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What's on Guide

June 2019

The Fire Within Exhibition

Come and see the fabulous art and culture installations that launched #TheFireWithin – our new manifesto outlining the borough’s focus on arts and culture over the next five years.

  • Monday – Saturday: 11:00am – 3:00pm
  • 1st Floor, The Galleries Shopping Centre, Wigan Town Centre
  • Free admission

Shevington Fete

The biggest event of the social calendar in Shevington is back for 2019 – and with more attractions than ever before it promises to be a great day for all the family.

New for 2019, children will be able to pet the farm animals from Alldays Farm who will be visiting Shevington Recreation Ground from their base in Preston. Children’s entertainment including a magician and a circus workshop will also provide fun for the little ones, while those with a head for heights are challenged to top the climbing wall.

Rides will be situated outside the Methodist Church on Gathurst Lane. As well as the entertainment for children, a music marquee will host local acts including the Phoenix Ukelele Band, Tom Jones tribute Ian Anthony, singer Beth Anglesea, the Rock Choir and folk performers Tony Bostock and Jamie Harrison.

Local traders, charities, groups and community organisations will host stalls in the Methodist Church, Youth Club and St Anne’s Parish Rooms as well as on the Recreation Ground – so there will be plenty of food & drink and locally made products on offer. Expect to see wood-fired pizza, a gin & prosecco bar, a beer stand and delicious cakes! Each venue will serve refreshments and businesses in the village are also getting involved.

Sports teams and children’s games will also take place on the Recreation Ground – check out the notice boards on the day to see the schedule of events. The fete will be officially opened in the music marquee at 11am by the incoming Mayor of Wigan, Cllr Stephen Dawber.

  • Saturday 22nd June 2019: 11:00am – 4:00pm
  • Shevington Village Centre
  • Free event

Scrufts Dog Show

For the second year running, come and bring your pooch to take part in the doggie showcase event.

  • Sunday 23rd June 2019: 11:00am
  • Haigh Woodland Park, Haigh, Wigan, WN2 1PE
  • Free event

Haigh Foodie Friday

Fantastic food from a variety of street food traders – some you know some brand new – but all amazing! Refreshments, Street food, DJ and live music! Child & dog friendly.

  • Friday 28th June 2019: 6:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane, Wigan, WN2 1PE
  • Free entry and parking.

Armed Forces Day

Celebrate Armed Forces Day, starting the day with the town centre parade at 10:30am. The day also includes military vehicles, stalls and displays, WW1 Trench simulation dome, stage show with music and entertainment, plus much more.

  • Saturday 29th June 2019: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Wigan Town Centre
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