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What’s On

Michael McIntyre

Michael McIntyre

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

THEATRE

Manchester

Michael McIntyre

Michael’s spot-on observational comedy and trademark ability to turn everyday situations into hilarious masterclasses of human behaviour. 7.30pm. Tickets: £35 MEN Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester. Tel: 0844 847 8000. Until Mon, 
Oct 29.

The Mousetrap Touring

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap has been the world’s longest running stage production. In 2012 the record-breaking production enters its 60th year. 7.30pm. Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester. Tel: 0844 871 3018. Until Sat, Oct 27.

Orpheus Descending

Set in the Deep South of America the drama begins when a charismatic young drifter arrives in town with a guitar, a snakeskin jacket and a dodgy past. 7.30pm. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. Tel: 0161 833 9833. Until Sat, Nov 24.

Russell Kane

Infectiously energetic comedian. 7.30pm. Tickets: £17.50 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000. Fri, Oct 26 only.

Count Magnus; Oh Whistle..

Two unfortgetable spine-chillers by M R James. 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Tickets: £12 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000. Sat, Oct 27 and Sun, Oct 28.

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. Until Sun, Oct 28.

Greg Davies

Brand new stand-up show -–The Back of My Mum’s Head. 7.30pm. Tickets: £20 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000. Sun, Oct 28.

Hairy Maclary & Friends

“Out of the gate and off for a walk, went Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy!” 2pm; Sat 11am. Tickets: £8.50/£5.50 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000. Opens Thurs, Nov 1 until Sat, Nov 3.

Daniel Sloss

Award-winning comedian. 7.30pm. Tickets: £14 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000. Thurs, Nov 1 only.

42nd Street

Tiemless, classic musical. 7.30pm. The Palace Theatre, Oxford Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 245 6600. Until Sat, 
Oct 27.

Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson

Australia’s answer to Roy “Chubby” Brown, not for those easily offended. 8pm. The Palace Theatre, Oxford Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 245 6600. Wed, Oct 31 only.

Sally Morgan

Psychic Sally On The Road. 7.30pm. Tickets: £24.50 The Palace Theatre, Oxford Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 245 6600. Wed, Oct 31 only.

The Elves And The Shoemaker

Everyone’s favourite story featuring stunning puppets, music and surprises aplenty.

Adapted and directed by Niki McCretton. 11.30am and 2.30pm. Tickets: £3.50 /£5.50 Waterside Arts Centre, Sale Waterside, Sale, Manchester. Tel: 0161 912 5616. Wed, 
Oct 31 only.

Fagin’s Last Hour

Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, adapted and performed by James Hyland and directed by Phil Lowe. 7.30pm. Tickets: £8 Waterside Arts Centre, Sale Waterside, Sale, Manchester. Tel: 0161 912 5616. Thurs, Nov 1 only.

Wigan

Lady Windermere’s Fan

Lady Windermere seems to have it all. That is until she is visited by one of London society’s most notorious gossip. Classic comedy full of intrigue. 7.30pm. Tickets: £7.50 Wigan Little Theatre, Crompton Street, Wigan. Tel: 01942 242561. Until Sat, Oct 27.

Liverpool

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing’s first National Tour. 7.30pm. Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 847 2525. Until Sat, Oct 27.

Southport

Kevin ‘Bloody’ Wilson

Australia’s answer to Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown – so not for the easily offended. 8pm. Southport Floral Hall, The Promenade, Southport. Tel: 01704 434343. Wed, 
Oct 31 only.

Sally Morgan

Psychic Sally On The Road. 7.30pm. Tickets: £27.50 Southport Floral Hall, The Promenade, Southport. Tel: 01704 434343. Thurs, Nov 1.

MUSIC

R&B

Saturday, Oct 27

Neville Staple

The original Rude Boy one of the forerunners of the Ska movement. 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.50 The Magnet, Hardman Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 3654.

Rock

Friday, Oct 26

The Cribs

One of the biggest cult bands in the UK. 7pm. Tickets: £18 Manchester Apollo, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, Manchester. Tel: 08444 777 677.

Sinnergod

Halloween Party night! From 7pm. Tickets: Free Tudor House, New Market Street, Wigan.

Myslovitz

8pm. Tickets: £14.50.
O2 Academy, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 477 2000.

Terrorvision

Rocktoberfest. 7pm. Tickets: £17.50 Ritz Ballroom, Whitworth Street West, Manchester. Tel: 0161 236 4355.

James Walsh

James Walsh (Starsailor) plus support. 8pm. Tickets: £6 Indiependence, King Street West, Wigan.

The Wicked Whispers

With: The Sundowners, Edgar Jones. 7pm. Tickets: £6 O2 Academy, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 477 2000.

