What’s On - March 23

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WHAT’S ON in Wigan and the surrounding areas from Friday, March 23.

THEATRE

Bolton

The Comedy Store

Top flight comics entertain. 7.30pm. Tickets: Tickets from £12-£14 Bolton Arena, Arena Approach, Horwich, Bolton. Fri, Mar 23 only.

Manchester

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls has become known around the world as one of the most recognized faces of survival and outdoor adventure. 7.30pm. Tickets: £39.50 MEN Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester. Tel: 0844 847 8000. Sun, Mar 25 only.

The Original Harlem Globetrotters

Bringing a brand new show packed with even more family fun, amazing tricks and the incredible basketball skills we’ve come to expect. 6.30pm. Tickets: £25-£40 MEN Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester. Tel: 0844 847 8000. Wed, Mar 28 only.

Calendar Girls (Touring)

A group of ordinary women do something extraordinary and spark a global phenomenon! 7.30pm. Opera House, Quay Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 238 7800. Opens Mon, Mar 19 until Sat, Mar 24.

Saturday Night And Sunday Morning

Alan Sillitoe’s iconic novel is transformed into a spectacular new stage version by Matthew Dunster. 7.30pm. Tickets: Tickets £9-£29 Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. Tel: 0161 833 9833. Opens Fri, Mar 2 until Sat, Apr 7.

DNA

Hull Truck Theatre Company production. 7.30pm. Royal Exchange Theatre, St Anns Square, Manchester. Tel: 0161 833 9833. Opens Tues, Mar 20 until Sat, Mar 24.

Chicago – The Musical (Touring)

One of the hottest shows wherever it’s staged. 7.30pm. The Palace Theatre, Oxford Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 245 6600. Opens Mon, Mar 19 until Sat, Mar 24.

Wigan

Celebration

Two part comedy in which we’re introduced to two working class Northern families. First we see them preparing for a wedding and then a funeral. 7.30pm. Wigan Little Theatre, Crompton Street, Wigan. Tel: 01942 242561. Opens Wed, Mar 21 until Sat, Mar 31.

Liverpool

Disney On Ice: Princesses And Heroes

High flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends are just a wish away! Ring box office for details. Tickets: £13 -£32.50 Liverpool Echo Arena, Kings Dock, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 8000 400. Opens Wed, Mar 21 until Sun, Mar 25.

Save The Last Dance For Me

Save The Last Dance For Me will take you back through the music and magic of the early ‘60s. 7.30pm. Liverpool Empire, Lime Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 847 2525. Opens Mon, Mar 26 until Sat, Mar 31.

Swallows and Amazons

Follow Captain John and his crew as they set sail to Wildcat Island on an exotic adventure. 7pm. Tickets: Tickets from £12 The Playhouse, Williamson Square, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 4776. Opens Mon, Mar 26 until Sat, Mar 31.

Baby – The Musical

Emotional stresses and triumphs, desperate lows and the comic highs as couples anticipate a new arrival.7.30pm. Tickets: £10/£8 The Unity Theatre, Hope Place, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 4988. Opens Wed, Mar 21 until Fri, Mar 23.

St Helens

The Winslow Boy

Based on a father’s fight to clear his son’s name. 7.30pm. Tickets: Tickets £9.50-£22.50 Bolton Little Theatre, Hanover Street, St Helens. Tel: 01204 524469. Opens Thurs, Mar 29 until Sat, Apr 21.

Michael Jackson Tribute

The World’s Greatest Michael Jackson Tribute Concert. 7.30pm. Tickets: Tickets £16.50 Theatre Royal, Corporation Street, St Helens. Tel: 01744 756000. Sat, Mar 24 only.

Leigh

The Reunion

Touching yet at times hilarious, this examination of faded dreams and flimsy facades focuses on a college reunion that begins badly and gets worse. 7.30pm. Tyldesley Little Theatre, Lemon Street, Tyldesley, Leigh. Tel: 01942 655619. Opens Tues, Mar 20 until Sat, Mar 24.

MUSIC

Rock

Friday, Mar 23

Genes – ish

Tribute. 8pm. Tickets: £7 Moses Gate, Bolton Road, Farnworth, Bolton. Tel: 01204 576278.

George Mileson

An acoustic tribute to Bruce Springsteen. 8.30pm. Tickets: £10 Cavern Pub and Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 236 1964.

Saturday, Mar 24

Roxy Magic

Tribute. 8pm. Tickets: Tickets £5 Moses Gate, Bolton Road, Farnworth, Bolton. Tel: 01204 576278.

Invisible Ducks

Female-fronted four-piece rock band from Wigan.

7.30pm. The Cherry Gardens, Wigan Lane, Wigan.

Jalapenoes

With The Extras. 7.30pm. The Hindley Arms, Market Street, Wigan.

