IN PICTURES: Launch of The Fire Within arts festival in Wigan town centre

Wigan took its first steps towards its cultural and artistic future with a spectacular launch of its new cultural manifesto.

Saturday, 11th May 2019, 4:51 pm
Updated Saturday, 11th May 2019, 5:51 pm
The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within

The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today showcasing visual art, high-tech installations, music, poetry and dance for The Fire Within. The day-long event is part of a five-year plan drawn up to use culture to boost the economy, life prospects, health and well-being of residents thanks to a partnership between Wigan Council and artists and film-makers Al and Al.

The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within
The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within

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The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within
The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within
The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within
The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within
The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within
The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within
The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within
The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within
The Galleries Shopping Centre was transformed into a festival venue today for The Fire Within