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Local Life - Wigan - May 2018

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70 Fairport Convention

70 Fairport Convention Tuesday, May 15, 7.30pm-11.30pm Fairport Convention has been making music for over 50 years and are credited with originating British folk-rock music. Tickets are £21.40 in advance or £23 on the door www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/fairportconvention-tickets-39688154338#tickets The Old Courts, entrance 4: The Theatre, Crawford Street, Wigan, WN1 1NA. Tel: 01942 375859 ‘Goal for Ghana’ Concert Friday, May 18, 7.30pm After last year’s success the ‘T’Others are back to present ‘A Lancashire & Sixties Night.’ All proceeds go towards building a school/church in the village of Obinyimnda in Ghana. Tickets £5 (including tea/ coffee biscuits) from: Bill Parkinson on 0782 441245 or Beryl Gleaves on 01695 624303. Trinity Methodist Church, Pemberton, WN5 0DS Royal Wedding Tea Party Saturday, May 19, 10am-12pm Celebrate the royal wedding at the Red Robin Wacky Warehouse. There’ll be a buffet; create your own crown activity; kids are encouraged to dress up as a prince/princess; there’ll be a special guest appearance. It’s £8.50 per child and is a ticket only event. The Red Robin, Robin Park, 1 Anjou Blvd, Wigan, WN5 0UJ. Tel: 01942 218965 The Wigan Rendezvous Sunday, May 20, 12.30pm-1.30pm Leigh District Access Group invites you to the Wigan Rendezvous. Rides from Amberswood Hindley, Pennington Flash and Smith lane Bickershaw with a circular ride from the venue. Rosettes for all. Entry fee £10. Refreshments available. For more info email Terrin on barefrills@hotmail.co.uk Bickershaw Country Park, Edna Road, WN7 5ES Fashion Show Monday, May 21, 7pm-9.30pm Fashion Show and supper in Standish Methodist Church Hall. 7pm for 7.30 pm finishing around 9.30pm. For further details please contact Barbara’s of Standish on 01257 425480 Standish Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Standish, WN6 0HA. Tel: 01257 422598 Bazaar and Rummage Wed, May 23 - Sat, June 2 (7.30pm showings) Gwenda, an ex-agoraphobic, leads a self-help group of three who have been unable to leave their homes. She forces them to help at a local bazaar, and while sorting through the rummage their individual fears erupt. Tickets vary from £10- £12 www.wiganlittletheatre.co.uk/performances/ bazaar-and-rummage/ Wigan Little Theatre, 44 Crompton Street, Wigan, WN1 3SL. Box Office: 01942 242561 Race for Life 5k Wednesday, May 23, 7pm-8.30pm Walk, jog or run, and raise valuable funds for research to beat cancer. Entry fees: children £10; women £14.99; young women £14.99; under 6 entry (girls and boys) free and no registration needed. To register visit https://events.cancerresearchuk.org/ events/signup/start/5aa6925b8707e Haigh Hall, Haigh, Wigan, WN2 1P Appley Bridge Canal life Thursday, May 24, 7.30pm-9pm Bill Froggatt and Sam Marine from Canal & River Trust are giving an interesting and informative talk about the history of the Leeds-Liverpool canal and its influence on Appley Bridge. No ticket required. Appley Bridge Community Centre, Appley Lane North, Wigan, WN6 9AQ

71 Wigan Comic Con 2018 Saturday, May 26, 10am-4pm Funky Figures presents Wigan’s Comic Con. Collectibles, cars and cosplay will be featured alongside celebrity guests from TV film and comics. There’ll be a retro gaming area and arcade machines with a little chill out area for younger kids. Tickets available from http://funkyfigures.co.uk/ Wigan Comic-Con, Loire Drive, Robin Park, WN5 0UH. Tel: 07772 201119 (event planner) Car Boot Sale Sunday, May 27, 9am-2pm A car boot sale at the hospice. It’s £10 per car. To book your pitch please call the fundraising team on 01942 525566 or email fundraising@wlh.org.uk Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street, Wigan, WN2 3HZ. Tel: 01942 525566 May Market Monday, May 28, 12pm-5pm Join in the fun with stalls, live music, DJ, BBQ, kids’ attractions and more! Supporting Macmillan. Free Entry. If you’d like to book a stall just give them a call. Hungry Horse (Mount, Wigan), Orrell Road, WN5 8HQ. Tel: 01942 219740 Half Term Holiday Karting Monday, May 28 until Friday, June 1 Family Arrive ‘n’ Drive karting sessions for ages 8+, Junior Arrive ‘n’ Drive karting sessions for ages 8-15 years and Sisley Kart School sessions for ages 8-15 years. Prices start from £25. Visit www. threesisterscircuit.co.uk or contact the sales team to find out more. Three Sisters Circuit, Three Sisters Rd, Ashton-in- Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 8DD. Tel: 01942 719030 Creepy Crawly Critter Monday, May 28, 11am-1pm Come and meet our critter friends. There’ll be snakes, spiders, snails, lizards and more. £10 per child including a picnic box. The Red Robin, Robin Park, 1 Anjou Blvd, Wigan, WN5 0UJ. Tel: 01942 218965 Vintage Tea Dance Monday, May 28, 1pm-5pm Elderly Dementia/Alzheimers sufferers across Wigan and their loved ones are invited to a free vintage tea dance. Spend the day in the 1940’s, indulge in vintage treats, sing wartime tracks and have a good old’ jive. For reservations, please email us at chantelle@personal-careservices.co.uk St Anne’s Church Shevington, Standish Lower Ground and Crooke, Church Lane, WN6 8BD. Tel: 07968 021641 Midweek MTB Madness Wednesday, May 30, 6.30pm-8.15pm Popular midweek grassroots MTB series, expect rooty climbs, fast sections and maybe a bit of mud. Racers, Enthusiasts, Youth, Juvenile all race in one event. Entry fees range from £5-£15. Details on British Cycling www.britishcycling.org.uk/ Haigh Woodland Park, Haigh, Wigan, WN2 1PE Storybook Yoga Friday, June 1, 1pm-2pm and 3pm-4pm Join the team for classic stories, yoga and creative play. Stories are brought to life while learning a little yoga too. The Gruffalo is at 1pm and Green Eggs & Ham is at 3pm. Cost: £10 Suitable for one adult and one child, £5 for additional children via www. studiooneyoga.net/standishschedule Studio One Yoga, 1B, High Street, Standish, WN6 0HA. Tel: 01257 424855