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More details - Arrive ’n’ Drive Karting for Families - Bank Holiday Monday 28th May 10am until 4pm
"Our Family Arrive ’n’ Drive days are special events when all of the family from ages 8+ can try their hand at karting. Different circuits and karts are offered to suit different ages: 8-11 years use the Cadet Loop, 12-15 and 16+ years use the Junior Circuit.
Three Sisters Circuit, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan,
Mon 28 May

More details - Arrive ’n’ Drive Karting for ages 8-15 years
Looking for the ultimate half term experience? 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. £25 per person Running on 29th, 30th and 31st May 2018.
Three Sisters Circuit, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan,
Tue 29 May

More details - Sisley Junior Kart School - ages 8-15 years
The renowned Sisley Kart Racing School was launched at the awesome Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan over Easter. Available for ages 8-11 years and 12-15 years, there are three levels of tuition, starting with the Novice Kart Lesson, where no previous experience is required.
Three Sisters Circuit, Three Sisters Road, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan,
Tue 29 May

More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Leigh 5K
Race for Life brings millions of women together to support our life-saving research. Just by signing up you’ll make a difference and whether you raise £10 or £200, every penny matters.
Pennington Flash
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Limehouse Lizzy
Limehouse Lizzy continue to keep the spirit of Celtic rock icon Philip Lynott and his band Thin Lizzy alive, well and dominating stages worldwide. The band have also added a tribute into their show to ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist (and world renowned solo artist) Gary Moore.
The Citadel Arts Centre, Waterloo Street, St Helens
Today

More details - Keepy Uppy (11:30am Performance)
Join tutti frutti as they celebrate the joy of the beautiful game and ignite children’s imagination with visual and physical storytelling. Keepy Uppy is a play for the 2018 world cup year, for football fans, children and families.
The Citadel Arts Centre, Waterloo Street, St Helens
Sun 27 May

More details - Keepy Uppy (2:30pm Performance)
Join tutti frutti as they celebrate the joy of the beautiful game and ignite children’s imagination with visual and physical storytelling. Keepy Uppy is a play for the 2018 world cup year, for football fans, children and families.
The Citadel Arts Centre, Waterloo Street, St Helens
Sun 27 May

More details - St Helens Church Square
Back again, due to popular demand. Our Marquee is in the centre of Town opposite the entrance to Marks & Spencer. Very busy event with prime location. Car parking is 2 minutes walk away at a cost of £3.50 per day. (Correct at time of printing).
St Helens, Merseyside
Today and Sat 26 May

More details - Shouldn’t Throw Stones – The View of a Night Watchman: A Photography Exhibition By Kevin Casey
The view of a Night Watchman, is the culmination of a two-year project undertaken by artist Kevin Casey.
Alexander Business Park (Tower Reception) Prescot Rd St. Helens
Sat 26 May, Sun 27 May, Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun

More details - Birchwood Carnival
Birchwood’s annual showpiece offers something for everyone – talented performers, exciting displays, free kids activities, hands-on nature and history exhibitions, as well as the ever popular funfair.
Birchwood Forest Park, Birchwood, Warrington
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Car Boot Sale
Charity Car Boot Sale at Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street, Hindley, Wigan. WN2 3HZ. Sunday 27th May 2018 from 9am - 2pm. Pitches must be pre booked in advance. £10 per car. To book a pitch please call the fundraising team on 01942 525566 or email fundraising@wlh.org.uk for more information.
Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Kildare Street, Hindley
Sun 27 May

More details - 6 Birch Road - Open Garden for NGS
A small wild life friendly garden brimming with colour making the most of its potential. Large collection of alpines and succulents and used in interesting and creative ways. Extensive and inspirational use of recycled materials giving them a new lease of life.
6 Birch Road, Leigh
Fri 1 Jun

More details - FNL: Mosley Bar | Salvador | Aviso |
Join us in the Bailiff Bar for Friday Night Live one last time before we move upstairs! Our very first Friday Night Live headliners - Mosley Bar return to end it as we started.
Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Today

More details - LIONESS - The Amy Winehouse Experience
Amy Winehouse was without doubt one of the most influential, notorious and wonderfully talented singer-songwriters the UK has produced in a generation. Her meteoric rise from Camden local with bags of potential to worldwide superstar was something to behold.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Today

More details - The Bob Dylan Experience
There are certain mandatory artists in any record collection, Bob Dylan is one of them. The Old Courts are excited to welcome The Bob Dylan Experience - The most sincere, heartfelt and accurate homage to the brilliant man himself who has written timeless hit music for decade upon decade.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 26 May

More details - XSLF
XSLF started in 2013 when ‘Stiff Little Fingers’ Henry Cluney and Jim Reilly met again after years apart and realised the passion to perform still raged on.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 26 May

More details - NORTHERN SOUL AND MOTOWN
Join us this bank holiday weekend for the latest installment of Northern Soul & Motown. Resident DJ Deano is back with his band of merry men bringing you the very best classic Northern Soul & Motown. Great atmosphere, great people! See you there!
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sun 27 May

