We need you help to reignite The Fire Within, whilst we are closed for lockdown. For Maths Week and to honour Alan Turing, who features in our latest exhibition, each day this week at 11am The Fire Within will post a #CodeBreakerChallenge to crack on our social media channels. We will then reveal the answer at 3pm. Find it on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.
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. Read more about the exhibition.
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.
Stand together as sisters with us today and celebrate International Women’s Day down here at The Fire Within! Hear from our incredibly dedicated CEO Alison McKenzie-Folan from Wigan Council, see the fabulously talented WigLe Dance, hear the brilliantly bold Louise Fazackerly and the Sunshine House Writers Group. Then we have an empowering statement from of #Herstory from our Youth Cabinet, Tania Allard will highlight the shortage of women in tech, Al and Al will explain our current ”Love is a Rebellious Bird” exhibition, Ghislaine Howard will give a tour of her artwork, before Leigh Film screen Disney Pixar’s Brave!
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.
An Art Installation at The Fire Within as well as a "Drop-In" Session where there will be an opportunity for anyone to write a reflection in a flame template which will be made into one "Giant" Flame showing how we can all "Stand Together" against discrimination.
Wigan Borough’s commemorations for Holocaust Memorial Day 2020 will take place on Friday 24th January at The Fire Within. The theme this year is ‘Stand Together’ and marks the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.
Christmas-themed Brass Band Performance in The Fire Within HQ.
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.
We are thrilled to announce the fabulous Joann Fletcher will be giving a lecture hosted by the Museum of Wigan Life! Join us for an evening of Lost Queens, Female Pharaohs and much more.
Leigh Film Society will bring Nightmare Before Christmas to be screened across the Emoji Stage.
The Fire Within is excited to host the super talented performing arts students from Wigan and Leigh College who will be performing 'Beauty and the Beast'! Pantomime matinee at 1pm and evening at 5pm - Free Entry.
Join Engage North West for a meeting exploring insights into the early development of the Cultural Manifesto, and consider the role of art and artists in shaping, transforming and repurposing public policies and spaces.
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.
The gathering will be taking place at TFW HQ.
A guided tour through the exhibitions at TFW in the Galleries.
Come and watch local talent Zach perform at TFW HQ.
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.
Watch the film which will be screened at TFW HQ.
The dance festival will be held at TFW HQ.
Come and watch the GMP Police Symphonic Wind Band play at TFW HQ.
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.