What’s On

Michelle Ryan, who stars in Cabaret at The Lowry with Will Young
Michelle Ryan, who stars in Cabaret at The Lowry with Will Young

A COMPREHENSIVE guide to what’s on in Wigan and the surrounding areas ...

THEATRE

Bolton

Our Country’s Good

A group of Royal Marines and convicts in a penal colony in New South Wales, in the 1780s. 7.30pm. The Octagon Theatre, Howell Croft South, Bolton. Tel: 01204 520661. Opens Mon, Sep 3 until Sat, Sep 22.

Lancaster

Frisky And Mannish

Extra-Curricular Activities, their greatest hits compilation of all the well known pop songs they’ve re-arranged for comic effect. 8pm. Tickets: From £12 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500. Fri, Sep 21 only.

Manchester

Legally Blonde The Musical

Legally Blonde the Musical is the award-winning Broadway sensation! 7.30pm. Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 238 7800. Opens Tues, Sep 11 until Sat, Sep 22.

Black Roses: The Killing Of Sophie Lancaster

Black Roses is an elegy for Sophie in which she tells her own story through a series of poems by the award-winning poet Simon Armitage. 7.30pm. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. Tel: 0161 833 9833. Opens Wed, Sep 12 until Sat, Oct 20.

The Country Wife

Raunchy Restoration romp is set in gossip-fuelled 17th Century London. 7.30pm. Tickets: £10-£35 Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. Tel: 0161 833 9833. Opens Wed, Sep 12 until Sat, Oct 20.

Children’s Auditions for White Christmas

Three girls will be required to rehearse in Manchester or London and must be available between mid-October 2012 and Saturday 5 January 2013. 9.30am. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 2086005. Sat, Sep 22 only.

Cabaret

Former Eastender Michelle Ryan (pictured above) will star alongside pop star Will Young in Rufus Norris’ double Olivier-award winning production of Cabaret. 7.30pm. Wed & Sat matinee 2pm. Tickets: From £23.50 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 2086005. Opens Mon, Sep 24 until Sat, Sep 29.

Preston

Mack & Mabel

Preston Musical Comedy Society! 7.30pm. Tickets: £9 Preston Guild Hall, Lancaster Road, Preston. Tel: 01772 258858. Opens Tues, Sep 18 until Sat, Sep 22.

Basinful Of The Briny

A Lancashire comedy. 7.30pm. Tickets: £7/£8 Preston Playhouse, Market Street West, Preston. Tel: 01772 252288. Opens Wed, Sep 19 until Sat, Sep 22.

Preston Drama Club present “Basinful of the Briny”

A basinful of mishaps and misunderstandings occur when Mr and Mrs Pepper return to the ‘Seaview Guest House’ to celebrate their wedding anniversary. Daily. The Playhouse Theatre, Market Street West, Preston. Tel: 01772 744771. Opens Wed, Sep 19 until Sat, Sep 22.

NIGHTCLUBS

Friday, Sep 21

Northern Lights Club Night

Wigan’s no 1 indie night. 11pm. The Press Room, Rowbottom Square, Wigan.

It’s Friday Night

Every Friday. 10pm - 3am. Admission: £5/NUS free. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Fridays@The Warehouse

Three floors of rock, metal and indie. Every Friday. 10.30pm - 2.30am. Admission: £2 b4 11pm; £5 after. The Warehouse, St Johns Place, off Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 253216.

Saturday, Sep 22

Saturdays@The Warehouse

Three floors of new indie, classic indie and modern rock. Every Saturday. 10.30pm - 2.30am. Admission: £2 b4 11pm; £5 after. The Warehouse, St Johns Place, off Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 253216.

Wednesday, Sep 26

Northwest Big Student Night

The North West’s number one indie/alternative club night. Every Wednesday. 10pm - 3am. Admission: £5 NUS/£6 others. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

Thursday, Sep 27

Skint vs Waster

Selected drinks from £1. Every Thursday. 10pm - 3.30am. Admission: £4 b4 11pm; £5 after. Lava & Ignite, Church Street, Preston. Tel: 01772 252882.