More details - The Great Half Term Den Build
It’s half term and we need you! Calling all maginative kids to help create our indoor den! come along to The Victorian Court Room and let your imagination run wild. All materials provided, a drink and a biscuit included and we will finish the session with a good old game of pass the parcel.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Mon 28 May

More details - Make My Own Pinata!!!!!
Who doesn’t love craft! Who doesn’t love to whack a pinata! Join us in The Victorian Courtroom to make your very own paper mache Pinata. Choose from either a summer bee or sunny chick design and off you go with help from our brilliant professional artist.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Tue 29 May

More details - The Gruffalo!
Guess who’s coming to The Old Courts? In association with ‘Say Two Productions’ we are excited to bring you a half term performance of ‘The Gruffalo’ We take you on a journey through the story of the cumbersome, cuddly Gruffalo, his exciting, funny adventures and his encounters with the mouse walking through the...
Theatre, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Wed 30 May

More details - FNL: Big Bambora | Mazebound | + more tba
Bickerstock, Deaf Institute and Mad Friday headliners Big Bambora return, expect huge sounding anthemic tunes and tight harmonies from this high energy indie rock and roll quartet.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 1 Jun

More details - BLUES: Snakewater
Rising stars of the UK Bluesrock scene, Snakewater are fronted by 24 year-old Bobby Grant who attracts adulatory attention for his incendiary playing.
Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Acoustic Roots - Brooks Williams
We are delighted to welcome Brooks back to Acoustic Roots for his second solo appearance with us. If country blues and Americana had a love-child it would be Brooks Williams, A mean finger-picker, a stunning slide guitarist and a singer with a voice, according to AmericanaUK - “that you just melt into.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 2 Jun

More details - Tallula Vintage
Join us in the splendour of The Victorian Courtroom for the latest vintage extravaganza from Tallula Vintage. Browse the exquisite handmade items and accessories and an incredible range of vintage must-haves.
Bailiff Bar, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Thu 7 Jun

More details - Northern Uproar
The Old Courts are delighted to welcome Northern Uproar with support from local lads Pink Shirts For Pale People and Jon Peet.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 8 Jun

More details - Pink Floydian
Pink Floydian are one of the most accurate Pink Floyd tribute bands in the UK today. Gathered together from the cream of the Northwest’s Floyd-loving musicians, they deliver over two and a half hours of Pink Floyd classics.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Sat 9 Jun

More details - Open Mic Poetry
Open mic poetry session hosted by Wigan-based poet Louise Fazackerley. Come down, make yourself known, get yourself heard or just enjoy the work of others.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Thu 14 Jun, Thu 12 Jul

More details - FLEETWOOD BAC
The Rumours are true: Fleetwood Bac are coming to The Old Courts! Support on the night comes from the soulful vocals of local acoustic singer/songwriters; Andy Stonier and Jon Peet.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 15 Jun

More details - NORTHERN SOUL AND MOTOWN
We’re back for another top night of music and dancing. Resident DJ Deano & accomplices will keep you buzzing until the little hours with the very best in classic Northern Soul & Motown. Great music, great people, no hassle, no problem! See you there!
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Simply Dylan
We’re delighted to welcome Simply Dylan with a stripped back acoustic set from Vision Thing. Simply Dylan is a standout act of pure class. - No frills, no gimmicks, no pretence SIMPLY DYLAN is John O’Connell’s personal exploration and celebration of the rich and diverse work of Bob Dylan.
Theatre, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Thu 21 Jun

More details - FNL: The Vellys | The Protagonists | Thunder & the Giants
Join us in the Grand Vault for The Vellys, The Protagonists, Thunder & The Giants and more TBA! Wigan lads, The Vellys return to headline after a busy few months with out of town gigs, recording a yet to be named EP (which includes well received track ’Wired’ - check their Facebook) and gaining local...
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Pantonic All Stars Steel Orchestra
Live steel music performance by this popular youth group from Stockport
Market Street, Wigan
Sat 16 Jun

More details - "Bazaar and Rummage" at Wigan Little Theatre
Written by: Sue Townsend Directed by: John Churnside Gwenda, an ex-agoraphobic, leads a self-help group of three who have been unable to leave their homes for a variety of reasons. She forces them to help at a local bazaar, enlisting the support of a trainee social-worker.
44 Crompton Street, Wigan (corner with Orchard St opposite Sams Bar, if your sat nav can’t find it)
Today, Sat 26 May, Mon 28 May to Sat 2 Jun

