Launching across 4 installation spaces curator’s AL and AL bring together artists from across the region to re-open the heart of Wigan town centres ground breaking new public space for culture to make actions, statements, protests and dream up a new world we can all share and fall in love with.
We’re hosting a Crafts Workshop with Artist: Liz Chapman to end half-term. Create these beautiful Love Birds using upcycled wrapping paper. Liz’s plastic Love Nests in #TheFireWithin also raise the issue of waste in our world today.
We are having creative drop-in sessions all week long during half term where you can print your own emoji face. Bring your own clothing to give it a fresh feel or use our material scraps for your own keepsake. Visit The Fire Within HQ between 11-12 and 1-2 Mon-Sat.
Come celebrate Chinese New Year with us as Leigh Film Society will be screening Kung Fu Panda at 1pm on Saturday 1st February. Free entry.
Leigh Film Society will bring Disney's Mary Poppins Returns to be screened across the Emoji Stage.
Join us for Christmas Choir Festival at TFW HQ. The event will feature performances from St James School Choir, Wigan & Leigh Performing Arts Choir, Manchester Camerata Choir, Lifelines Choir, Community Choir, Age UK Choir.
Join us for the book launch of 'The Lolitas' by Louise Fazackerley at TFW HQ.
Leigh Film Society will bring Disney's Pocahontas to be screened across the Emoji Stage.
Join artist Anna FC Smith in creating something spooky at our family friendly Halloween themed workshop.
FREE for all ages. Come along to The Little Kitchen and have a go at rolling your very own Sushi! Learn about one of our Borough ‘Icons’, Leigh born Kathleen Mary Drew Baker, whose discoveries led to the efficient farming of seaweed for Sushi Nori. Book your place
Come along to the galleries, get inspired, and independently explore your creative skills. Resources are provided, and TFW team will be on hand for any help or guidance you may need.
Free community session for parents and babies up to two years old. Come along with your little ones to light up The Fire Within and make some noise at Wigan's amazing Emoji Stage.
Dancing on the emoji ceiling at HQ. Will the stars align for your WN Dance company audition? Anyone aged 12-21 is welcome to the dance workshops. No preparation is needed, just your dancing shoes.
Disney's The Little Mermaid.
Costume Competition and Spiderman Screening.
Wigan will host Wigan Pride on Saturday 10th August and the whole community is invited to come along and enjoy the day.
Come and watch Dumbo taking flight in Tim Burton's reimagining of Disney masterpiece at Family Matinee screening. Free entry.
Dissolve into the dreamy sax sounds of summer from Matthew Dickman.
Can you feel the love tonight? The world in perfect harmony, with all its living things. The Lion King takes us on a journey of love, courage and destiny. Walt Disney made films for the child within us.
Livia Lazar, AL and AL, Anna FC Smith, Aaron Pearce, Dustin Lyon.
Michael Howard Lecture on Theodore Major.
Open mic poetry with Louise Fazackerley and writers from INK INC.
Poetry with Louise Fazackerley and the writers from Sunshine House.
Leigh Film Society Childrens Matinee.
A public tour with Al & Al with Sun Curves performing on the Emoji stage.
Poetry with Louise Fazackerley.
The Surgeiacs will be performing on the Emoji Stage followed by Wigan College Performing Arts group.
The official launch of The Fire Within Festival and the grand opening of all the exhibitions.