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68 Upload your event for FREE at www.locallife247.co.uk/events Follow us on Facebook events2go Music Society Saturday, April 21, 7.45pm Parbold Douglas Music presents the annual Young Musician’s Showcase concert featuring young talented musicians from the local area. Young singers and musicians from across the Northwest region aged between 13 and 21 years old will be playing a variety of instruments on the evening. Auditorium, Parbold Village Hall, 2 The Green, WN8 7DN. Tel: 01257 463878 Artisan Market Sun, April 22, 10am-4pm; Sun, May 20, 10am-4pm Haigh’s monthly artisan market rocks back to the park and there are monthly dates available until December 2018! There’ll be more than 80 art, food, craft, and drink artisans, as well as street food, live music and great community atmosphere. Haigh Woodland Park, Haigh, WN2 1PE. Tel: 07789 181677 (organiser) Townswomen’s Guild Monday, April 23 & Monday, May 14, 7.30pm Come along to the Winstanley & Highfield Townswomen’s Guild and learn something new. On Monday, April 23, ‘Can you use a defibrillator?’ Now you can find out how as this could save a life. And on Monday, May 14, the Guild’s favourite Ian Morris is back and this time he’s a real Saxon. St Pauls Church Hall, Clapgate Lane, Goose Green, Wigan, WN3 5LH. Tel: 01942 242984 The Pajama Game Tuesday, April 24, 7.30pm-9pm, to Saturday, April 28, 7.30pm-9pm (daily) Wigan Musical Theatre group present “The Pajama Game,” a musical based on Richard Bissell’s novel 7½ cents. Call 07598 508004 or email Ticketswmtg@ gmail.com for tickets which are £9 each. St Michael’s Parish Hall, Shaw Street, Wigan, WN1 2BQ. Tel: 07806 787250 Ladies Lunch / Fashion Show Thursday, April 26, 11am Ladies Lunch with Fashion Show by Barbara’s of Standish, with all proceeds to be donated to Cancer Research. There will be various stalls available to browse from around 11am. Tickets are £26, for more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Barbara’s of Standish on 01257 425480. Woodland Suite, Ribby Hall Village, Ribby Road, Wrea Green, PR4 2PR. Tel: 0800 085 1717 Beyond Wigan Pier Musical Friday, April 27, 7pm-10pm Beyond Wigan Pier is Wigan’s West End reply to Orwell – written, produced and performed by Wiganers. The performance will show Wigan is a cultural force, that arts should be available to all and that we’ve come a long way from the Wigan depicted in the Road to Wigan Pier. The Edge, Riveredge, Wigan, WN3 5AB. Tel: 01942 244460
69 Farmers Market & Crafts Fair Sunday, April 29, 9am-3pm A special fair in aid of Wigan and Leigh Hospice. There’ll be food, drink and crafts to enjoy at the free event. Organisers are looking for food, drinks, crafts and plant stalls – own gazebo needed and £20 fee. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org Wigan and Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3HZ. Tel: 01942 525566 Steaming Sundays Sunday, April 29, 1pm-4pm Visit Trencherfield Mill and 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. Tickets are £4 for adults and £2 for children under 12 and concessions. For more info and to book call 01942 828128. Trencherfield Mill, Wigan Pier Quarter, Wigan, WN3 4EF. Tel: 01942 777566 Family Nature Walk Sunday, April 29, 10am-12pm Walkers will be looking out for spring wildlife. Suitable footwear, waterproof clothing and binoculars recommended. For more information, contact Jeff on 07922 453908. Free event. Meet at the Kitchen Courtyard, Haigh Woodland Park, School Lane, Wigan, WN2 1PE Haye V Bellew II Saturday, May 5, 6pm-11.55pm The Rematch! There are 70 inch LCD’s as well as the big 4K screen, it’s the best place to see this Monumentous Showdown! The bar is open until midnight with food until 10pm.Download the GK sports app for even better deals, it’d be crazy not to! Hungry Horse (Mount, Wigan), Orrell Road, WN5 8HQ. Tel: 01942 219740 Family Fun Day Saturday, May 5, 11am-4pm Over 20 stalls, arts & crafts, bouncy castle, outside catering plus the venue’s first Beer & Cider Festival. Join the fun, all to raise awareness and funds for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity - North West. The Sir Tom Finney, Central Drive , Penwortham, Preston, PR1 0NL. Tel: 01772 471477 Family Fun Run Sunday, May 6, 8.30am Raise awareness about mental health in memory of Nathan Christy who died by suicide in 2016. Run or walk 1km or 5km on what would have been Nathan’s 27th birthday. Entry fees: £3 for children (up to 16 years), £5 for adults (17+). Sign up via https://bookitzone.com/noreen_christy/RN2FFX Haigh Woodland Park, Copperas Lane, Wigan WN2 1PE. Tel: 01942 828280 Local Family Festival Day Monday, May 7, 10am-5pm (gates open 9am) Enjoy a day of bikes, cars, drifting and karting. Various activities will be available for both children and adults with local stalls and refreshments. £5 entrance fee for 16+ and under 16s go free. Three Sisters Circuit, Three Sisters Rd, Ashton-in- Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 8DD. Tel: 01942 719030 Artisan Market Sat, May 12; Sat, June 9; Sat, July 14, 10am-4pm Wigan Auction House invites Artisan fans to its monthly market day on the second Saturday of each month. There’ll be stalls selling organic meat & dairy, homemade artisan pies & cakes, arts & crafts, bespoke handmade children’s’ clothes, vintage traders, vinyl records and more. Free entry. Wigan Auction House, Miry Lane, Wigan, WN6 7TG. Tel: 01942 230460
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