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Sarah Millican during filming for The Sarah Millican Television Programme at Media City, Salford, is playing the Manchester Apollo
Sarah Millican during filming for The Sarah Millican Television Programme at Media City, Salford, is playing the Manchester Apollo
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A COMPREHENSIVE guide to what’s on in Wigan and the surrounding areas ...

THEATRE

Chorley

Neil Innes

Music, comedy and sattire. 7.30pm. Tickets: £13 Chorley Little Theatre, Dole Street, Chorley. Tel: 01257 264362. Sun, Oct 7 only.

Bolton

Dolly, The Show

The show celebrates the music that made Dolly the world icon she is today. 7.30pm. Tickets: £18 The Albert Halls, Victoria Square, Bolton. Tel: 01204 334400. Fri, Oct 5 only.

A World Of Dance

Bolton Dance and Performing arts College present “ A World Of Dance”. 7.15pm. The Albert Halls, Victoria Square, Bolton. Tel: 01204 334400. Sat, Oct 6 only.

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

Carnival Queens. 7.30pm. Tickets: £21 The Albert Halls, Victoria Square, Bolton. Tel: 01204 334400. Opens Tues, Oct 9 until Wed, Oct 10.

Manchester

Fields Of Grey

An American Soldier.

A British Muslim Mujahid.

Two men on opposite sides of a war.

7.30pm. Tickets: £5/£8 Contact Theatre, Oxford Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161 274 0600. Opens Wed, Oct 3 until Sat, Oct 13.

Sarah Millican

Stand-up comedian and writer from North East England. 8pm. Tickets: £40 Manchester Apollo, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, Manchester. Tel: 08444 777 677. Sat, Oct 6 only.

Jesus Christ Superstar

The first ever UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock classic Jesus Christ Superstar. Sundays: September 30 and October 7. 7.30pm. Tickets: Tickets from £45 MEN Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester. Tel: 0844 847 8000. Opens Sun, Sep 30 until Sun, Oct 7.

Sister Act - The Musical

Smash hit musical. 7.30pm. Tickets: £19.50-£43.50 Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 238 7800. Opens Tues, Sep 25 until Sat, Oct 6.

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.

Teh H.P. Lovecraft Chronicles

A double bill based on two classic tales of horror by H.P. Lovecraft. 8pm. Tickets: £12 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000. Sat, Oct 6 only.

Borderline Vultures: Happy Storm Theatre

A blend of theatre, comedy, exploration and childhood magic playfully exploring the experiences of Salford’s multi-ethnic community. 7.30pm to 9pm. Tickets: Tickets from: £5 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000. Opens Sat, Oct 6 until Sun, Oct 28.

Josh Widdicombe

One of the best up-and-coming comedians on the UK circuit. 8pm. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000. Sun, Oct 7 only.

Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s great political thriller finds contemporary echoes in modern Africa. 7.30pm. Tickets: £18 - £24 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000. Opens Tues, Oct 2 until Sat, Oct 6.

Rambert Dance Compnay

Labyrinth of Love Tour 2012. 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 to £24 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000. Opens Wed, Oct 10 until Fri, Oct 12.

The Heretic

Richard Bean’s riotous black comedy. 7.30pm. Tickets: £17.50/£19.50 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000. Opens Thurs, Sep 27 until Sat, Oct 13.

Grease

Join Danny and Sandy, along with those groovy T-Birds, sassy Pink Ladies and the whole gang at Rydell High for this high octane Rock’n’Roll party. 7.30pm. The Palace Theatre, Oxford Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 245 6600. Opens Mon, Oct 8 until Sat, Oct 13.

Liverpool

John Bishop

Liverpool Comedy Festival: Rollercoaster. 7.30pm. Tickets: £30 Liverpool Echo Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 8000 400. Opens Wed, Oct 3 until Sat, Oct 6.

Ross Noble

Liverpool Comedy Festival: Ross Noble. 8pm. Tickets: £25 Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 847 2525. Sat, Oct 6 only.

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing’s first ever National Tour. 7.30pm. Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 847 2525. Opens Tues, Oct 9 until Sat, Oct 27.

The Alchemist

Ben Jonson’s 17th century satirical farce will be spun into pure comedy gold in the hands of rising star director Robert Icke. 7.30pm. The Playhouse, Williamson Square, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 4776. Opens Tues, Sep 25 until Sat, Oct 6.

Macbeth

A modern day setting is allied with traditional language to bring literature’s most infamous King slayer to a whole new audience.

