What's on inWigan

Welcome to Wigan

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Wigan - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Wigan to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Wigan

28
AUG
Summer Bank Holiday Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have worked hard to restore these old engines back to running order. We have a wide range of old mill engines; Our oldest is nearly 150 years old and most are now well over…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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03
SEP
Evening with Soprano Jennie Marsden
The Croston Theatre

Enjoy an evening of song oratorio opera jazz & musical delights.Jennie studied voice at The RCM London and has sung with Harry Christophers and The Sixteen The London Symphony Orchestra BBC Radio 3 and BBC Proms at The Royal Albert Hall also…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07951 474467
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04
SEP
Lecture: Health & Healing on the Spiritual Path
Quaker Meeting Room,

Through the absorption of the divine power many people are experiencing the healing of illnesses and pain that have been declared as incurable by the medical profession. The words of Bruno Groening: There is no incurable God is the greatest physician has…

Location: 16 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07599 209293
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09
SEP
The Smiths Ltd
The Citadel

The Smiths Ltd was formed in Manchester UK the hometown of The Smiths.After an extensive search to find the perfect Morrissey the band played their first gig in Manchester to an audience of avid Smiths fans. The response was spectacular and the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
SEP
Artisans at Calderstones Park - Heritage Open Days
Calderstones Park

The Artisan Network are delighted to be hosting Open Heritage Days at Calderstones Park.Calderstones Park is steeped in history & this is a perfect time to discover the Year of the English Garden as the festival is joining in with the 300th…

Location: 15.1 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07938 794761
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10
SEP
September Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Volunteers from the Northern Mill Engine Society have worked hard to restore these old engines back to running order. We have a wide range of old mill engines; Our oldest is nearly 150 years old and most are now well over…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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10
SEP
The SoulTrain
The Citadel

Here we go again with another major music and dance night bringing the countrys finest Northern Soul Band The SoulTrain to St Helens on Saturday 10th September 2016. For all the soulboys and girls out there all the stops will be pulled…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
SEP
BIG Walkies Manchester
Clifton Country Park

Dogs and dog lovers of Manchester ‐ BIG Walkies is back and youre invited. Join us at Clifton Country Park on Sunday 11 September 2016 for more fun more trees and even more dogs. You can choose to walk a long or…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Family Events

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11
SEP
BIG Walkies Preston
Avenham Park

Dogs and dog lovers of Preston ‐ BIG Walkies is back and youre invited. Join us at Avenham Park on Sunday 11 September 2016 for more fun more trees and even more dogs. You can choose to walk a long or short…

Location: 15 miles away
Category: Family Events

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14
SEP
Guys & Dolls
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society presents: Guys & Dolls which is the famous Broadway musical by Frank Loesser. Its the sizzling New York tale of gamblers gangsters and nightclub singers and is a cornerstone of the musical comedy stage that continues to…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772804444Box Office
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16
SEP
Sportsmans Dinner
Ewood Park

Dean Saunders is a former Wales international footballer who played as a striker in a professional career which lasted from 1982 until 2001. He has also been involved in club management with Wrexham and Doncaster Rovers.He is probably best known for playing…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01704 823276
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16
SEP
Take That Tribute Night
Last Drop Village

Never Forget how great the boys are and when they did Rule the worldPray your not to late Reach out for the phone and call today01204 873500 £22.50 per person…

Location: 10.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01204 873500
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17
SEP
G4 Back For Good Tour 2016
Guild Hall

Having reunited in 2014 G4 are now officially Back For Good.Hail the kings of Popera Daily MailA 5 masterclass in delivery tone and performance Celebrity RadioA pitch‐perfect performance Frost MagazineVocally Flawless Entertainment FocusSpecial Guests: G4 will join forces with the latest singing…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 07989 302532
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17
SEP
Led Into Zeppelin
The Citadel

Led Into Zeppelin are one of the UKs leading tribute bands. The four‐piece recreate Led Zeppelins back catalogue note for note in a tremendous and rousing gig which will evoke memories of the real thing.The band comprises Paul Bradshaw as Robert Plant…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
SEP
BIG Walkies Warrington
Sankey Valley Park

Dogs and dog lovers of Warrington ‐ BIG Walkies is back and youre invited. Join us at Sankey Valley Park on Sunday 18 September 2016 for more fun more trees and even more dogs. You can choose to walk a long or…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

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23
SEP
Martin Simpson
The Citadel

A spell binding evening of music with one of the finest acoustic guitar players in the world.Please note Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs. To check availability of seated tickets please contact our Box…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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23
SEP
Romesh Ranganathan
Preston Guildhall

Romesh Ranganathan at Preston Guildhall in Preston on Friday 23 September 2016. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Romesh Ranganathan tickets so weve done the legwork for you. Compare Ticketmaster Viagogo GetMeIn Seatwave…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

24
SEP
Ghost Hunt at Mill Street Barracks
Mill Street Barracks

Pay for your ticket via Bank Transfer BACS and receive £5 off per ticketPlease Note: This offer is redeemed against Full Ticket Payments OnlyBuilt in 1861 and is steeped in military and local history it has accommodated many branches of the armed…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Bizarre