MUSIC

Rock

Friday, Sep 21

Rampage - Live Rock and Metal Bands

This Week - SUBJECT SEVEN, EMPOROR CHUNG

& T.R.I.P. 8.00pm. Bar til 3am. Tickets: £2 Roper Hall, 113-114 Friargate, Preston. Tel: 01772 204567.

Rock & Roll

Sunday, Sep 23

Gerry and the Pacemakers, The Animals and P J Proby

tbc. Southport Theatre, Southport.

Jazz

Saturday, Sep 22

Trio Libero

Acclaimed European acoustic-improv supergroup. Doors 7.30pm. Tickets: From £16 The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Soul

Black and Gold

A classy mix of Blues, Soul and Motown. Doors open 7pm. Tickets: £6 Chorley Community Centre, Railway Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 410297.

Conservative Soul

Quality soul, Northern Soul, Motown and current dancers. DJ’s for the night - Dave Gillett, Paul Hughes, Bob Taylor and Tim Ward. 8pm-1am. Tickets: £3 The Conservative Club, Ribby Road, Kirkham.

PUBS/CLUBS

Friday, Sep 21

Barrel Of Laughs

Featuring three top flight comics from the national and international circuit. Every Friday and Saturday night. 8pm. Frog And Bucket, Lords Walk, Preston.

Saturday, Sep 22

Free And Easy

Free and easy night (singers welcome). 7.30pm. Tickets: small door charge Whelley Labour Club, Northumberland Street, Whelley, Wigan.

Ken Webster

Outrageous Comedy Mentalist / Hypnotist. Every Saturday. 8.30pm. The Horseshoe, The Pleasure Beach, Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: 0870 444 5566.

96 Tears

The last Saturday of each month - ‘60s, garage, rock ‘n’ roll, R and B, Surf, Ska and 1980s pop with a feminine twist! 9pm until late. Tickets: Free The Tudor, New Market Street, Wigan. Tel: 01942 700296.

Sunday, Sep 23

Beyond Belief

Blackpool’s Most Famous Magic, Variety Show. Starring the incredibly talented Master Illusionist Richard De Vere. Each Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. 7.30pm. The Horseshoe@Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: 0870 444 5566.

Tuesday, Sep 25

Quiz Night

Fun night, great prizes. 8pm. Tickets: £1 Greyhound Hotel, Warrington Road, Leigh. Tel: 01942 671256.

Multi award winning magician, as seen on Tricky TV and Penn & Teller’s Magic Show.

Multi award winning magician, as seen on Tricky TV and Penn & Teller’s Magic Show. Each Wednesday, Thrusday and Friday.7.30pm. The Horseshoe@Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: 0870 444 5566.

DANCE

Monday, Sep 24

Scottish Country Dancing

No partner necessary, tuition if required. For further infomation telephone 01942 861539 or 247403. 7.30-10.15pm. St Theresa’s Club, College Road, Up Holland, Wigan. Tel: 01942 247403.

Tuesday, Sep 25

Newburgh Morris Dancing

Women’s traditional Morris dancing. Every Tuesday. 7.30pm. Hilldale Village Hall, Lancaster Lane, Hilldale, Parbold, near, Wigan. Tel: 01695 723100.

Pensioners Tea Dance

Social event. 1pm-4pm. Tickets: £2 Formby Hall, Alder Street, Atherton, Wigan. Tel: 01942 876496.

Wednesday, Sep 26

Line Dance With Gill

7pm-8pm beginners. 8pm-9pm improvers. Chorley Cricket Club, Sandringham Road, Chorley. Tel: 01257 411799.

Line Dance With Gill

Mixed levels. 1.30pm-3pm. Euxton Parish Church Community Centre, Wigan Road, Euxton, Chorley. Tel: 01257 411799.

Belly Dancing

Every Wednesday with Sue. Beginners and Intermediate classes - FUN EXERCISE FOR ALL LADIES. Beginners class 7pm-7.30pm.

Intermediates class: 7.30pm-8.30pm, £4. Tickets: £4 Bateman Hall, Sagar Street, Eccleston, Chorley. Tel: 0786 6485 456.