More details - Cheeky Monkies Baby & Children's Sale - Wigan 16/06/18
We are hosting a baby and children’s sale at The Deanery, Frog Lane, Wigan, WN1 1HQ SATURDAY 16th June 1-3pm x For mums, dads, grandmas, granddads, aunts and uncles to buy or sell new or pre-loved items such as clothes 0-5 years, shoes, push chair, toys, high chairs, Moses baskets, bikes, sensory equipment,
The Deanery High School, Frog Lane, Wigan
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Ladies Night
Get the girls together and enjoy a fun night out with a lively performance by a flamboyant drag queen and male entertainers. Evening includes: 4 course meal, disco with DJ & bar service.
DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Thorncar - Open Garden for NGS
One third acre plantwoman’s suburban garden planted since 2011 within the framework of part of an established garden. It is planted to give some colour 12 months of the year and to require no watering even in dry spells. Peonies are a passion of the owner and are at their best in June.
Thorncar, Warrington
Sat 16 Jun

More details - 15 Park Crescent - Open Garden for NGS
An abundant garden containing many unusual plants, trees and a mini orchard. A waterfall, ponds and planting encourage wildlife. There are also vegetable and herb plots and many roses in various forms. The garden has been split into different areas, each with their own vista drawing one through the garden.
15 Park Crescent, Warrington
Sat 16 Jun

More details - ComedySportz
Two teams battle it out for your laughs in this all ages, all action, all improvised competitive comedy show. Using audience suggestions the teams go for gold with quick-witted gags, games, sketches and songs.
The Way Theatre/Studio Victoria Mill, First Floor, Bolton Old Rd, Atherton
Sat 2 Jun

More details - 10 Statham Avenue - Open Garden for NGS
Peaceful, pastel shades in early summer. Beautifully structured ¼ acre south facing garden carefully terraced and planted as it rises to the Bridgewater towpath. Hazel arch opens to clay paved courtyard with peach trees.
10 Statham Avenue, Lymm
Sat 2 Jun, Sun 3 Jun, Sun 1 Jul

More details - The Old Vicarage - Open Garden for NGS
Recently restored medium sized gardens of Grade 2* vernacular Georgian vicarage comprising both formal and informal planting and statuary as the garden narrows to follow the woodland stream which runs through it.
The Old Vicarage, Manchester
Sat 16 Jun and Sun 17 Jun

More details - Plant Hunters' Fair at Norton Priory Gardens, Cheshire on Sunday 10th June 2017
FREE ENTRY to this popular plant fair showcasing highly respected specialist nurseries with a great range of perennials, shrubs, trees, rare species and old heritage varieties. All the nurseries are happy to offer advice and tips on selecting the best plants for the time of year.
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Tudor Road, Manor Park, Runcorn
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Norton Priory Museum & Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
Beautiful 2½-acre Georgian Walled Garden, with fruit trees, herb garden, colour borders and rose walk. Home to the National Collection of Tree Quince (Cydonia Oblonga) and surrounded by historic pear orchard and wild flower meadow. Norton Priory is also home to medieval ruins and a brand new museum.
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens, Runcorn
Sun 10 Jun

More details - Sycamore Cottage - Open Garden for NGS
Approx acre cottage garden split into distinct areas, arches covered with rambling roses, colourful herbaceous borders, and a woodland area planted to encourage birds and wildlife. There is a natural spring, well, and ponds. There are plenty of seating areas to sit and enjoy this very pretty garden.
Sycamore Cottage, Manchester
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Formby - Chasing the tide at Lifeboat Road
Join us on a walk to chase out the tide and investigate marine life around the Ionic Star shipwreck. All ages are welcome. Ticket 5. Booking online essential. Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Formby
Sat 26 May

More details - Formby - Seawatch at Lifeboat Road
Join us on the dunes at Lifeboat Road to look out for marine mammals. Bring binoculars and scopes if you have them, we will have a limited number to loan. All ages are welcome. Free event. Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Formby
Fri 1 Jun

More details - Formby - Family Footprints at Formby
Dip into the fascinating story of Formby’s prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with your younger friends and family. Ideal for 8 to 12 year olds. Booking online is essential. Booking Essential. Phone: on-line. Children of all ages welcome, accompanied by an adult.
Formby
Sun 3 Jun

More details - Formby - Formby Footprints Walk
Discover the fascinating story of Formby’s prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts. Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children aged 12 and over welcome. Dogs on leads welcome.
Formby
Wed 6 Jun

More details - Formby - Treasures and Castles
Explore the shore, from shells to shark eggs, with a beach hunt along the sandy Sefton Coast. Collect amazing treasures washed up and decorate your own sand castle... Booking Essential. Phone: to leave a message 01704 878591. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Assistance Dogs only are welcome.
Formby
Sat 16 Jun

More details - Formby - Wednesday Waders
Explore the sands and shallows at low tide to identify the organisms that thrive in this richly diverse habitat. Thanks to Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s Marine Officer who will bring her expertise to this partnership event. Ideal for over 18 to 80 year olds. Booking essential. Booking Essential.
Formby
Wed 20 Jun

More details - Dash for Dad
A fun morning out for all the family, Dash for Dad will consist of a 1K and 2K fun run for children and adults within the park to raise money for the local charity, Child Bereavement UK. To register, please visit childbereavementuk.
Runcorn Hill Park Visitor Centre, Cheshire
Sun 17 Jun

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