What's on - Wigan

April 2018

Arrive ’n’ Drive Karting

Arrive 'n' Drive sessions for ages 8 - 15 years offer twenty minutes of karting fun in a safe and controlled atmosphere. Either turn up on the day or reserve your space to avoid any queuing.

Adult Karting Sessions - ages 16+

Karting Blast sessions are fantastic fun and offer a 30 minute timed session on the Club Circuit.

Arrive 30 minutes before your session, allowing time to get into your race gear and attend the mandatory safety briefing.

Child’s Play – A celebration of childhood

A new exhibition giving children a taste of life in the Victorian era. A free interactive experience giving families an insight into Victorian Life to present date through dress up, games and education.

The Pajama Game

Wigan Musical theatre group proudly present “The Pajama Game”- a musical based on the 1953 novel 7 1/2 Cents by Richard Bissell.

The story deals with labour troubles in a Pajama factory, where workers demands for a seven and a half cent raise are going unheeded. In the midst of this ordeal, love blossoms between Babe, the grievance committee head and Sid, the new factory superintendent.

  • Tuesday 24th April 2018 - Saturday 28th April 2018
  • 7.30pm - 9pm each day.
  • St Michael’s Parish Hall, Shaw Street, Wigan, WN1 2BQ
  • Tickets are £9 each
  • Book by calling 07598 508004 or emailTicketswmtg@gmail.com

Beyond Wigan Pier – Concert Performance

A community based musical based on George Orwell’s “Road to Wigan Pier.” A musical love story of two people who want to be together but are divided by the class system, will they ever be able to be together? Will society ever change?

The whole show will use only onstage and behind stage talents of people from Wigan or who live in Wigan. The first performance will be a concert performance of the songs from the live musical. All money raised will support the Arts Council Bid to put on the full performance in 2020.

Farmers Market & Craft Fayre

Head to the Hospice for tasty treats and gifts at our annual farmers market and craft fayre. Stalls selling fresh meats, fruit, veg, plants, crafts, jams, cakes, pies and sweets will be here, as well as other games and activities, tombolas and raffles.

A delicious selection of hot and cold refreshments will also be available for visitors to enjoy on the day.

  • Sunday 29th April 2018
  • 9am - 3pm
  • Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street, Hindley, Wigan
  • Free entry – If you would like a stall please email fundraising@wlh.org.uk or give our fundraising team a call on 01942 525566.

Family Nature Walk

Join us for a family friendly nature walk around Haigh Woodland Park. We’ll be looking out for the spring wildlife which makes this special place their home. Suitable footwear, waterproof clothing and binoculars recommended.

  • Sunday 29th April 2018
  • 10am - 12pm – Meet at the Kitchen Courtyard
  • Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane, Wigan, WN2 1PE
  • Free event – For more information, contact Jeff on 07922 453908.

Steaming Sundays

Visit Trencherfield mill to admire its immense power and size but more importantly, experience it working as it did all those years ago.

There will be an informative multimedia presentation by engineers about the Mill engine’s history and its immense power.

  • Sunday 29th April 2018
  • 1pm - 4pm
  • Trencherfield Mill, Wigan Pier Quarter, Wigan, WN3 4EF
  • Tickets: Adults - £4, Children under 12 and concessions - £2
  • For further information and booking enquiries call 01942 828128
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