unique talents and enthusiasm to the group.

The Swinley Group is a forward looking and expanding collective of artists who welcome new members and are dedicated to helping all our artists further their ambitions and talents.

Margaret Key

Margaret KeyMargaret Key lives in Shevington. She used to sew all her clothes as a teenager, then for her children but as she progressed through her career up to a Senior P.A. and College Lecturer, time was limited and the sewing stopped.

Then after a car accident which changed her life, she began to do various crafts to keep her mind active. Now she makes bags of all shapes and sizes from fabric, faux leather, cork, glitter etc. They are made from quality fabrics and are unique in that she very rarely makes two the same.

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