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

05
SEP
Blackburn Rovers Zipwire
Blackburn Rovers Football Club

Are you ready to flyCalling all daredevils.. Fancy taking part in the first ever zipwire happening at Blackburn Rovers Football Club on Saturday 5th September 2015 Why not join Blackburn Youth Zone for this fantastic exhilarating event where youll be taken to…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01254 292000
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12
SEP
Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick
The Citadel

Martin Carthy and Dave Swarbrick are two of the biggest names in British folk music and they tour together in 2015.Their experienced approach to their art lacks none of the fervour of their early days and brings a maturity born of many…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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12
SEP
September Steamings
Bolton Steam Museum

Our volunteers have rescued and restored over 27 old stationary steam engines ‐ some of the engines which once powered the cotton mills and woollen mills of the north of England. Most will be running in steam on these 2 days only.…

Location: 8.1 miles away
Category: Historic/Heritage

TEL: 01204 846490
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13
SEP
Lecture: Help and Healing on the Spiritual Path
Liverpool Allerton Back Clinic,

A lecture about spiritual healing and help through the teaching of Bruno Groening.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…

Location: 15.7 miles away
Category: Religious and Spiritual

TEL: 07599 209293
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17
SEP
The Moulettes
The Citadel

Moulettes are one of the UKs most unique touring bands and are steadily being singled out from the wave of Bjork & Kate Bush influenced Alt.Folk artists that have arisen this decade. With Strings Guitars Drums Bassoon and Synths Moulettes music weaves…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
SEP
Cash (No.1 Johnny Cash Tribute)
The Citadel

As is so often the case with unique artists it takes another one to fully appreciate them. Having lived the life and music of Johnny Cash and other country heroes who came before and since Ben Welburn aka CASH has effortlessly recreated…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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18
SEP
Sportsmans Dinner
Ewood Park

Join us for our first charity Sportsman Dinner. To be held in Jacks Lounge at Ewood Park on Friday 18th September. Arrive 7.30pm for 8pm sitting. Included in the £32 ticket price is a delicious 3 course meal by…

Location: 14.3 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01704 823276
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19
SEP
JUDIE TZUKE - Songs and Stories
The Citadel

Judie Tzuke rose to fame with the hauntingly beautiful track Stay With Me Till Dawn. She has had a number of top 10 albums including the much celebrated Welcome To The Cruise. Listen to songs old and new at this intimate gig.…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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20
SEP
Darwen Golf club Wedding fair
Darwen Golf Club Ltd

Darwen Golf Club Wedding Fair Vintage&Traditional 20th September 2015 . Bridal by ARELES BRIDAL DARWENWin £50 with your £1 entry ticket 12.30 to 3.30pm Catwalk All day Entertainments Over 20 vendors …

Location: 12.8 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07538 425283
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20
SEP
Vibrant Vintage Fair
Haigh Hall, Wigan, Lancashire

Vibrant Vintage are organising 5 fabulous vintage and retro craft fairs at the impressive stately Haigh Hall during 2015. The fairs have a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing accessories home wear collectables and china dating from 1920's…

Location: 2.5 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 07787 316234
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21
SEP
Nuclear Operations and DECOM Summit 2015
AJ Bell Stadium

UNITING ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS WITHIN THE NUCLEAR INDUSTRYThe Institutions globally recognised DECOM event has been rewritten There is increasing demand on the nuclear industry to plug the gap and opportunities within the sector will continue to grow as new builds start. Newstations however…

Location: 11.4 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 02079 731258
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24
SEP
Widnes BizMums Child-Friendly Networking
Crazy Club

Its marketing month at BizMums. In Widnes our focus is visual marketing ‐ how can you take advantage of peoples love of graphics on social media Our speaker is Clare from cfcreativedesigns. Clare designs social graphics for businesses throughout…

Location: 12.7 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 07847 554418
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25
SEP
King Pleasure and the Biscuit Boys
The Citadel

Rough tough and always rocking the legendary King Pleasure and The Biscuit Boys' zany stage show sometimes belies the fact that here is the finest most authentic rhythm & blues band ever to come from outside the USA. As anyone who has…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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25
SEP
Wigan Event & Wedding Showcase
Macdonald Kilhey Court

Ntertain is delighted to have been invited back to Macdonald Kilhey Court Hotel after a fantastic showcase in September 2014. For 2015 we are bringing an even bigger and better selection of entertainers for your entertainment pleasure. You will experince 8 live…

Location: 3.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01942 530503
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26
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…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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26
SEP
Jimmy Carr
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Funny man Jimmy Carr has become known and loved for his deadpan delivery and observational comedy. His humour is often dark yet hugely appealing as his success on TV and the live stand‐up stage keeps…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