7.30pm. The Royal Court, Roe Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 4321. Opens Fri, Sep 21 until Sat, Oct 13.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Modern day Liverpool is the setting for Shakespeare’s finest comedy. A hedonistic night of love and magic. 7.30pm. The Royal Court, Roe Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 4321. Opens Fri, Sep 21 until Sat, Oct 13.

John Cooper Clarke

Manchester’s sharp-dressed, sharp-delivering punk poet. 8pm. The Royal Court, Roe Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 4321. Wed, Oct 10 only.

Warrington

The Vagina Monologues

Hilariously witty and poignant collection of tales from women from all around the world. 7.30pm. Tickets: £19.50 Palmyra Square South, Warrington. Tel: 01925 442345. Sat, Oct 6 only.

The Good Old Days

Good old fashioned variety show. 2.30pm. Palmyra Square South, Warrington. Tel: 01925 442345. Tues, Oct 9 only.

St Helens

Life Begins at 40

About this event Linda approaches 40! Is S E X the problem with her marriage? 7.30pm. Tickets: £7/£5 The Citadel, Waterloo Street, St Helens. Tel: 01744 735436. Opens Fri, Oct 5 until Sat, Oct 6.

The Twist Show

This exciting show brings an American Diner right into the theatre where ‘Big’ Tony Tremendo, the diner owner, delivers a fun-packed show. 7.30pm. Tickets: £19 Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens. Tel: 01744 756000. Sat, Oct 6 only.

Coppelia

Vienna Festival Ballet. 5pm. Tickets: £18.50-£12.50 Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens. Tel: 01744 756000. Sun, Oct 7 only.

Hyde

Calendar Girls

A Women’s Institute chapter’s fund-raising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.

7.30pm. Hyde’s Festival Theatre, Corporation Street, Hyde. Tel: 0161 367 8676. Opens Wed, Oct 10 until Sat, Oct 13.

MUSIC

Rock

Friday, Oct 5

Power Within Tour

DragonForce, Alestorm, The Defiled, Cavorts. 7pm. Tickets: £17.50 Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161 832 1111.

Between The Buried And Me

With: Periphery, The Safety Fire. 7.30pm. Tickets: £13 Manchester Academy, Oxford Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 832 1111.

Chantel McGregor

Exciting rock/blues guitarist. 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161 832 1111.

The Beat

Combining some of the old classics with some brand new material. 8pm. Tickets: £15 Eric’s Club, Matthew Street, Wigan.

Project, Praise The Youth

Rise To Demise, Undiscovered Society. 7.30pm. Tickets: £6 O2 Academy, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 477 2000.

Are You Experienced?

Great tribute. 8pm. Cavern Pub and Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 236 1964.

Saturday, Oct 6

John Cale

Co-founder of Velvet Underground and highly acclaimed pianist and composer in his own right. 6pm. Tickets: £22.50 Ritz Ballroom, Whitworth Street West, Manchester. Tel: 0161 236 4355.

The Farm

Spartacus. 7.30pm. Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161 832 1111.

Marina & The Diamonds

New wave pop. 7.30pm. Tickets: £20 Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161 832 1111.

Talk Of The Town – All Day Music Event

Fantastic line-up. 2pm. Tickets: £6 The Ruby Lounge, High Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 834 1392.

Age Of Diversity II

A full day of live music from some more up and coming talent in the Manchester music scene. 12.30pm. Tickets: £8 Satan’s Hollow, Princes Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 236 0666.

The Chevrons

Four piece rock outfit. 8pm. Tickets: £6 O2 Academy, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 477 2000.

Sunday, Oct 7
Wintersleep

Nova Scotian indie rock. 7.30pm. Tickets: £8.50 The Deaf Institute, Grosvenor Street, Manchester.

The Kat Men

With: The Caezars. 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 The Ruby Lounge, High Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 834 1392.

Lianne La Havas

null 7pm. Tickets: £13. O2 Academy, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 477 2000.

Monday, Oct 8

Slash

With: Ginger Wildheart. 7.30pm. Tickets: £52 Manchester Apollo, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, Manchester. Tel: 08444 777 677.

A Plastic Rose

With: Wecamefromwolves. 7.30pm. Tickets: £6 O2 Academy, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 477 2000.

Tuesday, Oct 9

Ren Harvieu

Lewis Watson, The Sundowners. 7pm. Tickets: £12 Ritz Ballroom, Whitworth Street West, Manchester. Tel: 0161 236 4355.

Michelle Shocked

Angst-ridden American acoustic/folk star. 8pm. Tickets: £15 Band On The Wall, Swan Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 832 6625.

George Michael

Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour. 7.30pm. Tickets: Tickets from: £75 MEN Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester. Tel: 0844 847 8000.

Mayday Parade

With: The Summer Set, The Natives. 7pm. Tickets: £42.50 O2 Academy, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 477 2000.

