Welcome to The Fire Within, a ground breaking transformation of public space in the heart of Wigan town centre. Launching on May 11 2019, The Fire Within Festival exhibition welcomed over 36,000 visitors in the first 16 weeks.
Created to launch Wigan Borough's new inspirational 5 year plan for culture, visitors can discover the fire within Wigan's magnificent heritage and the extraordinary people who are shaping life upon this explosive ground beneath our feet.
The Fire Within seeks to engage, challenge and galvanise everyone to take centre stage and explore new ways of seeing the World, creating pivotal cultural innovations and experiences to transform our future.
Under a glass atrium, navigate your own journey through 5 installation spaces showcasing amazing new art, and discover the Emoji Stage in The Fire Within HQ, staging film screenings, bands, poetry, workshops and much more.
Find us at the heart of Wigan town centre on the first floor of The Galleries centre, just off Standishgate, within easy reach of Wigan's great public transport links.
The Fire Within is fully accessible, informal, relaxed and free to visit.
Whether you want to see exciting new work, get closer to artists, drink the best coffee in town at our cafe or just pop in for a look around, you're welcome at The Fire Within.
The Fire Within has multi-storey parking, which is free at the weekends.
For all enquiries: TheFireWithin@wigan.gov.uk