Merry Hell Play Merry Halloween

Fast-rising Folk Rock band. 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 The Citadel, Waterloo Street, St Helens. Tel: 01744 735436.

Sunday, Oct 28

Wishbone Ash

Legendary British band. 8pm. Tickets: £18.50 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000.

The Tallest Man On Earth

With Crooked Fingers. 7pm. Tickets: £16.50 Ritz Ballroom, Whitworth Street West, Manchester. Tel: 0161 236 4355.

Don McLean

40th anniversary of American Pie. 7.30pm. Tickets: £39.50 The Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 3789.

Monday, Oct 29

Shinedown

With Exit Ten. 7.30pm. Tickets: £16 Manchester Apollo, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, Manchester. Tel: 08444 777 677.

The Proclaimers

Aka Craig and Charlie Reid, celebrating their 25th anniversary. 7.30pm. Tickets: £24.50. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000.

Tim Burgess

Frontman with Manchester indie gods The Charlatans. 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 The Magnet, Hardman Street, Liverpool. 
Tel: 0151 709 3654.

Tuesday, Oct 30

The Civil Wars

With The Lumineers. 7pm. Tickets: £17 Manchester Apollo, Stockport Road, Ardwick Green, Manchester. Tel: 08444 777 677.

The Walkmen

With Wild Nothing. 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 Ritz Ballroom, Whitworth Street West, Manchester. Tel: 0161 236 4355.

Wednesday, Oct 31

Eddi Reader

Melting vocals. 8pm. Tickets: £20 The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 208 6000.

Beach House

American boy/girl duo. Sixties folk and modern electronica. 7.30pm. Tickets: £16. Ritz Ballroom, Whitworth Street West, Manchester. Tel: 0161 236 4355.

Lawson

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

Pop

’60s Gold Tour 2012

Gerry And The Pacemakers,PJ Proby, Len ‘Chip’ Hawkes,The Animals & Friends. 7.30pm. The Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 3789.

Blues, Folk & Irish

Faustus

Major force on the English folk scene. 7.30pm. The Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool. 
Tel: 0151 709 3789.

The Civil Wars

With The Lumineers. 7pm. Tickets: £17 The Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool. 
Tel: 0151 709 3789.

Classical

Opus One Concerts

Dvorak, cello Concerto; Beethoven, Symphony No 3 Eroica. 7.30pm. The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 907 9000.

NIGHTCLUBS

Friday, Oct 26

Northern Lights Club Night

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

Bouncebackability

Andy Whitby, Ultrabeat, Klubfiller, Hypasonica, MC Wizzkid, Rob Cain, John Neal. 9pm. Tickets: £10 Elements & Legends, King Street, Wigan.

PUBS AND CLUBS

Friday, Oct 26

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.

Barrel of Laughs

Top class comics. 8pm. Tickets: £10/£13 The Orwell, Wigan Pier, Wigan. Tel: 01942 825677.

Saturday, Oct 27

Free And Easy

Free and easy night (singers welcome). 7.30pm. 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.

Laughs On The Lane

An evening of comedy with Bob Slayer and support, compere Mr Jimmy O. 8.30pm. Tickets: £10 The Bellingham Hotel, Wigan Lane, Wigan. Tel: 01942 243893.

96 Tears

The last Saturday of each month ’60s, garage, rock ‘n’ roll, rhythm and lues, 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 28

Beyond Belief

Blackpool’s most famous magic, variety show. Starring 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 30

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. Each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. 7.30pm. The Horseshoe@Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Promenade, Blackpool. Tel: 0870 444 5566.

DANCE

Monday, Oct 29

Scottish country dancing

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

Tuesday, Oct 30

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, Oct 31

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, Oct 26

Farmers’ market and 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. Heskin Hall, Wood Lane, Heskin, Chorley. Tel: 07599 831907.

Saturday, Oct 27

Harvest Market

Stalls will include collectors’ goods and toys. 11am. Free admission St Nathaniel’s Church Resource Centre, Platt Bridge, Wigan.

Sunday, Oct 28

Antique And Vintage Market

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

Nearly new sale

Snap up some fabulous bargains. 10am-2pm. Free admission Haigh Hall Ballroom, Haigh, Wigan.

SPECIAL EVENTS

Saturday, Oct 27

Power Fest

Activities for everyone to celebrate Manchester Science Week. Demonstrations, boat rides and the fantastic steam engine. Ring for further information. 11am. Trencherfield Mill, Wigan Pier, Wigan.

Monday, Oct 29

An introduction to old handwriting

Medieval to Modern Palaeography. Booking essential.

Each Monday to Nov 19. 11am. Tickets: £15 the course. Museum of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan. Tel: 01942 828128.

