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'Presents 7 concerts per year between September and March on Sunday afternoons ... Our concerts are full-length with an interval, when you can chat with friends over tea and coffee, and finish around 4pm.'

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‘A twice-yearly multi-arts festival featuring live music, art, theatre, poetry, comedy, film & family events! The festival aims to bring top notch cultural entertainment to Wigan, and also showcase many local talents from around the borough. It’s a festival of experiences for you and your families to enjoy. So whether you’re a festival first timer or a regular, there’s something for everyone. Sit back, take part, join in ...’ Held April and September.

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‘Bringing quality local, national and international jazz to the North-West of England ... We meet monthly on the last Sunday of each month from September to June, with occasional additional special events.’

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‘Our award winning Music Service is part of the Greater Manchester Music Education Hub. It supports children and young people to access a wide range of creative music making opportunities in the classroom through: Instrumental music; Ensembles; Live performance. A teaching team of over 80 music specialists deliver music in schools and colleges.'

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‘Exists to present concerts of live music by both mature and young artists, enabling audiences to enjoy professionally performed recitals, both vocal and instrumental, in a friendly atmosphere.'

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'An independent, self funded, community based brass band ... formed in January 1994 ... The band perform throughout the year, and are noted for the diversity of their engagements which include Concerts, Garden Fetes, Local Processions, Church Functions, Birthday Parties and Garden Parties ... Players of any standard, whether on brass or percussion, are more than welcome. The band has a number of instruments available to loan.'

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‘A thriving Brass Band based in the North West of England, more specifically in the Wigan / Warrington areas. We are a competitive Band who take part in contests throughout the North West of England and surrounding areas. We are also available for private performances and public concerts to suit many different tastes and requirements. The band is comprised of a refreshing mix of personalities, ages and backgrounds. As a band, we are well known for having consistently good attendances and a professional attitude. We also have an excellent social side and a great atmosphere within our group. As always, our priority is to enjoy making music and helping those around us to further their skills.‘

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Founded 1963: ‘We are a group of enthusiastic performers who enjoy acting, singing and dancing. We stage a pantomime every year at the Lowton Civic Hall, usually in November, and a yearly musical show or Play in the Summer ... Along with rehearsing and staging shows, we also arrange social events, fund raising activities for the society, prepare and create our own scenery and costumes, organise and attend drama workshops etc. We also have a Junior section for Children aged 7 to 15’.

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Well-established competing Band with a range of events throughout the year: ‘Old Hall Brass have a thriving junior band that welcomes players of all ages and abilities.‘

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‘We have been based in Ashton-in-Makerfield in the North West of England since our formation ... Originally formed as a colliery choir, we continue to entertain throughout the country long after the colliery itself at Newton-le-Willows closed in March 1993, happy to represent our heritage and our forefathers and proud to include the word colliery in our name. We regularly attend mining related events, memorial services and dedications including Golborne, Maypole (Abram) and Pretoria (Atherton).’

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‘The organisation now has three bands, the Senior Band, a B Band and a thriving youth band that has a membership of around thirty youngsters ... In June 2016 ... the B Band joined the Senior Band in the top 100 bands in the world and in doing so, became England's only such brass band organisation with two bands in the top 100. A fantastic achievement for all involved in the organisation.’

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‘We are a friendly Society of all ages and warmly welcome anyone interested in becoming a member. We perform one operetta in May and a series of concerts in the Autumn.’ The Society was formed in 1968, taking the name ‘Leigh, Atherton and Tyldesley Amateur Operatic Society’ - because those were the three towns from which the majority of the first members came. In 1969 the Society changed to its current advertised name: The Three Towns Operatic Society.

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‘Has been performing music and light entertainment since it started life as Hindley and District Amateur Operatic Society in 1948. We always welcome new members and help is needed not just on stage but with the technical crew. If your talent lies in singing, acting, dancing, painting, joinery, sound or lighting please make yourself known to us.’

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