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
MAY
Nick Harper
The Citadel

2016 promises to be an exciting celebratory year for Nick Harper with a lengthy UK tour planned to support the third and final vinyl retrospective album and one box to unite them all. Nick will also be collaborating with Port Erin…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
MAY
Spring 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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30
MAY
Dobbie's Family Fun Day
Dobbie's, Speke

Come along to the Dobbies Family Fun Day on Bank Holiday Monday 10am ‐ 4pm and help support Claire House Childrens Hospice. Well have bouncy castles sumo suits candy floss popcorn face painting mascots and Little Seedling Club. Supported by Aladdins Cave…

Location: 16.3 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01517 283070
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04
JUN
Theatr Lolo Presents: Boxy & Sticky
The Citadel

Ive found a box.Ive found a stick.This box can be whatever I want it to be.I can be ‐Inside it. Outside it.Under it.On top of it.This stick was the first toy in the world.I canTap with itThrow it and catch it.I can…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 01744 735436
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05
JUN
MANCHESTER RECORD FAIR
George Carnall Leisure Centre

At the fair you will be able to buy any thing music related. A major selection of vinyl records plus books CDs memorabilia t shirts DVDs etc. Visitors from all over the North West. In a large well lit ground floor hall.…

Location: 13.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01162 752815
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05
JUN
Sarah Millican
Preston Guildhall

Sarah Millican is a successful English stand‐up comedienne from South Shields. Her profile on the comedy scene first increased after winning the if.comedy award in 2008 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is now…

Location: 15.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

10
JUN
Space
The Citadel

Space have sold over 2 million albums world wide with titles including Spiders Tin Planet Suburban Rock and Roll and Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab and also released 10 top 40 singles and a host of other single releases to‐date with…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
JUN
Jacked presents Lenny Fontana & Twism
The Bleachworks

Jacked returns to the Bleachworks for a night of the finest house and disco. With special guests Lenny Fontana & Twism all the way from New York City. With support from Mr H Sandro Valentino Marlz Sam and of course Keef &…

Location: 9.7 miles away
Category: Nightclubs

TEL: 07803 422165
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12
JUN
Lecture: Help and 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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17
JUN
British Franchise Exhibition
Event City

All eyes are fixed on Manchester awaiting this summers essential event The British Franchise Exhibition with more national franchise opportunities than ever before. Sponsoring the event for a second year is Anytime Fitness the worlds No.1 global franchise. Also in attendance will…

Location: 13.2 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 02074 203550
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17
JUN
Classic Rock Society Presents: Karnataka
The Citadel

RESENTED IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE CLASSIC ROCK SOCIETY Karnataka rose to the forefront of the female‐fronted symphonic progressive rock scene with the release of their landmark album Delicate Flame of Desire. Their follow up and critically acclaimed album The Gathering Light won…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
JUN
Park Royal Gala Ball
Q Hotels The Park Royal Hotel

Were delighted to have been chosen as the charity for the Park Royal Members Gala Ball on Friday 17th June. Tickets are available to non‐members and cost £35 members tickets cost £25. Theres live entertainment from Ryan Grant a charity auction including…

Location: 14.1 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01925 730700
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25
JUN
Mum2Mum Nearly New Market Darwen
Darwen Vale High School

SELL quality second hand baby childrens 0‐6years and maternity clothes preloved baby equipment or used pram at our nearly new baby and childrens market and keep 100 of the proceeds. Sign up for our free decluttering tips at www.mum2mummarket.co.ukget‐free‐tips.htmlBook a stall http:www.mum2mummarket.co.ukbook‐a‐stall.html…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Car Boot Sales

TEL: 07595 177893
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25
JUN
Panic Room
The Citadel

Welsh rock band Panic Room released their debut album in 2008 titled Visionary Position. The band are made up of a former Karnataka members; Jonathan Edwards Gavin Griffiths Paul Davies Anne‐Marie Helder and Alun Vaughan.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
JUL
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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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29
OCT
Merry Hell Plus Support
The Citadel

North West folk‐rockers Merry Hell return for their fifth Merry Helloween concert at The Citadel. The band will be playing old favourites as well as new tracks from their new album The Ghost In Our House & Other StoriesThe 15 songs of…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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29
OCT
UB40
King George's Hall

UB40 is an English reggae band from Birmingham. They are a hugely successful group with record sales topping 70 million albums world wide. Famed for hit singles such as 'Can't help falling in Love with…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

30
OCT
Thank ABBA For The Music
The Brindley Theatre

Grab your platforms and flares for a journey back in time to when ABBA dominated the charts and ruled the airwaves. New for 2015 and featuring all of ABBAs greatest and most memorable hits Thank ABBA For The Music is the…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01519 078360
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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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