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

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Axis of Awesome
Civic Hall

Internationally acclaimed comedy‐band Axis of Awesome are heading back to the UK on tour.The Axis of Awesome have a truly global fan‐base they have previously enjoyed sell‐out seasons in Edinburgh as well as the Adelaide Fringe and Cabaret Festivals tours of…

Location: 10.6 miles away
Category: Visual Arts

TEL: 01273 709709
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Social Mondays: Freshers Ball
Cameo, Preston

Join us for the biggest night Freshers 2014Capacity by 11:00pm every yearDoors open 8:00pmOfficial UCLAN Monday NightPart of the UCLAN Freshers Experience PassJoin us for the first proper night of freshers and experience why Mondays are the biggest and best student night…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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World of Wine Course
Holiday Inn, Preston

The 8‐week World of Wine Course is a practical introduction to the world of wine designed for people who enjoy wine and would like to learn more. No previous experience required and the emphasis is on learning by tasting different varieties of…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01253 301934
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Aspects of Love
The Charter Theatre

Preston Musical Comedy Society are delighted to be performing The North West Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webbers stunning internationally acclaimed award winning musical Aspects of Love in this our Diamond Celebration Year.Famous songs include Seeing Is Believing I Want to be the…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08448 447714
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FREE taster session at the Warrington Rock Choir
Broomfields Junior School

The Warrington Rock Choir is led by choir leader Kathryn Davies. People who have already joined the choir who hail from Warrington and further afield in Cheshire often have never sung before or had any vocal tuition. Once you join the choir…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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Show us your tips
St Helen's Theatre Royal

Welcome to the Scouse Alehouse think Cheers with more BeersAward winning actress writer and St Helens Theatre Royal regular Lynne Fitzgerald brings her brand new hilarious comedy Show us ye tips to St Helens for five shows only.Henpecked Scotch soaked Landlord Frank…

Location: 7.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 756000
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The Searchers
Darwen Library Theatre

Formed in Liverpool in the late 1950s 'The Searchers' grew out of the 'Mersey beat' era and emerged into mainstream popularity alongside the likes of 'The Beatles' and 'Gerry and the Pacemakers'. They are known…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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FREE taster session at the Liverpool (Allerton) Ro
Liverpool Hope University

The Liverpool Rock Choir is led by local musician Anthony Seaman. Over the past few years Rock Choir has entered British peoples hearts with its unique mix of en‐masse singing fundraising television appearances and commitment to community singing in towns like Liverpool.…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01252 714276
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Dave Spikey
Darwen Library Theatre

Daves hilarious new show examines many more situations in life where words really dont come easy . These include tongue‐tied parents explaining the facts of life ridiculous newspaper stories poems …

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Dave Spikey UK Tour Warm Up
Darwen Library Theatre

Dave Spikey UK Tour Warm Up will be performing live Comedy at Darwen Library Theatre on the Thursday 18 September 2014 in Darwen Lancashire. Buy tickets for Dave Spikey UK Tour Warm Up online.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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Classic Cuts: Featuring DJ Mark Freejack and Baby
Cameo, Preston

Join 97.4 Rock FMs DJ Mark Freejack as he brings the club version of his hit Sunday Radio Show Classic Cuts to Cameo.Performing live on the night will be Baby D best known for their UK 1 single Let Me Be Your…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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Macdonald Kilhey Court, Ntertain Event and Wedding
Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel

Imagine a top quality variety show combined with a wedding fayre giving you a great night out and chance to try your entertainment before you buy.Venue DescriptionLocated just 10 minutes drive from the M6 and M61 motorways and within easy reach of…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01942 530503
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Toast - A Tribute To Oasis
Citadel Arts Centre

One of the original Oasis Tribute Bands along with Scottish outfit No Way Sis Warrington‐based TOAST formed in 1994 and quickly rose to prominence by playing a host of sell‐out shows throughout Northern England receiving rave reviews from die‐hard Oasis fans and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Martin Stephenson
Darwen Library Theatre

Martin Stephenson appears live in Darwen Lancashire at Darwen Library Theatre on Friday 19 September 2014. For ticket prices to watch Martin Stephenson at Darwen Library Theatre see the list of tickets available for Martin Stephenson.…

Location: 12.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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Aynsley Lister
The Citadel

