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Wigan Pier

When George Orwell first encountered and described the 'lunar landscape' of Wigan Pier he witnessed a space transformed by the industrial revolution. Orwell's powerful and vivid book, The Road to Wigan Pier etched our collective cultural memory of working class life in a coal mining town, making Wigan Pier internationally famous.

In 2019, Wigan Arts Cultural Heritage Trust and Step Places will collaborate to transform the iconic cluster of buildings at Wigan Pier into a cultural hub for community arts. An alternative arts and cultural education centre, a new conference room and a large food and beverage events space with micro-brewery will inspire a new generation to make Wigan Pier a destination for all.

Royal Court Turnpike