26
SEP
Jimmy Carr Funny Business
Pyramid and Parr Hall

Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Pyramid and Parr Hall live on Saturday 26 September 2015 in Warrington Cheshire. For tickets to see Jimmy Carr Funny Business at Pyramid and Parr Hall see the list of ticket prices.…

Location: 10.7 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

27
SEP
BIG Walkies Blackburn
Witton Country Park

Come and join us for the BEST WALK EVER at Witton Country Park More trees more pals and loads of reasons to slobber. Give your dog a day of delight and raise money to help protect dogs and other animals from cruelty.…

Location: 14.7 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03001 230123
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01
OCT
Laurence Jones + guests Red Butler
The Citadel

22 year old Laurence Jones is making a big name for himself being awarded Young Artist of the Year at the 2014 British Blues Awards. Don't miss the opportunity to see this fantastic artist who Classic Rock‐Blues Magazine hail as The future…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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02
OCT
John Denver Tribute
The Citadel

Come and enjoy an evening of timeless music from the late great John Denver expertly sung by Chris Bannister. Expect to hear classic tracks such as Annie's Song Rocky Mountain High and Country Roads. Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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03
OCT
Paul Lamb and the Kingsnakes
The Citadel

Paul Lamb came out of Blyth Northumberland forming the Blues Burglars and then Paul Lamb & the King Snakes.Eventually relocating to London over the years Paul has always run a really tight outfit of fine players which now comprises: Ryan…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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04
OCT
BIG Walkies Manchester
Clifton Country Park

Come and join us for the BEST WALK EVER at Clifton Country Park More trees more pals and loads of reasons to slobber. Give your dog a day of delight and raise money to help protect dogs and other animals from cruelty.…

Location: 11.9 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03001 230123
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08
OCT
Abu Dhabi Ambulatory Healthcare International Con
InterContinental Abu Dhabi

Our company is the organizer for the Abu Dhabi Ambulatory Healthcare International Congress 2015 where Ambulatory Healthcare Services AHS with support from Abu Dhabi Health Services Company SEHA & in partnership with the American Academy of Family Physicians AAFP is proud to…

Location: 13.6 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: +971554 048142
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09
OCT
Mostly Autumn (Dressed In Voices Tour)
The Citadel

Prog‐rock outfit Mostly Autumn return for another great gig. The band will perform tracks from their latest album Dressed In Voices. Famed for their terrific live shows Mostly Autumn are probably the best band you have never heard. Please note Under 18's…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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10
OCT
Karnataka
The Citadel

Prog‐rockers Karnataka come to St Helens on their 2015 Secrets of Angels Tour. Having toured all over Europe and the US with the likes of Robert Plant and Porcupine Tree Karnataka are a must‐see band for all prog‐rock fans. Please note Under…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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11
OCT
BIG Walkies Warrington
Sankey Valley Park

Come and join us for the BEST WALK EVER at Sankey Valley Park More trees more pals and loads of reasons to slobber. Give your dog a day of delight and raise money to help protect dogs and other animals from cruelty.…

Location: 9.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 03001 230123
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15
OCT
Smaller Rooms presents: Stick in the Wheel
The Citadel

Stick in the Wheel are a raw and uncompromising London folk band headed by producer Ian Carter dobro and Nicola Kearey vocals with Fran Kempster harmony vocals Si Foote percussion and Ellie Wilson fiddle. Brought up in the thriving culture of working…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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17
OCT
Introduction to Wine - Wine Tasting Experience Day
Macdonald Tickled Trout Hotel

Join us on an Introduction to Wine Day starting the day with Champagne sipping our way through 12 wines and enjoying a delicious 2‐course lunch with a glass of Ros at The Tickled Trout Hotel Why not stay the night with stunning…

Location: 15.6 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01253 301934
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17
OCT
Nearly Dan
The Citadel

Less tribute and more homage Nearly Dan is saviour to the growing legions of Steely Dan fans desperate to hear the meticulously crafted grooves and allusive lyrical style of Donald Fagen & Walter Becker. Nearly Dans approach is faithful though not reverential…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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23
OCT
China Crisis
The Citadel

Popular 80's group China Crisis present songs old and new including tracks from their brand new album Autumn in the Neighbourhood. Don't miss this great evening of music. Please note Under 18's must be accompanied by an adult and seated on…

Location: 7.5 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01744 735436
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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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Want to see what other attractions to visit when in Wigan? See our list of attractions in Wigan, including theme parks, castles, historic houses, zoos and many more family days out.