Smitten Kitten

‘80s rock and glam music. 8pm. The Boulevard, Wallgate, Wigan.

Cold Shoulder

With: Kids On Bridges. 7.30pm. Tickets: Tickets £5 Eric’s Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool.

The Waterboys

Still going strong. 8pm. Tickets: £28.50 The Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 3789.

Counter Parts

Rush tribute act playing songs by the Canadian prog-rockers. 8pm. The Avenue, Leigh.

Sunday, Mar 25

Cosmos Alley

Indie/rock/pop 8pm. Tickets: Free Moses Gate, Bolton Road, Farnworth, Bolton. Tel: 01204 576278.

Gypsy

Female-fronted touring covers band with decades of experience on the North West music scene come to Wigan.

8pm. The Boulevard, Wallgate, Wigan.

Charlie Simpson

Fightstar frontman. 7.30pm. Tickets: Tickets from £13.50 O2 Academy, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 477 2000.

Sunday Service

Null 8pm. The Avenue, Leigh.

Tuesday, Mar 27

Mark Stewart & the Mafia

Unique. 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.50 The Ruby Lounge, High Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 834 1392.

Super 8 Cynics

With The Maydays, Sprungloaded, Deaf Sirens,O.C.D. 7.30pm. Tickets: £12.50 The Ruby Lounge, High Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 834 1392.

Los Campesinos!

Cardiff-based outfit. 7pm. Tickets: £10 O2 Academy, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 477 2000.

Curtis Stigers

Platinum-selling singer, songwriter and saxophonist. 7.30pm. Tickets: £19.50 The Philharmonic Hall, Hope Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 709 3789.

Wednesday, Mar 28

Matt Lonsdale

Null 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 O2 Academy, 11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0844 477 2000.

Jazz

King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys

High-energy show. 7.30pm. Tickets: £13.50 Eric’s Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool.

Soul

The Four Tops, The Temptations

With: Tavares, The Crystals. 7.30pm. Tickets: £40 MEN Arena, Victoria Station, Hunts Bank, Manchester. Tel: 0844 847 8000.

Classical

Reflections On Debussy

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Steven Osborne. 7.30pm. Tickets: £10 – £33.50 The Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 907 9000.

Miscellaneous

Jah Wobble

Ambient and avant-rock music. 7.30pm. Tickets: £14 The Ruby Lounge, High Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 834 1392.

NIGHTCLUBS

Friday, Mar 23

Northern Lights Club Night

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

PUBS/CLUBS

Friday, Mar 23

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, Mar 24

Free And Easy

Free and easy night (no singers required). 7.30pm. Tickets: small door charge Whelley Labour Club, Northumberland Street, Whelley, Wigan.

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, Mar 25

Mainstreet

With: Martin Longhawn, Dave Lynane, Dave Hassell.. 12.30p. Whelley ex-Serviceman’s Club, Vauxhall Road, Whelley, Wigan.

Richard Herring

What is Love Anyway? 7.30pm. Tickets: £15 Eric’s Club, Mathew Street, Liverpool.

Tuesday, Mar 27

Bingo

Bingo every Tuesday. 9.30pm. Prince Of Wales, Woodhouse Lane, Wigan.

Quiz Night

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

Wednesday, Mar 28

Quiz Night

Quiz night, every Thursday. 8pm. Tickets: Free entry The Plough Inn, Atherton Road, Hindley, Wigan. Tel: 079 7019 7328.

DANCE

Monday, Mar 26

Scottish Country Dancing

No partner necessary, tution if required. For further infomation telephone 01942 861539. 7.30-10.15pm. St James Social Club, St James Road, Orrell, Wigan. Tel: 01942 247403.

Tuesday, Mar 27

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, Mar 28

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, Mar 23

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, Mar 24

Car Boot & Table Top

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

Craft Fair

A variety of stalls. Refreshments available. 10am-3pm. Tickets: Admission 50p Central Methodist Church, High Street, Atherton, Leigh.

Sunday, Mar 25

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.

Hobby & Craft Fair

Twelve Apostles Walsingham Group holding a Hobby & Craft Fair. 11am to 3pm. Twelve Apostles Club, Westleigh Lane, Leigh. Tel: 01942 209192.

Tuesday, Mar 27

Flat Iron Market

The market is open from early morning until late afternoon. town centre, Chorley.

Thursday, Mar 29

Ormskirk Market

One of the country’s oldest and most traditional street markets. Every Thursday and Saturday. town centre, Ormskirk.

EXHIBITIONS

Friday, Mar 23

The Pre-Raphaelite Experiment

An important collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings bought for the city by our Victorian predecessors. Open Tuesday to Sunday. Tickets: Free Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street, Manchester. Tel: 0161 235 8888.

