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The Fire Within

The Galleries | Wigan |

Welcome to The Fire Within, a ground-breaking transformation of space in the heart of Wigan town centre.

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 five 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. We are within easy reach of Wigan's great public transport links - a 10 minute walk from Wigan’s stations and a 5 minute walk from the bus station.

The Fire Within is fully accessible, informal, relaxed and free to visit.

Health and safety measures at The Fire Within to help keep safe and prevent the spread of Covid-19

We have a number of measures in place to help us protect you and make sure you enjoy your visit in a safe environment:

Please do not visit if you are experiencing any of the Covid-19 symptoms such as high temperature, continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste.

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