Pop

Jim Noir

English folktronica retro-pop. 7.30pm. Tickets: £6 The Deaf Institute, Grosvenor Street, Manchester.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra UK

Ray McVay leads. 7.30pm. Tickets: £15-£29.50 The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 907 9000.

Neil Sedaka

American chart-topper. 7.30pm. Tickets: £45 The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 907 9000.

George Michael

Symphonica - The Orchestral Tour. 7.30pm. Liverpool Echo Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 8000 400.

Cheryl & Tinchy Stryder

A Million Lights Tour. 7.30pm. Tickets: £35 Liverpool Echo Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 8000 400.

Soul

Michael Williams

Member of the world famous Drifters Michael Williams embarks on his first solo tour. Expect a selection of classic and soulful love songs 7.30pm. Tickets: £16/£18 The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 907 8360.

The Skints

London-based reggae and dub upstarts. 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 Manchester Academy, Oxford Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161 832 1111.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Smoke Fairies

London based duo of Jessica Davies and Katherine Blamire. 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 The Deaf Institute, Grosvenor Street, Manchester.

Classical

Music from the Movies

The music of John Williams. 2.30pm. Tickets: From £14. The Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 3789.

Brass Bands

Brass For Brass

Charity concert featuring Grimethorpe Colliery Band. 7.30pm. Tickets: £12 The Albert Halls, Victoria Square, Bolton. Tel: 01204 334400.

Choral

The Choir Of The Year 2012

The UK’s national choral competition. Sixteen of the UK’s leading amateur choirs will perform. 2pm and 7pm. Tickets: £10- £18 The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 907 9000.

Country & Western

Solid Gold Country Legends

With Randy Ryman and the Outlaw Country Band, Country Legends brings you the perfect mix of old and new country hits. 7.30pm. Tickets: £17 The Brindley, High Street, Runcorn, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 907 8360.

NIGHTCLUBS

Friday, Oct 5

Andy Smith’s Jam Up Twist

DJ Andy Smith 11pm. Tickets: £11 Band On The Wall, Swan Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 832 6625.

Northern Lights Club Night

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

Saturday, Oct 6

Keep It Unreal

Mr Scruff. 9.30pm. Tickets: £11 Band On The Wall, Swan Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 832 6625.

PUBS/CLUBS

Friday, Oct 5

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, Oct 6

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, Oct 7

Beyond Belief

Blackpool’s Most Famous Magic, Variety Show. Starring the incrediibly 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, Oct 9

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, Oct 8

Scottish Country Dancing

No partner necessary, tution 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, Oct 9

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.

SALES

Friday, Oct 5

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.

Saturday, Oct 6

Car boot and table top

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, Oct 7

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.

Craft Fayre

Stalls with goods ranging from cards and Christmas gifts to candles and knitwear. 11am-3pm. Twelve Apostles Parish Centre, Westleigh Lane, Leigh.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Oct 6

Wigan Wool - Fun Day

Crafting/fun day. Undercover stalls, henna painting raffles, outdoor play and much more. From 11am. Sunshine House Community Centre, Scholes, Wigan.

EXHIBITIONS

Friday, Oct 5

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.

Heart Shrine Relics Tour

A rare opportunity to view the 2,500 year ancient relics, which were found among the cremation ashes of Buddhist masters. Friday 5pm opening ceremony; Sat: 10am to 7pm; Sunday: 10am to 5pm. Gandi Hall, Brunswick Road, Withington, Manchester. Tel: M20 4QB.

Saturday, Oct 6

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.

Monday, Oct 8

Liverpool Love

Works by Yoko Ono, Sir Peter Blake, Noel Fielding and Stuart Sutcliffe star in this unique exhibition celebrating the artists’ love of the city. 10am-5pm. Museum Of Liverpool, The Pier Head, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 478 4545.

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.

Thursday, Oct 11

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. Tel: 0161 834 9879.

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Friday, Oct 5

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.

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.

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.

Tuesday, Oct 9

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.

MISCELLANEOUS

Tuesday, Oct 9

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.

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.

Messy Monkeys

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

LEISURE

Friday, Oct 5

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, Oct 7

Wigan Sailing Club

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

Monday, Oct 8

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..

HOBBIES

Monday, Oct 8

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 Reading 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.

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 interest in woodturning and other related skills. Email secretary@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 backstage with scenery lighting or properties. 7.45pm. St Mary’s Parish Centre, Standishgate, Wigan. Tel: 01942 204461.

Tuesday, Oct 9

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.

CLUBS

Monday, Oct 8

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.

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.

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. 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, Oct 9

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.