Witches & wizards

Booking essential. Suitable for children aged four to 11. 01942 828128. 1pm. Tickets: £2.50 The History Shop, Rodney Street, Wigan. 
Tel: 01942 828128.

Tuesday, Oct 30

Spooky night at the library

For children aged seven and over. Please be aware your parents may be frightened! (Tickets needed, free from library). 7.30pm. Free entry. Derby Room, Leigh Library, Civic Square, Leigh. Tel: 01942 404404.

Wednesday, Oct 31

Circus Vegas

Circus Vegas is rolling into town in true American style. Weekdays 3pm and 7.30pm; Saturday and Sunday 2pm and 4.30pm,. Tickets: Tickets from £7 on first day DW Stadium, Robin Park Road, Wigan.

Halloween party

For children aged five and under. For further information telephone 01257 252618. 10am-11am and 2pm-3pm. Shevington Library, Gathurst Lane, Shevington, Wigan. Tel: 01257 252618.

Halloween stories in the park

Tickets needed, free from library.) Under fivess and children. For further information telephone 01942 404404 1.30pm. Lilford Park, Leigh.

EXHIBITIONS

Friday, Oct 26

Norley Art Group exhibition

Norley Art Group annual exhibition. 10am to 4pm. Norley Hall Community Centre, Norley Hall Avenue, Wigan.

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. Admission free. Merseyside Maritime Museum, Albert Dock, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 478 4499.

Saturday, Oct 27

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 29

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.

Comedians: From the 1940s to Now

A National Portrait Gallery touring exhibition, Comedians features more than 50 photographic portraits – a must see. Sun to Fri: 11am to 5pm; Sat: 10am-5pm. Entry free, donations welcomed. The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Tel: 0843 208 6000.

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 10am 5pm. Saturday 11am - 3pm. Wednesday and Sunday Closed. The Museum Of Wigan Life, Library Street, Wigan. Tel: 01942 828128.

TOURIST

Friday, Oct 26

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 noon-5pm, Tue and Thur 1pm-5pm (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 10am - 5:pm. Closed from 2pm on December 24, all day December 25 and 26 and January 1. 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 more than 140,000 objects, artefacts 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.

Ghostrours

Reputedly the third most haunted house in Britain. Wine on arrival, hot super after tour. Booking essential. 7.15pm. Tickets: £25 Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.

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. St Helens Road, Leigh. Tel: 01942 605253.

Tuesday, Oct 30

Martin Mere Wetland Centre

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

Wednesday, Oct 31

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 10am-5pm (closed Mondays except Bank Holidays, and also closed December 24-26, December 31, January 1 and Good Friday. Free admission 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. 10am-5pm (Closed from 2pm on December 24 and all day on December 25 and 26 and January 1). Free admission. 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. 10am - 5pm (Closed December 24, 25 and 26). Free admission. 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. 10am - 5pm (Closed from 2pm on December 24 and all day on December 25 and 26 and January 1). William Brown Street, City Centre, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 478 4199.

Halloween midnight ghost tour

A special ghost tour around reputedly the third most haunted house in the country. Wine on arrival plus hot supper. Booking essential. 9.15pm. Tickets: £50 Hoghton Tower, Hoghton, near, Preston. Tel: 01254 852986.

MISCELLANEOUS

Saturday, Oct 27

Mind Over Matter workshop

Psychic readings. Tel. 07779 679877. 10am-5pm. Halsa Healing, Wallgate, Wigan.

Tuesday, Oct 30

Rhymetime

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

Under fives storytime

Free drop-in session. The event includes stories, crafts, sing-alongs 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 Chidlbirth 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 fives. 2pm-2.45pm. Tickets: £2 Ashton Children’s Centre, Hilton Street, Ashton, Wigan. Tel: 01942 723965.

Leisure

Friday, Oct 26

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 28

Wigan Sailing Club

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

Monday, Oct 29

Aegis Martial Arts

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

HOBBIES

Monday, Oct 29

Bookchat reading group

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.

Bookchat reading group

Last Monday of the month. If you enjoy reading and talking 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 fives storytime

Join us every week for a free drop in session. The event include stories, crafts, sing-alongs 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 more than 50 years. Tel 01942 214572 for details. St Michael’s 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 rel 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 interest 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.

Cheerleading

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

Wigan Choral Society Rehearsals

Meetings alternate Mondays. Trinity United Reformed Church, Milton Grove, Wigan. Tel: 01257 425129.

Wigan Musical Theatre Group

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

Tuesday, Oct 30

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 fives 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 which reviews the books of 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 fives storytime

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

Under fives storytime

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

Under fives 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, Oct 31

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.

CLUBS

Monday, Oct 29

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: £4 St Luke’s Church Centre, Stubshaw Cross, Ashton, Wigan.

Writers’ 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, 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. Admission 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 30

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, Oct 31

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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