SALES

Friday, Sep 21

Farmers Market & Craft Centre

Farmers Market and Craft Centre (craft centre open seven days). Open six days a week: (Tuesday to Saturday) 10am-5pm. Sunday 11am-5pm including Bank Holidays. Heskin Hall, Wood Lane, Heskin, Chorley. Tel: 07599 831907.

Appley Bridge Farmer’s Market

Lancashire’s local products. Third Saturday of each month. 10am-1pm. Appley Bridge Community Centre, Appley Lane North, Appley Bridge, Wigan.

Saturday, Sep 22

CAR BOOT & TABLE TOP SALES

Free parking. 8am-noon. Tickets: Free admission Exhibition Hall, Park Hall, Charnock Richard, Chorley. Tel: 07800 508 178.

Farmers Market

Twenty regional producers showcase a wide variety of wares. Third Saturday of every month. 9.30 to 1.30pm. Fir Tree Farm, Pimbo Road, Kings Moss, St Helens. Tel: 01744 894959.

Sunday, Sep 23

Antique And Vintage Market

Antique and vintage market, boot and tabletop slaes. 8am to 1pm. Tickets: Free admission and parking Exhibition Hall, Park Hall, Charnock Richard, Chorley. Tel: 07800 508 178.

Antique and Collectors Fair

Small Antiques, Collectables, Postcards, Stamps and Small Antique Furniture. Homemade refreshments available 10am to 4pm - the first Sunday of the month. Rufford Village Hall, Flash Lane, Rufford, Ormskirk.

Giant Boot Sale

Very busy venue. No need to book for pitches just turn up 5am to 7am. Every Sunday. Tickets: Pitches £10 Burscough airfield, Tolgate Road, Burscough, Southport. Tel: 07831 123 830.

Warrington Car Boot

Every Sunday. From 6.30am. Opp B & Q, Jct 9 M62, Warrington. Tel: 07770 663311.

Warrington Car Boot

Every Sunday. 8.30am. Opp B & Q, Jct 9 M62, Warrington. Tel: 07770 663311.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Friday, Sep 21

Flower Festival

Songs of Priase at 6pm on Sunday, September 23 at the DW. Friday and Saturday: 10am-6pm. Admission: £3; Under 16s free St John The Divine, Pemberton, Wigan.

EXHIBITIONS

Friday, Sep 21

Titanic and Liverpool: the untold story

To mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, this compelling new exhibition will explore Liverpool’s central role in the Titanic story. 10am-5pm. Tickets: free Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 478 4499.

Saturday, Sep 22

A Lowry Summer

In celebration of the 125th anniversary of LS Lowry’s birth, The Lowry opens the most comprehensive exhibition of the artist’s work in several years. 11am–5pm (10am–5pm Saturdays). The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 2086005.

In The Spotlight: Remembering 9/11

in October, a 7 metre piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be on display, among the first pieces from the Twin Towers ever seen in Britain 10am-5pm. Imperial War Museum North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161 836 4000.

Monday, Sep 24

From The Word Go

The first exhibition created by our Youth Heritage Action Team. And in the year of the London Olympics celebrates the borough’s sporting achievements. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm. Saturday 11.00am - 3.00pm. Wednesday and Sunday Closed. The Museum Of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan. Tel: 01942 828128.

The Beauty of Misapprehension

Humour, wordplay and art combine in an exhibition of work by Morecambe artist Neil Wilson. 10am-11pm. The Dukes Theatre, Moor Lane, Lancaster. Tel: 01524 598500.

Thursday, Sep 27

Playing The Game

Playing the Game’ celebrates the sporting achievements of Jewish people and explores the impact of sport on Manchester’s Jewish community. Sunday - Thursday: 10am - 4pm; Friday: 10am - 1pm. Manchester Jewish Museum, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161 834 9879.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Friday, Sep 21

Astley Green Colliery Museum

A fully operational coal mine until its closure in 1970, Astley Green Colliery has been restored as a working museum Open: Sun 12:00-17:00, Tue and Thur 13:00-17:00 (Closed 25/26 Dec). Higher Green Lane, Astley, Leigh. Tel: 01942 828121.

