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									     What’s on Spring                                                                                                                        Wednesday 29 March, 7pm
                                                                                                                                             Junior Showtime Heat 2
                                                                                                                                             Saturday 1 April
                                                                                                                                                                               Friday 21 April
                                                                                                                                                                               Leigh ABC Open
                                                                                                                                                                               Amateur Boxing Show
                                                                                                                                                                               £8/£40 table of 5 or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         would-be canal boat painters.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Advance reservations only,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               01942 828128. FREE
                                                                                                                                             Northern Soul & Tamla Motown                                                                                           Saturday 29 April,
                                                                                                                                                                               £10/£50 table of
Please note that we make                                                                                                                                                       5. Sponsor tables                                                                      1pm – 3pm
                                                                                                                                             Friday 7 April, 7:30pm
every effort to include events                                                                                                               Garage Pro Wrestling              £100 table of 5                                                                          Tony Ashcroft
in time. But Borough Life takes                                                                                                              £5                                – ringside                                                                                leads a Canal-
up to three weeks to distribute                                                                                                                                                seats &                                                                                    Side Walk
and you might not get it until                                                                                                               Wednesday 12 April, 7pm           buffet. Tickets                                                                             Meet in front
some events have passed.                                                                                                                     Junior Showtime Heat 3                                   Dance                                                                 of the
                                                                                                                                                                               from Adrian
For all events visit                                                                                                                                                                                  celebration                                                           Waterside
                                                                                                                                             Sunday 16 April, 8:00pm           Fleming                                                                                                                                                                                  at Lowton                                                             Pub, off
                                                                                                                                             The Ultimate Elvis Tribute        01942
                                                                                                                                                                               602701.                Civic Hall.                                                           Twist Lane,
                                                                                                                                             The Steve Preston Show.
 Turnpike Gallery                                                                                                                                                                                     (March 18)                                                            Leigh.
                                                                                                                                             01942 255138/256212 or the        16 - 21 May
             01942 404469                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Walk along
                                                                                                                                             TIC on 01942 825677. £10          Pirates of                                                                                 the canal side
                                                                                                                                             Friday 21 April, 8:00pm           Penzance                                                                                  to Mather Lane
To Saturday 25 March                                                                                                                                                           Presented by the
Kingston Turnpike                                                                                                                            Jeepster                                                                                                                   Bridge, returning
                                                                                                                                                                               Three Towns
International exhibition by                                                                                                                  A Tribute to Mark Bolan and T                                                                                            via Leigh town
                                                                                                                                                                               Operatic Society.
emerging European artists                                                                                                                    Rex.                                                                                                                   centre to the
                                                                                                                                                                               £8 (£7 concessions)
Wednesday 5 - Saturday 29 April                                                                                                              Friday 28 April, 7:30pm           – contact 01942
                                                                                                                                                                               883722.                                                                        Advance reservations
Cheryl Pilling: Book Art                                                                                                                     Junior Showtime Final
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           only, phone Tony Ashcroft
Cheryl Pilling's work                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on 01942 404559. FREE.
investigates the format of the       The wonderful
                                                                                                                                             Lowton Civic Hall                  Miscellaneous
book. FREE                           world of Cheryl                                                                                         01942 672971                                                                                              Saturday 29 April, 8pm
                                                                                                                                                                               St Thomas's Church Hall,             Children’s Poetry Exhibition
Saturday 8 April, 10:30am -          Pilling’s book art at                                                                                                                                                                                             Mikron Theatre: “Mrs Brunel”
                                                                                                                                             Friday 10 March                   Warrington Road, Ashton in           Exhibition of poetry produced by
1pm                                  the Turnpike                                                                                                                                                                                                      St Josephs Sodality Club,
                                                                                                                                             Northern Soul & Tamla Motown      Makerfield                           children from the borough.
Arts Active Club                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Chapel Street
                                                                                                                                                                               Friday 28 April, 11am– 8pm &                                            Isambard Kingdom Brunel is
for 8-14 years.                                                                                                                              Saturday 18 March, 7:30pm -
                                                                                                                                                                               Saturday 29 April, 10am – 6pm        Industrial History Day
                                  Join a ranger on a circular walk    make a word and claim your          residents £5.95 per child,         9:30pm                                                                                                    200 years old in 2006!
                                  of approx 4 miles over farmland     prize. All participants receive a   £3.50 per adult). Tickets                                            Ashton Art Group Exhibition:
                                                                                                                                             Dance Fusion                                                           Saturday 29 April, 10:30am –       To commemorate the
 In the Country                   to the South of Leigh. This is      creme egg. Small charge for         include admission to The Way       Celebration of dance with
                                                                                                                                                                               ‘Every Picture Tells a Story’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    11:30am                            anniversary of his birth, Mikron
                                                                                                                                                                               A selection of members' work.
