Light Night Wigan & Leigh

Light Night Wigan & Leigh



Light Night Wigan & Leigh


Wigan Council presents Light Night Wigan + Leigh – an exceptional programme of work highlighting the Borough’s amazing network of canals and wetland spaces.

Light Night Wigan + Leigh is produced by Things That Go on Things, who specialise in making and curating high-quality artistic events for people’s doorsteps – removing the boundary of travel costs and the intimidation of cultural spaces. The programme, now in its second year, takes place across the borough offering visitors from Wigan and beyond the opportunity to explore anew these amazing locations in exciting and creative ways.

Many of the artists included in Light Night Wigan + Leigh have a particular interest in the natural world and our role as custodians of the planet. Their work will delight and intrigue visitors of all ages, who can see all the work at the same time as enjoying time in the open air.

Like other current programs of work Light Night Wigan + Leigh is driven by the Borough’s Cultural Manifesto The Fire Within. This Manifesto builds on The Deal 2030 and Wigan’s vision to be a place where people want to work, live, visit and invest and contributes to a shift in perception, with the borough, now recognised for its re-energised cultural offer and creative talent.

Light Night Wigan & Leigh 2022

Light Night Wigan + Leigh returns to kick off the festive season with a celebration of glowing art installations and community performances that celebrate the borough, its historical network of canals and the beauty of nature.

Building off the success of last year’s inaugural event, highlights this year include the spectacular Light Trail of artworks and performances along the canal way leading up to Wigan Pier and inside the iconic Trencherfield Mill’s machine hall. In Leigh, the Turnpike Gallery will be host to a mesmerising exhibition from acclaimed artist Zarah Hussain from 15th October. Then on 19th November to time with the annual Leigh Christmas Light Switch On, there will be a community lantern parade in partnership with Leigh Carnival will take place featuring performances from WigLe dance. Look out for local workshops to get involved in making your own lanterns, all are welcome to join in the fun.

Explore the programme and book your tickets for the Light Trail here now: Light Night Trail Wigan 2022 Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

Light Night Wigan & Leigh