Pennington Flash Country Park

The park is one of the premier birdspotting areas. Also a watersports facility, offering sailing, rowing and windsurfing. Nine hole golf course. n/a. St Helens Road, Leigh. Tel: 01942 605253.

Haigh Hall

Haigh Hall and Country Park is an enjoyable day out with something for everyone. Explore and enjoy the stunning parkland, woodland and plantations. Open daily. Once the home of Earls and Lords, Haigh Hall is surrounded by 250 acres of park and woodland, with magnificent views across the Douglas Valley to the Welsh Hills. Haigh Country Park, Haigh, Wigan. Tel: 01942 832895.

Liverpool World Museum

Bring the whole family and explore the world under one roof. Daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

Closed from 2:00pm on 24 December, all day 25 and 26 December and 1 January. World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 478 4393.

National Football Museum

The museum is arranged over three floors hosting an array of collections comprising of over 140,000 objects, artifacts and memorabilia. Monday-Saturday 10am – 5pm; Sunday 11am – 5pm. Open Every Day excluding Christmas Eve, Christmas day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Easter Sunday. Urbis, Cathedral Gardens, Manchester. Tel: 0161 605 8200.

Tuesday, Sep 25

Martin Mere Wetland Centre

Home to over 100 species of rare and endangered birds. 9.30pm-5pm. Closed Christmas Day. Tickets: Admission £8.75/£6.50 Under 4s free WWT Martin Mere, Burscough. Tel: 01704 895181.

Wednesday, Sep 26

Victoria Gallery & Museum

Spanning the 16th to 21st centuries, the art collection comprises more than 6,500 items of fine art, sculpture, furniture, ceramics, glass, silverware Tuesday to Saturday: 10am-5pm. Tickets: Free Liverpool University, Ashton Street/Brownlow Hill, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 794 2348.

Art & Exhibitions

A range of attractions, including an internationally renowned collection of fine art, a hi-tech interactive children’s gallery. Tuesday to Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays, and also closed 1 January, Good Friday, 24-26 and 31 December). Tickets: Free Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 235 8888.

International Slavery Museum

The only national museum in the world to deal with transatlantic slavery and its legacies. Liverpool being central to the transatlantic slave trade. 10:00am until 5:00pm (Closed from 2pm on 24 December and all day on 25 and 26 December and 1 January). Tickets: Free Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 478 4499.

Imperial War Museum North

Imperial War Museum North is about people and their stories, about how lives have been and still are shaped by war and conflict. 10:00am until 5:00pm (Closed 24, 25 and 26 December). Tickets: Free Quay West, Trafford Wharf, Trafford Park, Manchester. Tel: 0161 836 4000.

The Walker Art Gallery

One of the finest art galleries in Europe. Covering art from medieval times to the 21st century, the gallery is a treasure trove awaiting discovery. 10:00am until 5:00pm (Closed from 2pm on 24 December, all day 25 and 26 December and 1 January). William Brown Street, City Centre, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 478 4199.

Sidetracked

An Exhibition of Photography by Stephen Fallows. A journey which explores the changing landscape from the smallest towns to one of the biggest cities. Open daily. The Portico Library & Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 236 6785.

MISCELLANEOUS

Friday, Sep 21

Appreciation Dinner for Jon Culshaw

Three-course dinner, entertainment, all money raised will help disadvantaged and disabled children in the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre area. 7pm. Tickets: £75-45 Imperial Hotel, Blackpool.

Monday, Sep 24

St John Ambulance Brigade

For more details telephone Noel 07970 852 727. 7pm. Astley Independent Methodist Church, Manchester Road, Astley, Leigh. Tel: 07970 852 727.

Tuesday, Sep 25

Rhymetime

Drop in or tel 01942 727119 for more information. 9.30am-10am. Ashton Library, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan. Tel: 01942 727119.

Under 5s Storytime

Free drop in session. The event includes stories, crafts, sing-a-longs and refreshments. 10am-10.45am. Aspull Library, Oakfield Crescent, Aspull, Wigan. Tel: 01942 831303.

