Shevington Library

Libraries → Updates to opening times

Wigan and Leigh central libraries and life centres will re-open on Monday 27th July at 10am - 2pm. All other community libraries will reopen from Monday 14th September. Further details to follow soon.

  See further information about library closures and other suspended services.


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 - February 2020

  • Monday 2nd March – Tuesday 31st March 2020
  • Opening times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday from 9am - 2pm; Thursday and Friday from 12pm - 5pm).
  • Throughout March 2020 the gallery will host two exhibitions. Catherine Aubrey will display her work on our walls and Bill Lythgoe’s exhibition will be housed in our cabinets.

Catherine Aubrey

Catherine Aubrey

Catherine is a local artist, living and working in Appley Bridge. In earlier years, Catherine produced watercolour paintings before moving on to working with acrylics. She currently paints in gouache which initially lent itself to her interest in folk art painting and is more recently her chosen medium for a series of landscape and animal paintings.

In the current exhibition, she has experimented with dark brooding colours in some of the landscape series and predominantly lighter pastel shades for the animal series. The technique remains the same, but the effect of the respective colour palates creates a distinct mood within the two series of paintings. Catherine has exhibited locally on seven occasions now. As well as selling her artwork within the exhibitions, she has also received several individual commissions and in 2018 was asked to produce images for publicity materials for the Parbold Art and Music Festival.

Bill Lythgoe

Bill Lythgoe

Bill lives in Shevington and taught at the primary school in Miles Lane from 1966 to 1992. He has been writing poetry seriously for about eight years. During this time, he has won prizes and been published in Writing Magazine five times. He won second prize in the Sentinel Literary Quarterly and has won prizes awarded by Fire River Poets.

Bill has been published by Earlyworks Press, I Am Not A Silent Poet, Strong Verse, Gordon Square Review (Cleveland Ohio), Forty 20 (the Rugby League magazine) and Southport Fringe Poetry. He was shortlisted in the Grist chapbook competition in 2013 and his work has been included in a wide range of other publications.

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