Today to Mon 16 Jul, by distance, closest first.    

More details - Summer Holiday
The Octagon’s first off-site production, Summer Holiday is a feel good 1960s musical which will be brought to life as never seen before.
Bolton transport interchange, busses, and Albert Halls, Bolton
Today to Sat 23 Jun

More details - Civil War Reenactment at Bolton School
Cannon will fire, drums will sound, and swords will clash as Roundheads and Cavaliers descend on 7-8 July for ‘The Storming of Bolton’ - an exciting weekend of thrilling battles and fascinating ‘living history’ in the grounds of Bolton School, all free for local people and staged by costumed reenactors from The Earl
Bolton School, Chorley New Road, Bolton
Sat 7 Jul and Sun 8 Jul

More details - Insect Investigators
As part of National Insect Week, we are running a special INSECT INVESTIGATORS outdoor play and learning event for under-6’s and their parents/ accompanying adults.
Moses Gate Country Park, Hall Lane, Farnworth, Bolton
Tue 19 Jun

More details - The Killers
The Killers. Artists performing: The Killers.: Tickets avaiable.
Macron Stadium, Bolton
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Tottington Gardens - Open Garden for NGS
2 gardens both open for the first time. The first is a suburban garden created over the past 9 years from a blank canvas into a creative oasis. Organically managed to attract birds, bees and butterflies. Stunning views across fields to Knowl Hill.
Tottington Gardens, Bury
Sun 24 Jun

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
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Car Boot & Indoor Table Top Sale
Saturday 30th June 8.30am Pitches: Inside pre-booked £10; Outside pre-booked £7, £8 on the day. Tel: 01942 275507 Refreshments available
St Marys Community Hall, Newton Road, Lowton, Warrington
Sat 30 Jun

More details - The Big Grill UK
The Big Grill UK - Food and Music festival include Tribute To Fleetwood Mac Live & UB40, DJ’s & Acoustic
Burrs Country Park Bury
Sat 14 Jul

More details - diddi dance
Ole! It’s time for flamenco at diddi dance Wigan, Leigh & Warrington. If your toddler loves to dance then diddi dance is the class for you! diddi dance classes are designed to help your toddler enhance their co-ordination and rhythm.
Tesco Extra Leigh Derby Street, Leigh, Lancashire
Today, Mon 25 Jun, Mon 2 Jul, Mon 9 Jul, Mon 16 Jul

More details - Blackrod Scarecrow Festival 2018
Come and join us for another fantastic display of scarecrows in our village. Programmes are just £2 and contain full details of where the scarecrows are, where to get food, car parks, toilets and what events are happening throughout the weekend.
Throughout the village of Blackrod
Sat 30 Jun and Sun 1 Jul

More details - SOS Festival 2018
SOS Festival 2018 Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2018 Longfield Suite, 3 Longfield Centre, Prestwich, Greater Manchester, M25 1AY, England £20 for 3 days + booking fees SOS Festival is an indoor, all ages welcome, rock & metal live indoor music event currently in its 10th year which takes place from Friday
Fri 13 Jul

More details - Wigan & Leigh Hospice - Open Garden for NGS
Large attractive gardens surround the Hospice creating a place of tranquillity. At the front are beautiful raised beds, at the rear 3 large ponds and a Chinese bridge. Outside patients rooms are colourful tubs and flower beds. A memorial daisy garden and 2 courtyards also feature.
Wigan & Leigh Hospice, Wigan
Sun 15 Jul

The Manchester pet show (formerly The Cheshire Dog Show) 2018 More details - The Manchester pet show (formerly The Cheshire Dog Show) 2018
The third anual event is being held to raise vital funds for the no kill no cage shelter Dogs4Rescue. We have many attractions booked to suit all ages including: Live music from Deacon Blue, inflatables, pet photography clairvoyants, bars, Fun stalls, crafts, pet stalls, a vintage tea room, face painting, a dog...
City Airport-Barton Aerodrome
Sat 23 Jun
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More details - Cancer Research UK Race for Life Manchester 5K, 10K & Pretty Muddy 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. So which event is for you? A 5k is great for all ages. Run, jog or walk the only thing that matters is that you’re part of it.
Heaton Park
Sat 14 Jul and Sun 15 Jul