Messy Monkeys

Messy play for under 5s. 2pm-2.45pm. Tickets: £2 Ashton Children’s Centre, Hilton Street, Ashton, Wigan. Tel: 01942 723965.

Leigh & District Society For The Blind

Social morning. 11.30am-2pm. Formby Hall, Alder Street, Atherton, Wigan. Tel: 01942 876496.

Wigan national Childbirth Trust

Coffee morning, baby and toddler groups, advice. For further information tel. 01942 247713. 1pm-3pm. St Peter’s Church, Hindley, Wigan. Tel: 01942 247713.

Friday, Sep 28

The British Musical Fireworks Championships

Over three nights, seven competitors fire displays choreographed to music of their choice. Daily. Tickets: From £5 Southport, Southport. Tel: 01704 533333.

LEISURE

Friday, Sep 21

Racing, Karting

Driving, Karting, Circuits 4x4 roading, race meetings. Three Sisters, Three Sisters Road, Ashton, Wigan. Tel: 01942 270230.

Leisure Pursuits

Country Park, centred on a 70 hectare lake. A variety of well maintained paths cater for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. Children’s play areas.

Pennington Flash Country Park, Leigh. Tel: 01942 605253.

Sunday, Sep 23

Wigan Sailing Club

Prospective members welcome. Meet around 10.30am Sunday morning. Scotmans Flash, Rusdene, Poolstock Lane, Wigan. Tel: 01942 222773/01257 452196.

Monday, Sep 24

Aegis Martial Arts

Classical Wing Chun martial art class for kids, anti bullying, leadership skills. tel for furtehr information. 6.30pm-7.30pm. Swimstart House, Bradley Lane, Standish, Wigan. Tel: 07946 312037.

Thursday, Sep 27

Leisure Activities

Coarse fishing. Children’s play area. Over 100 Bird species recorded. A variety of butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies on small nature

reserve. nulll. Orrell Water Park, Lodge Road, Orrell, Wigan. Tel: 01695 625338.

HOBBIES

Monday, Sep 24

Bookchat Reading Groups

Last Monday of the month. If you enjoy reading and talking about books drop in on this informal group. 2pm-3pm. Beech Hill Library, Buckley Street West, Beech Hill, Wigan. Tel: 01942 747750.

Bookchat Rading Group

Last Monday of the month. An informal group for those who enjoy reading and talking about books. 2pm-3pm. Hindley Library, Market Street, Hindley, Wigan. Tel: 01942 255287.

Bookchat Reading Groups

Last Monday of the month. If you enjoy reading and talkign about books, drop in on this informal group. 2pm-3pm. Hindley Library, Market Street, Hindley, Wigan. Tel: 01942 255287.

Knit & Natter

For further information tel. 01942 404817 or just drop in.

2pm-4pm. Atherton Library, York Street, Atherton, Leigh. Tel: 01942 404817.

Under 5s Storytime

Join us every week for a free drop in session. The event include stories, crafts, sing-a-longs and refreshments. 2pm-3pm. Tyldesley Library, Stanley Street, Tyldesley, Leigh. Tel: 01942 404738.

Rhyme Time

For further information tel 01942 487997. 2.30pm-3pm. Tyldesley Library, Stanley Street, Tyldesley, Leigh. Tel: 01942 404738.

Wigan Ladies Guild

An enjoyable evening with various and interesting speakers, plus social events and outings. First three Mondays of the month. 7pm-9pm. Wigan Baptist Church, Charles Street, Wigan. Tel: 01942 323033/245228.

St Michael’s Amateur Dramatics Society

Providing theatrical entertainment for over 50 years. Telephone for 01942 214572 details. St Michaels Church Hall, Shaw Street, Wigan. Tel: 01942 214572.

Rubber Bridge

Bridge lessons Monday at 7.30pm, new members welcome. 1.30pm also at 7.30pm. Wigan Bridge Club, 38 Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan. Tel: 01942 243612.