Saturday, Mar 24

Journeys

Work by 15 artists from across the UK whose work reflects on travel and exploration. Tuesday to Saturday, 10.00am to 4.30pm. Chapel Gallery, St Helen’s Road, Ormskirk. Tel: 01695 571328.

A Flash of Light: The Dance Photography of Chris Nash

A major exhibition of over a hundred prints by outstanding dance photographer Chris Nash plus dance performed on the stages. 11am-5pm. Tickets: free The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, Manchester. Tel: 0843 2086005.

Once Upon A Wartime

The truth behind a series of much loved children’s novels about war. Objects loaned by Steven Spielberg straight from his new film Warhorse are on display 10am-5pm. Tickets: free IWM North, The Quays, Trafford Wharf Road, Manchester. Tel: 0161 836 4000.

The Falklands

Marking the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War, a new photographic display will take a look at the heroes, casualties and dangers of the war daily. Quay West, Trafford Wharf, Trafford Park, Manchester. Tel: 0161 836 4000.

Tuesday, Mar 27

The Age of The Dinosaur

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods in this major exhibition created by the Natural History Museum. 10am-5pm. World Museum, William Brown Street, Liverpool. Tel: 0151 478 4393.

TOURIST

Three Sisters

Ideal for long walks with woodlands, ponds and fields to the Wigan Flashes, a nature reserve. Day tickets for sailing model boats and for canoeing. Tel for more details. Three Sisters Recreation Centre, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan. Tel: 01942 720453.

Worthington Lakes

Woodlands surround three reservoirs with paths and picnic sites and access to the Red Rock cycle and bridleway. Nature reserve and Visitor Centre. n/a. Chorley Road, Standish, Wigan. Tel: 01257 425550.

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.

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.

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 1 January, Good Friday, 24-26 and 31 December). Tickets: Free Manchester Art Gallery, Mosley Street. 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.

MISCELLANEOUS

Monday, Mar 26

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.

Tots4all

Fun and play – early learning play experiences, craftwork, dough. 9am-11am. The John Eddelston Centre, Main Street, Billinge, Wigan.

Tuesday, Mar 27

Bingo

Every Tuesday great prizes. 7.30pm. Lower Ince Community Centre, Manley Street, Ince, Wigan.

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-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, 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.

Wednesday, Mar 28

Hindley Meditation Group

Learn the techniques for physical and mental relaxation, be able to cope better with the stresses of day-to-day life. Uncover your hidden potential. 8pm. Hindley Unitarian Chapel, off Ladies Lane, Hindley, Wigan. Tel: 01942 733553.

LEISURE

Friday, Mar 23

Douglas Valley Paintball

Amazing woodland gaming zones, genuine WWII bunkers, shoot to thrill. Ring for details. Barrowcroft Woods, (next to Bradley Hall Trading Estate), Standish, Wigan. Tel: 01942 231422.

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, Mar 25

Wigan Sailing Club

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

Monday, Mar 26

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.

Thursday, Mar 29

Leisure Activities

Coarse fishing. Children’s play area. Over 100 Bird species recorded. A variety of butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies on small nature reserve. Orrell Water Park, Lodge Road, Orrell, Wigan. Tel: 01695 625338.

HOBBIES

Saturday, Mar 24

Northern Stars Drama & Dance

Contact Catherine on 0759 522 0086 for more details. 12pm-2pm. St Aidan’s School, Londonfields, Billinge, Wigan. Tel: 0759 522 0086.

Monday, Mar 26

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.

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 Fives 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.

Garswood Art Club

Members are a mixtures of abilities and ages. Demonstrations by artists, workshops, outdoor painting in August and other one-off events. 10am-noon. Tickets: £1.250 Downall Green & Garswood Independent, Methodist Church Hall, Victoria Road, Garswood, Wigan.

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 Woodcrafts

Meetings alternate Mondays. Promotes an interest in wood turning 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, Mar 27

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 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 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.

The Wigan & District Model Engineering Society

The final Tuesday of each month. Everyone welcome. 7.30pm. St Mary’s Hall, Lower Ince, Wigan.

Wednesday, Mar 28

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, Mar 26

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 Chruch 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.

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.

Winstanley & Highfield Townswomen’s Guild

Everyone welcome. 8pm. Tickets: £1.50 The Grange Community Centre, Highfield, Wigan.

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.

Wednesday, Mar 28

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.

Ashton Probus Club

Retired gentlemen from around the area meet the first Wednesday of each month. Guest speakers. 11am. Simms Lane Inn, Garswood, Wigan.

Wednesday, Mar 28

The A59 Club

Social club for single, separated, divorced and widowed friends, aged over 40. Different events weekly. Meet every Weds. Visit www.TheA59Club.btik.com 7.30pm. Admission: 50p. The Bonny Inn, Ribchester Road, Clayton-Le Dale, Blackburn. Tel: 01200 422361.