More details - "One Man Two Guvnors" at Wigan Little Theatre
Written by: Carlo Goldoni Directed by: Andrew Blake Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood. Permanently starving, Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with one Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police.
44 Crompton Street, Wigan (corner with Orchard St opposite Sams Bar, if your sat nav can’t find it)
Tue 3 Jul to Sat 7 Jul, Mon 9 Jul to Sat 14 Jul

More details - The Northern Franchise Exhibition
Ambitious entrepreneurs are invited to explore the potential of franchising at The Northern Franchise Exhibition at EventCity, Manchester on 22 & 23 June.
EventCity Phoenix Way, Stretford, Manchester
Fri 22 Jun

More details - Car Boot & Indoor Table Top Sale
8.30am Pitches: Inside £10; Outside £7 pre-booked, £8 on the day. Tel: 01942 275507 Refreshments available
St Marys Community Hall, Newton Road, Lowton, Warrington
Sat 30 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 - THE JAM DRC!
The Jam DRC are back! Last year they blew the roof off the place and the night was a total winner. They bring the full repertoire - Going Underground, That’s Entertainment, Funeral Pyre, Eton Rifles, When You’re Young - all the big numbers and some of the more obscure records chosen by the band who are...
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 23 Jun

More details - Record Fair
Come on down to The Old Courts to meet Back Trax Music and guest stall holders. The purveyors of quality preloved records present RECORD FAIR on Sunday 24th June featuring established traders from the northwest selling records and memorabila covering lots of different styles of music. Doors 10.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - Folk Sunday With Bad Grandad
Bad Grandad is back for another brilliant Sunday Folk session. Up this month we have another cracking lineup of regional artists including Copper Face Jack, Leslie Dawson Heath, Rare Ould Times, Pauline Blackburn, Ken Scally and of course the inimitable Bad Grandad himself.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sun 24 Jun

More details - The Something New Show
Ey Up June! The Something New Show is here! Be truly entertained as you enjoy an excerpt from Fat Roland “Fat Roland works in a record shop but the front door hasn’t chimed for years. Amid the cobwebbed racks and fading album sleeves, he faces his 45th birthday alone.
Theatre, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Thu 28 Jun

More details - FNL: Shallow Waters & Manalishi - Wigan - Tour Date
A double headliner featuring two local bands on the rise. Energetic grunge alt. rockers - Manalishi are on tour with Shallow Waters, and stopping off at their collective home town of Wigan!
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 29 Jun

More details - StillMarillion - Scripted in Wigan
StillMarillion are Europe’s top tribute to Fish Era Marillion. StillMarillion are delighted to return to The Old Courts and at this special show will be performing all of Script for a Jester’s Tear amongst a full 2 hour set of other Fish Era Classics.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 30 Jun

More details - Razorrawks & Marx | Slummy Eve | I Murpheous
Proudly wearing his influences on his sleeve, Razorrawks is a Northern rapper hailing from Preston, Lancashire. Unmistakably identified through his original delivery, regional dialect and Northern pride, he combines inspired lyrics over well produced beats drawing influence from all that surrounds him.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Wed 4 Jul

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.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Thu 5 Jul

More details - John Otway - Rock & Roll's Greatest Failure
Back in the austere 1950’s a schoolboy drank a bottle of ink and instantly became the centre of attention Rock veteran John Otway dubbed himself “rock’n’roll’s greatest failure” after many unsuccessful attempts to produce a second hit single to follow his 1977 classic (Cor Baby, That’s) Really Free with Wild Willy
Theatre, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Fri 6 Jul