Cheerleading

Cheerleading, great exercise, make new friends. 5.15pm-8.15pm. Worsley Mesnes Community Centre, Clifton Street, Wigan. Tel: 01942 244641.

Studio 77 Arts Society

Painting in all mediums. Beginners welcome. For further information Tel. 01942 601132. 7pm-9pm. Leigh Bowling Club, Pownall Street, Leigh. Tel: 01942 601132.

Deep Harmony Male Voice Choir

Everyone who can sing welcome. 7.30pm-9pm. Fred Longworth High School, Print Shop Lane, Tyldelsey, Leigh. Tel: 01942 874608.

Wigan Woodcrafts

Promoting an intersst in woodturning and other related skills. Meetings alternate fortnightly between a demonstration evening and hands on night. 7.30pm. Platt Bridge Community Centre, Walthew Lane, Platt Bridge, Wigan.

Wigan Musical Theatre Group

New members always welcome on stage or back stage. 7.45pm. St Mary’s Parish Centre, Standishgate, Wigan. Tel: 01942 204461.

Cheerleading

For children aged 5-15 years. Telephone for more details. 5.15pm-8.15pm. Worsley Mesnes Community Centre, Clifton Street, Wigan. Tel: 01942 244641.

Deep Harmony Male Voice Choir

Male voice choir rehearsals. 7.30pm-9pm. Fred Longworth High School, Print Shop Lane, Tyldelsey, Leigh. Tel: 01942 874608.

Wigan choral Society Rehearsals

Meetings alternate Mondays. Promotes an itnerest in woodturning and other related skills. Email secretarty@wiganwoodcrafts.co.uk. 7.30pm. Trinity United Reform Church, Milton Grove, Wigan. Tel: 01257 425129.

Wigan Musical Theatre Group

New members always welcome on stage or bckstage with lighting scenery lighting or properties. 7.45pm. St Mary’s Parish Centre, Standishgate, Wigan. Tel: 01942 204461.

Tuesday, Sep 25

Standish Book Of The Month Reading Group

Third Tuesday of the month.

10am-11.30am. Standish Library, Cross Street, Standish, Wigan. Tel: 01257 400496.

Tyldesley Creative Writers

Discuss, share, get help and support with anything you are writing. 10am-12pm. Tyldesley Library, Stanley Street, Tyldesley, Leigh. Tel: 01942 404738.

Under 5s Storytime

Free drop-in session, stories, crafts sing-a-longs and refreshments. 10.30am-11.30am. Hindley Library, Market Street, Hindley, Wigan. Tel: 01942 255287.

Baby Book Club

Everyone welcome, meet new mums and introduce your baby to books. Drop-in. 11am-noon. Standish Library, Cross Street, Standish, Wigan. Tel: 01257 400496.

Get Into Reading

Informal and friendly reading group for adults. 11.30-1pm. Derby Room, Leigh Library, Civic Square, Leigh. Tel: 01942 404404.

Book Chat

A regular reading group featuring best sellers and more. Meet every second Tuesday. 1pm-2pm. Marsh Green Library, Harrow Road, Wigan. Tel: 01942 760041.

Reading Group

Informal group that reviews the books at the moment. Share your opinions with library staff and like-minded readers. The last Tuesday of the month. 2pm-3pm. Shevington Library, Gathurst Lane, Shevington, Wigan. Tel: 01257 252618.

Under 5s Storytime

Drop-in session every Tuesday. Includes stories, crafts and sing-alongs. 2pm-3pm. Ince Library, Smithy Green, Ince, Wigan. Tel: 01942 324423.

Under 5s Storytime

Weekly drop-in session. Including crafts, stories and sing-a-longs. 2pm-3pm. Marsh Green Library, Harrow Road, Wigan. Tel: 01942 760041.

Under 5s Storytime

Weekly drop-in session. Stories, crafts and sing-a-longs. 2pm-3pm. Standish Library, Cross Street, Standish, Wigan. Tel: 01257 400496.

Shakespeare Reading Group

Informal relaxed conversation and readings. The first Tuesday of every month. 5.30pm-6.30pm. Tickets: Free Beech Hill Library, Buckley Street West, Beech Hill, Wigan. Tel: 01942 747750.

