FROM FRIDAY 30th JULY to SATURDAY 14th AUGUST
This year, The Old Courts, who have previously organised the festival, have teamed up with several partners including Wigan Council, The Turnpike, WigLe Dance, Leigh Film Society, Spinners Mill and Wigan STEAM to help deliver the cross-borough festival.
Wigan Arts Festival will contain a range of performances, exhibitions and contact points across dance, visual art, music, spoken word and more. The full programme will be announced on 1st July and residents can expect highlights such as: ‘the Den’ a pop up theatre experience by the Royal Exchange at Spinners Mill, sing-a-long films at Leigh Town Hall from as little as £2 a ticket; Bubble art exhibition at Cross Street Arts; ‘Make Good’ workshops at the Turnpike which will see artists working with children to create sustainable eco products; a touring museum installation by Cap and Dove; various live music performances including performances in Leigh Library, Leigh Paris Church and Wigan Town Centre; ‘Romeo and Juliet’ performed in Haigh Hall gardens and many more performances and activities to get the cultural juices flowing.
For full details of all the activities go to https://www.wiganarts.com/