More details - Fallen - A Tribute To The Music Of Evanescence
Right from the dramatic intro of their set, Fallen recreate the epic, dark and lush sound of Evanescence, combining heavenly, soaring vocals and hard-hitting guitars with piano, orchestral and choral elements. Fallen are Europe’s premier Evanescence tribute and currently the only one in the UK.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 7 Jul

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 12 Jul

More details - The Guns N Roses Experience
The Old Courts are delighted to welcome The Guns N Roses Experience." NOBODY DOES IT BETTER The biggest and best and most in Demand Gn’R tribute in Europe" It does not get any closer than this people.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan
Fri 13 Jul

How is it July already!!!! Summer Soul is here! Join us in The Grand Vault for another top night with DJ Deano and friends as they take you on a journey through the very best Classic Northern Soul and Motown. Dance, drink, be happy.
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Folk Sunday With Bad Grandad
Folk Sunday is back. Bad Grandad once again brings you a selection of the best regional folk. Join us in The Victorian Courtroom to enjoy performances from Pete Cunliffe, Mark Dowding, The Moore Bailey Band, Graham & Bernadette Dixon and of course Bad Grandad himself.
Court Room, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Sun 15 Jul

More details - Schools Rock Festival
Our first Schools Rock Festival at The Old Courts in collaboration with Wigan Music Services presents some of the best young, talented musicians that the Wigan Borough has to offer including performances from our own School of Rock groups as well as some of the brand new upcoming bands formed at some of our local
Grand Vault, The Old Courts, Crawford Street, Wigan,
Mon 16 Jul

More details - Tekashi 6IX9INE
Tekashi 6IX9INE. Artists performing: TEKASHI 6IX9INE .: Tickets avaiable.
Victoria Warehouse, Manchester
Thu 21 Jun

Boutique Baby Sale Middleton More details - Boutique Baby Sale Middleton
Our pre-loved and fabulous baby and children’s nearly new sale will be back in Middleton this June at Bowlee Park Sports Centre, M24 4LA. Be there at 11 am to grab the best bargains. Find toys, clothes and baby essentials at a fraction of the price when new! DO YOU WANT TO FIND A BARGAIN?
Bowlee Park Sports Centre, Windermere Rd, Middleton
Sun 24 Jun
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More details - A Serial Killer Of A Cruise
Join us on board Elleswake our Chic, Unique and Intimate Venue Boat for a 3 hour Cruise full of true life tales from the darkest side of humanity, stories are told in the killers own words!
Kittywake Canal Cruises Wigan Pier, Wallgate, Wigan WN3EU
Wed 27 Jun

The "ORCHARD TEA GARDEN"  @  "The Ridges" Chorley. 0PEN Wed & Thurs More details - The "ORCHARD TEA GARDEN"  @  "The Ridges" Chorley. 0PEN Wed & Thurs
Cream teas, home made cakes & light refreshments served on the patio under the Gazebo overlooking apple trees and surrounded with wide & colourful flower borders. OPEN each WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY Thru June, July & August. 12.00 -5.00pm No admission charge if not visiting the Gardens
THE RIDGES ORCHARD TEA GARDEN, The Ridges Weavers Brow(Cont. Cowling Rd.) Limbrick, Chorley
Wed 20 Jun, Thu 21 Jun, Wed 27 Jun, Thu 28 Jun, Wed 4 Jul, Thu 5 Jul, Wed 11 Jul, Thu 12 Jul, Wed 18 Jul, Thu 19 Jul, Wed 25 Jul, Thu 26 Jul, Wed 1 Aug, Thu 2 Aug
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More details - Producing on Purpose - Manchester
Producing on Purpose is ETK Group’s 2018 roadshow where we will be telling you how innovative, creative and strategic products can be when entering new markets, especially African Markets.
7th Floor, The Landing, MediaCityUK
Tue 19 Jun