TEL: 08444 143982
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24
SEP
The Floyd Effect - The Pink Floyd Tribute Show
The Brindley Theatre

The Floyd Effect has become rightly renowned for the remarkable accuracy with which it performs the iconic music of Pink Floyd. All of the bands members are top quality musicians with pedigrees and they faithfully recreate the music without recourse to backing…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01519 078360
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25
SEP
BIG Walkies Blackburn
Witton Park

Dogs and dog lovers of Blackburn ‐ BIG Walkies is back and youre invited. Join us at Witton Country Park on Sunday 25 September 2016 for more fun more trees and even more dogs. You can choose to walk a long or…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL:
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27
SEP
St George's Student Lock-In, Preston
St George's Shopping Centre

CALLING ALL STUDENTSShopping bags at the ready as the BEST student shopping experience is coming to St Georges Shopping Centre Preston this freshers2016 Prepare your student selves for a night full of MASSIVE discounts offers and giveaways; exclusively for the students of…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 02920 647007
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27
SEP
World of Wine Course
Holiday Inn, Preston

Join us on a jaunt around the globe on Tuesday evenings starting 27th Sept as we visit a variety of wine‐making countries tasting everything from Chianti Classico to Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc Argentine Malbec to Chablis and Champagne. If you want an in‐depth…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01253 301934
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30
SEP
The Producers
The Citadel

Its safe to say that for the past 25 years The Producers have certainly been busy. They have released nine albums of which Aint no Love in the World won them Blues Album of the Year award. Theyve featured…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
OCT
Desperate Scousewives 1
The Brindley Theatre

The play tells the tale of four ordinary women living in four terraced houses in the back streets of Liverpool. We join the occupants in the days leading up to and following the wedding of Vanessa played by Charlie Griffiths a wedding…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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05
OCT
Professor Brian Cox
Preston Guildhall

Professor Brian Cox at Preston Guildhall in Preston on Wednesday 05 October 2016. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

07
OCT
An Evening of Genesis - Prog Rock Special
The Citadel

Mama will be performing a night of Genesis music with the emphasis on their longer Prog Rock songs. They will be featuring the whole of The Duke album played live in its entirety as well as classics such as In The Cage…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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08
OCT
An Evening of Genesis Hits
The Citadel

Mama will be performing the classic hits of Genesis and ex members Phil Collins Peter Gabriel and Mike Rutherfords band Mike And The Mechanics live. This is a show for fans of the massive Genesis and company hits in the 80s and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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15
OCT
Firewalk
The Legacy Rainbow House

£10 entry minimum sponsorship of £40 per personTraining sessions are given to each participant prior to the firewalk. Food & refreshments are available on the evening. Spectators welcomed & encouragedMinimum age to take part is 14.THIS EVENT IS KINDLY SUPPORTED…

Location: 7.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01704 823276
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15
OCT
Smaller Rooms Presents: Moulettes
The Citadel

Moulettes are a Brighton based British band of Bjrk Frank Zappaand Gentle Giant loving Multi instrumentalists that weave in and out of several genres with 3 part harmony female vocals amplified Cello Distorted bassoon auto‐harp Guitar Drums Bass and synths into an…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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19
OCT
Twopence To Cross The Mersey
Preston Guildhall

Helen Forresters Twopence To Cross The Mersey tells the true story of a young girl and her formerly wealthy family as they are suddenly thrown into poverty during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Leaving behind the nannies servants and comfortable middle‐class…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01772 804444
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Tourist Attractions


Acorn Farm

Acorn Farm is an award‐winning, family‐friendly attraction in Kirkby, Merseyside. Were open 7 days a week 10am‐4pm and there's always loads to see and do Whatever the weather, Acorn Farm offers a great value, fun day out for everyoneWe have a wide range of animals here at the…

Dream

This impressive sculpture, by internationally renowned artist Jaume Plensa, is situated on the site of the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St. Helens, midway between Liverpool and Manchester.Dream was commissioned by local ex‐miners and St. Helens Council as part of the Channel 4 Big Art Project, an ambitious…

North West Museum of Road Transport

A unique & extensive collection of vintage buses is the centrepiece of this Regional Transport Museum.The Museum houses the North West Museum of Transport Limited's collection of vehicles. It can trace its roots back forty years, when a group of enthusiasts from the St.Helens area got together to…

Wigan Pier

At the heart of The Wigan Pier Experience is The Way We Were, an authentic recreation of life in the 1900s for the people of Wigan and surrounding Lancashire. Witness the Victorian way of life from schooldays through to work and play. You can experience…

World of Glass

Visit The World of Glass for a great day out ‐ so much to see and do You can see live glassblowing demonstrations with Sarah, Charlie & Graeme. or why not try your hand at blowing a glass bauble on one of our glass blowing courses Experience our…

51st State

51st State Nightclub in Wigan, Lancashire. Contact venue on telephone number 01942 829819 for opening times, entrance costs, guest list information and special offers.…

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