Aynsley Lister's brand of blues‐based rock stems from explosive natural ability and fiery emotionally charged compositions that result in contemporary song writing that's fuelled with sheer heart and soul.Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Jack Daniel's Birthday
Squires, Preston

Join us this Saturday for our big Jack Daniels birthday celebration Music lights and JD... What more do you needAnd why not streamline your experience by ordering your JD via the UKCN app Visit: http:app.ukcn.com for more information.Squires: Join DJ Shaggy as…

Location: 15.5 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

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Workout In
intu Trafford Centre

Hey Ladies I am going to the Trafford Centre to join a large‐scale FREE workout session come on down and help create one of the biggest workout session the region has ever seen This oneoff event is to mark the launch of…

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 08450 941007
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BLACKBURN WEDDING FAIR
The Whitehall Hotel

The Whitehall Hotel is a privately owned traditional country house hotel in Darwen. The venue dates back to 1898 and successfully fuses many traditional period features with a newly‐refurbished stunning contemporary function suite.We have a collection of leading local bespoke wedding businesses…

Location: 12 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07742 609136
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Peppa Pig#';s Big Splash
King George's Hall

Peppa Pig039;s Big Splash at King George&039;s Hall a live event taking place on Tuesday 23 September 2014 in Blackburn Lancashire for what will be a great family event.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

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Peppa Pigs Big Splash
King George's Hall

Families and children will love Peppa Pigs Big Splash live at King George&039;s Hall on the Tuesday 23 September 2014 in Blackburn Lancashire. For a list of ticket prices to watch Peppa Pigs Big Splash live at King George&039;s Hall see…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Family Events

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Legs Eleven Bingo Night
Shaw Hill Golf and Country Club

The Legacy Rainbow House 2nd annual charity fun bingo night at Shaw Hill Golf & Country Club.Ticket price is £10 per person and includes bingo games and a delicious Hot Pot Supper.Retail stands exhibiting clothes jewellery and gifts. Charity raffle to…

Location: 9.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01704 823276
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The Heart of Everton's Badge
The Citadel

Since 1787 the Everton Lock‐up has stood proud upon a grassy knoll at the peak of Everton Brow. There is a rich history and many untold stories attached to this small tower and tonight they are about to unfoldIts January 2014 and…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Paul Daniels
King George's Hall

Paul Daniels at King George&039;s Hall in Blackburn on Thursday 25 September 2014. Theres no better feeling that watching your favourite band team or show live so BritEvents has come up with the perfect solution for event fans. Let us do…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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. Please note Under 18's must be accompanied…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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Funeral for a Friend
King George's Hall

Funeral for a Friend at King George&039;s Hall live on Friday 26 September 2014 in Blackburn Lancashire. For tickets to see Funeral for a Friend at King George&039;s Hall see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

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China White Presents Into D. Funk
The Citadel

D.Funk Soul band China White perform alongside DJ Graeme Park and are supported by The Hippy Mafia. China White combine raw social commentary with humour to provide music for the head as well as the feet. Please note this is an OVER…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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HMS Trincomalee Ghost Hunt & Ghost Tour
HMS Trincomalee

Hms Trincomalee Ghost HuntHartlepool Historic Quay HartlepoolCo.durham EnglandDate: 27th September 8pm ‐ 3amTickets £39.00Hms Trincomalee Is The Oldest British Warship Still Afloat And Hartlepool Is Proud To Have It Frigates Were Light Fast And Agile Warships That Generally Concentrated Their Firepower On…

Location: 13 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07950 350810
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King Georges Hall Blackburn
King Georges Hall

A special Northern Soul All Nighter at a fantastic venue.Join DJs Kev Roberts Richard Searling Ginger Taylor Mick H Nige Brown Sean Chapmanand many more for a feat of top quality Northern Soul.…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 01254- 582582
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ST HELENS WEDDING FAIR
Chalon Court Hotel

The Chalon Court Hotel formerley known as the Park Inn St Helens enjoys an enviable central location between Manchester & Merseyside. With its impressive glass atrium this venue is a perfect setting for any wedding from the spectacular to the fairytale.Beautifully refurbished…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07742 609136
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Tom Stade
Pyramid

Canadian stand‐up comedian Tom Stade is a regular at the annual Edinburgh Festival and has also appeared on TV shows including Stand Up For The Week The World Stands Up and The Comedy Store. …

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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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