More details - The Stones & Roses Garden - Open Garden for NGS
The garden where the cows used to live set in the beautiful hamlet of White Coppice with wonderful views. Sunken rose garden, fountains, waterfalls, herbaceous borders, all with colour themed planting and formal kitchen garden. Fruit tree walk down to the small lake with wild flower planting.
The Stones & Roses Garden, Chorley
Sun 8 Jul, Sat 14 Jul

More details - Penguinpig
A fun-filled show about the Internet for 3-8 year olds and their grown ups, based on the best-selling picture book by Stuart Spendlow, illustrated by Amy Bradley. Sophie reads about an exciting creature called a Penguinpig on the Internet.
Pier 8, The Quays, Salford
Sun 1 Jul

More details - David Baddiel's ANiMALCOLM
Malcolm doesn’t like animals, which is a problem because his family love them. Their house is full of pets. After a bizarre school trip unlike any other, Malcolm begins to understand animals more deeply than anyone. But will he end up the same as before? Because sometimes the hardest thing to be is…you.
The Lowry, Pier 8, The Quays
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Open Rehearsal for Make Music Day 2018
Make Music Day takes place every year on 21 June, the longest day of the year. You can attend an event near you while joining thousands of other music lovers around the world in over 120 countries! Rossendale Valley Sounds community wind band are proud to be taking part this year by hosting an Open Rehearsal.
St Veronicas Helmshore Road Helmshore
Thu 21 Jun

More details - D/C festival
LIVE music from 8 bands, anything from the beatles, eagles, oasis, elbow, stereophonics, europe, boston, AC/DC and orignal music Stalls from: blue rose gifts and balloons, rock and goth plus, nana coopers kitchen, dancing unicorn, more to be announced Bar and BBQ Advanced tickets available from: blue
Hopwood unionist club, Heywood
Sat 7 Jul

More details - An evening with Stephen Bayliss
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!! A magical artist, his musical repertoire ranges from Motown, Soul, R&B and popular chart music. Stephen covers hits by Lionel Richie, Lonestar, Robin Thicke, Kings of Leon, Bobby Darin, Ed Sheeran and many more. The evening also includes: 4 course dinner, disco with DJ & late bar
DW Stadium, Loire Drive, Wigan
Sat 7 Jul

More details - Sports Day!
Summer means the World Cup, Wimbledon and cricket. Celebrate all things sporty in this fantastic concert – and don’t forget your team colours! We think children aged 7 and over will enjoy this concert the most. For younger children, we’ll be hosting free musical activities in the Atrium from 10.
The Stoller Hall Hunts Bank Manchester
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Chorley Branch - Lancashire Family History and Heraldry Society,  June Meeting
Thursday 21 June 2018 Speaker - Gillian Lonergan. ’More Than Just A Shop’. The history of the Co-operative movement. Admission is free to members and non-members, but donations very much appreciated.
Cunliffe Hall (Chorley Masonic Hall), Cunliffe Street, Chorley
Thu 21 Jun

More details - Saying Goodbye Service - Manchester
Saying Goodbye are an International baby loss support charity (part of the Mariposa Trust. ) Since 2012, 100 services have been held across the UK, France & North America, the services are completely free and open to anyone of any faith or no faith.
Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
Sat 14 Jul

More details - Awful Auntie
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened.
Opera House Manchester 3 Quay Street Manchester
Wed 20 Jun to Sun 24 Jun

More details - Happy Days
“THE DAYS GO BY, CERTAIN DAYS, GO QUITE BY, THE BELL GOES, AND LITTLE OR NOTHING SAID, LITTLE OR NOTHING DONE. THAT IS THE DANGER. TO BE GUARDED AGAINST.” Winnie is stuck. Buried in a wilderness of scorched earth she survives the everyday with fragments of babbling optimism.
Royal Exchange Theatre, St Ann’s Square, Manchester
Today to Sat 23 Jun

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