                                  one of a series of walks for        event. Children must be             We Were Museum & free              something to suit every taste -                                        Diane Tesky: Canal Art             chart the achievements of this
Booking essential on numbers      which a leaflet is available.       accompanied by an adult.            refreshments.                                                        Children's Library, The Wiend,       (Workshop)
                                                                                                                                             from ballet & tap to                                                                                      visionary engineer through the
listed.                           Meet at the visitor centre.                                                                                                                  Wigan
                                                                                                                                             cheerleading & bellydancing.                                           Derby Room, Turnpike Centre,       eyes of his wife, Mary, the
Saturday 18 March, 1pm - 3pm      01942 605253.                                                                                                                                Tuesday 18 April – Saturday 29
                                                                       History Shop          Library       Leisure Venues                    Booking essential! 01942                                               Civic Square, Leigh                original Duchess of Duke Street.
Orienteering                                                           St. Wigan 01942 828128                                                486918. FREE.                     April                                A FREE taster session for any      £3 on the door.
                                                                                                           Booking & Info 01942 486900
Three Sisters Recreation Area,
Ashton. Kids and Adults,
                                   Haigh Country                      Monday 6 March - Saturday 27
                                                                                                           except where stated
beginners to experienced, all      Park   01942 832895
welcome. 01942 720453.
                                                                                                          Formby Hall
                                  Sunday 19 March, 1pm - 3pm          The Secret Life of Textiles
                                                                                                          Alder Street, Atherton
Sunday 26 March, 1pm              Healthy Heart Walk                  A look at the fabulous wealth of
                                                                                                          01942 876496
Cob Moor Circular                 Enjoy a gentle stroll through the   design and textile history hidden
Join the Rangers for a walk       estate with the wardens             away in the pattern book. FREE
                                                                                                          Sunday 19 March, 7:30pm
around Billinge Hill. 01942       (recommended for those who          Wednesday 12 April, 2pm - 3pm       Brass Band Concert
245369.                           wish to start or get back into      Easter Activities - Card Making     With Leyland Band.
                                  walking).                           Family fun this Easter - have a
Tuesday 4 April, 1:30pm -                                                                                 £6, Concessionary £5.50
2:30pm                            Saturday 25 March, 1pm - 3pm        go at making your own Easter
                                                                      card.                               Sunday 23 April, 7:30pm
Health Walk                       Mother’s Day Pots and Cards
                                                                                                          Brass Band Concert
Join the Rangers on a steady 2-   Create your own Mother's Day        Wednesday 19 April, 2pm - 3pm       With Shepherd Building Group
3 mile walk through Pennington    card and floral gift. Age 5+.       Easter Activities - Puppet Making   Band.
Flash Country Park. Stout         Small charge for materials.         Make your own felt finger
footwear required. Meet at the                                        puppet.                             Monaco Ballroom, Hindley
                                  Sunday 16 April, 1pm - 3pm
visitor centre. 01942 605253.                                                                             01942 255138
                                  Easter Eggstravaganza               Both events suitable for families
Sunday 16 April, 9:30am -         Create your own Easter bonnet       with children aged 5-12 years.      Friday 10 March
11:30am                           for our Sunday parade with                                              Charity Dance
Focus on Birds: Spring Watch 1    prizes for the best designs. Also                                       With Chris Hopkins at the organ.
Pennington Flash Country Park,    decorate your egg to take home
                                                                       Wigan Pier
Leigh.                                                                              01942 323666          Saturday 11 March, 8pm
                                  and have a go at egg rolling.
A chance to see what birds and    Small charge for materials.                                             Tribute Night J.K. as Robbie
                                                                      Sunday 16 April to Monday 17        Williams
other wildlife frequent the                                           April, 1pm - 4pm
nature reserve with an            Sunday 16 April to Monday 17                                            01942 255138/256212 or the
                                  April, 10:30am - 4:30pm             Bonnets & Bunnies                   TIC on 01942 825677. £10
experienced guide. Meet at the                                        Make an Easter hat and then
visitor centre. 01942 605253.     Derian Craft & Gift Fayres
                                                                      wear it to your special Easter      Wednesday 15 March, 7pm
                                  The Grand Ballroom                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mark industrial history
Monday 17 April, 1:30pm -                                             Victorian schoolroom lesson and     Junior Showtime Heat 1
                                  Supporting Derian House                                                                                                                                                                                                day (April 29) with a
4:00pm                                                                make a Victorian style Easter       Saturday 18 March                                                                                                                              canalside guided walk
Leigh Walks No 1                  Monday 17 April, 12pm - 3pm         card. Suitable for children aged    Buffet Dance                                                                                                                                   through Leigh.
Pennington Flash Country Park,    Easter Egg Trail                    4-11 years. Costs £6.95 per         In aid of The Children’s Society
Leigh.                            Hunt for eggs along the trail to    child, £3.95 per adult (Wigan       with organist John Bowdler.

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