Wednesday, Sep 26

Wymott Art Group

Social morning in which members pursue their own arts/crafts. Limited teaching available. 10am-1pm. Tickets: £2 Wymott Social Club, Willow Road, Ulnes Walton, Leyland. Tel: 01772 431986.

Thursday, Sep 27

Locomotive Club

Vintage American steam locomotives in Cuba. 7.30pm. St David’s Centre, Wargrave Road, Newton-le-Willows, Warrington. Tel: 01925 226473.

CLUBS

Friday, Sep 21

Leigh Ornithological Society

Illustrated talk and excellent photography by Dennis Atherton. 7.30pm. Derby Room, Turnpike Centre, Leigh. Tel: 01942 606531.

Chapel Gallery Art Club

Participants explore various techniques, media and learn new skills inspired by the latest exhibition or creative themes planned by the facilitators. Sessions run term time only. For 8 to 13 year olds sessions take place every Saturday and a special session for 13 to 18 year olds every other Saturday afternoon. Session times are 10.00am to midday and 1.00pm to 3.00pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

Monday, Sep 24

The Monday Club

For boys and girls to have fun with arts and craft, playing games, singing snooker.

Just turn up. 6pm-7.30pm. Tickets: £40p St Luke’s Church Centre, Stubshaw Cross, Ashton, Wigan.

Writer’s Group

A friendly and supportive creative writing session. Every two weeks, tel 01942 404404 for details. 5.30pm-6.45pm. Derby Room, Leigh Library, Civic Square, Leigh. Tel: 01942 404404.

Winstanley & Highfield Townswomen’s Guild

Everyone welcome. 8pm. Tickets: £1.500 The Grange Community Centre, Highfield, Wigan.

Rhyme Time

Rhyme Time. 10am-10.30am. Golborne Library, Tanners Lane, Golborne, Leigh. Tel: 01942 404404.

Modern Classic Reading Group

Tackling the greatest releases of the last 100 years, in a friendly supportive environment. Last Monday of every month. 10.30am-11.30am. Ashton Library, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan. Tel: 01942 727119.

Baby Club

Introduce your baby to the world of books and spend social time with parents/carers like yourself. No need to book, drop-in. 1.30pm-3.00pm. Tickets: Free Standish Library, Cross Street, Standish, Wigan. Tel: 01257 400496.

Baby Rhyme Time

No booking required. 2pm-2.30pm. Standish Library, Cross Street, Standish, Wigan. Tel: 01257 400496.

Film Club

Chill out watching a film in the library, refreshments provided. Tel. 01942 404738 for more details. 4.30pm-6.30pm. Tickets: Free Tyldesley Library, Stanley Street, Tyldesley, Leigh. Tel: 01942 404738.

Wigan Ladies Guild

Meetings held on the first three Mondays of the month. Various and interesting speakers, plus social events and outings. No meetings January or July. 7pm-9pm. Wigan Baptist Church Hall, Charles Street, Wigan. Tel: 01942 323033.

All Saints Ladies Circle

Interesting speakers, theatre trips and day outings. Meet on the first Monday of each month. 7.30pm-9pm. All Saints RC Church meeting room, High Street, Golborne, Wigan. Tel: 01942 510554.

Winstanley & Highfield Townswomen’s Guild

Every second and fourth Monday of the month. 8pm. Tickets: £1 The Grange Community Centre, Winstanley, Wigan.

Orrell Townswomen

Meet the first Monday on the month. 7.30pm. St Luke’s Church Hall, Orrell, Wigan. Tel: 01942 223199.

Tuesday, Sep 25

Probus Club

For retired or semi-retired men and women. Talks, days out. New members always welcome. 10.30am. The Crown, Worthington, Standish, Wigan. Tel: 01257 424994.

Wednesday, Sep 26

Wigan Ukulele Club

The club meet every Wednesday. All ages and abilities welcome. Tel Stephen 07981 976 904 for more information. 7.30pm. The Crooke Hall Inn, Crooke Village, Wigan. Tel: 07981 976 904.

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