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Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash
Date: 14th May 2017
Details:  Wishbone Ash was formed by West Country musicians Martin Turner and Steve Upton. Intent on creating a musical sound that was rich in texture and melody, Martin Turner envisaged the band’s innovative harmony-guitar hallmark and guitarists Ted Turner and Andy Powell were recruited via a now legendary Melody Maker advert. The partnership of the original line-up of Wishbone Ash forged a unique musical identity that would produce some of rock music's best loved works and influence numerous successful bands and result in millions of album sales and concert attendances.

The enduring music of the classic marks of Wishbone Ash continues to delight audiences worldwide through both live performances and a rich legacy of recorded work. Classic album releases such as Argus, Pilgrimage, There’s the Rub, New England and Live Dates defined the Wishbone Ash sound and have touched the hearts of several generations of music fans. As lead vocalist and key creative force, founding original member Martin Turner was central to the critical and commercial success of Wishbone Ash’s most revered albums and he continues to perform the band’s best loved works with his current line-up, which features guitarists Danny Willson and Misha Nikolic, and drummer Tim Brown.

In recent years Martin Turner has delighted audiences worldwide with his performances of material from the classic periods of Wishbone Ash’s history.

2015 saw Martin Turner and his band moving forwards with new original studio material for the critically acclaimed and award-winning Written in the Stars album (What’s On magazine ‘Album of the Year’ 2015), which was followed by a busy period of touring during which a live 2CD/DVD The Beauty of Chaos - Live at the Citadel was recorded in St. Helens for release in Spring 2017.

The Beauty of Chaos - Live Dates 2017 tour will feature classic album tracks and stage favourites from the extensive Wishbone Ash repertoire, as well as new music that remains true to the original Wishbone Ash blueprint.

“I have had a wonderful time over the past few years re-discovering the wider Wishbone Ash catalogue and taking this to the people. When I go to see an artist live, I want to hear the songs as I remember them from the records and I believe that is true of the Wishbone Ash audience too.”

www.martinturnermusic.com

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors:7:30pm

Tickets: £15.00

For more information or to book tickets over the phone please contact the Box Office on 01744 735 436 or send us an email at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Race for Life
Date: 17th May 2017
Details:  Run, jog or walk. Raise £200 or £10.
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Sign up for Race for Life RIGHT NOW.
Venue:  Haigh Hall Country Park, School Ln, Wigan WN2 1PE
Website:  Click to visit

LANKKATS - Are purring...
Date: 18th May 2017
Details:  Thursday

FOUR LIVE BANDS

THE MEDIA - THE ORIGINAL REPLICA
JUST US - GEORGES BIG SHED

Still only £1 admission
Raffle prizes

Venue:  The Standish Unity Club Live Lounge (The SUCLL)
Cross Street
Standish
WN6 0HQ
01257 424007
Website:  Click to visit

Wigan & District Speakers Club
Date: 18th May 2017
Details:  Thursday 18th May, 7.30 - 9.30pm

Wigan & District Speakers Club provides a friendly and supportive setting in which you can aquire new speaking skills, gain self confidence, meet new people and have lots of fun.

The Club meets on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays each month.

New members are always welcome.
Venue:  Sunshine House, Wellington St, Wigan WN1 3SA
Website:  Click to visit

Space
Date: 19th May 2017
Details:  Following on from their hugely successful ‘Give Me Your Future’ tour in 2016, the massively popular band return to St Helens to play classic tracks and songs from their latest album.

2015 was a good year for the band with Female of the Species making the top of the album charts with the “TFI Album” – (Number 1 in June 2015) Followed by the release of the “Strange World” single and the sold out 30 date UK tour of the same name..

Tommy said he was very proud of the Strange World single and the video shot by Mark McNulty, “it is a return to the true origins of the band, the tour has been mental with the whole audiences joining us on stage for the final encore of Female, just amazing nights with the fans, very special for me, for me its all about playing new music to new and old fans and playing them the hits”

Space have sold over 2 million albums world wide with titles including “Spiders, “Tin Planet” “Suburban Rock and Roll” and “Attack of the Mutant 50ft Kebab” and also released 10 top 40 singles and host of other single releases to-date with titles including “Neighborhood” “Female of the Species”, “Me and You Vs. The World” “Avenging Angels” “Dark Clouds”, and “Begin Again” The band continue to write gritty edgy pop songs that captive the imagination of the listener, The band release the Album “Give me your future” in May 2016 followed by the Box Set to include the 5 released Albums plus the un-released “Love you More Than Football” in 2017.

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £15.00

For more information or to book tickets over the phone please contact the Box Office on 01744 735 436 or send us an email at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Saturday Night Social Sequence Dance
Date: 20th May 2017
Details:  Get out of the house don’t be on your own, meet new friends and get some exercise. Almost every Saturday night Social Sequence Dancing only £4.00 (inc supper on most nights). If you can’t dance, we will show you how or just chat and listen to the music. There is no bar at St Wilfrids bring you own drink inc Alcoholic if you wish.

Start 8.00pm close 11.00pm

Venue:  St. Wilfrid’s Parish Hall Church Street Standish Wigan Lancashire Lancashire WN6 0JT
Website:  Click to visit

The Songs of Leonard Cohen 1934 - 2016
Date: 20th May 2017
Details:  This wonderful Tower of Songs - stripped back and desolate.

Enigmatic and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the brush of each line.

His music befriended an entire generation and so the announcement of his passing has truly marked the end of an era. He challenged us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own humanity... A Man of Grace. This world will miss him very much..

With a reputation of performing in this exact way and with an undying love of the ‘pure song’ Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in an intimate and sensitive style, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form.

Amongst a concert of Cohen’s well known songs, including Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah are also poems by Federico Garcia Lorca that Keith James has set to music. Lorca is said to be Cohen’s greatest influence. Additionally, songs from Leonard Cohen’s Album ‘You want it Darker’ released only 10 days before his death – produced by his son, Adam.

‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent

‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times

‘an elegant and beautifully crafted reinterpretation of a great Artist’s words’ BBC Radio Scotland

‘certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music’ The Guardian

‘All the tears of time are shed in a few brief lines’ Times Literary Supplement

‘a sensitive and pleasingly understated delivery, all the better that the songs might speak for themselves’ Acoustic Magazine

Under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult and seated on the balcony upstairs.

Doors: 7:30pm

Tickets: £15

For more information or to book tickets over the phone please contact the Box Office on 01744 735 436 or send us an email at info@citadel.org.uk

You can also book online by visiting our website at www.citadel.org.uk
Venue:  The Citadel
Waterloo Street
St Helens
WA10 1PX
Website:  Click to visit

Ultra '90s Party Night
Date: 20th May 2017
Details:  Ultra '90s perform the best classic chart, dance and club anthems from the 1990s; such as Rhythm is a dancer, Dreamer, Set you free and many more. A definite floor filling band!

The evening includes: 4 Course Dinner, Live Entertainment, Disco & Late Bar.

The event is £27.50 per person

Arrival time is from 7.30pm with dinner being served at 8pm. The event ends at 1am and we kindly ask guests to depart by 1.20am.

You must pre-book your places and pay in advance for this event. Cash on the evening is not accepted.
Venue:  The DW Sports Fitness Lounge (South Stand)
DW Stadium
Loire Drive
Wigan
WN5 0UN
01942774000
info@dwstadium.com
Website:  Click to visit

Guide Dogs Fun Day
Date: 21st May 2017
Details:  Sunday 21st May, 11am - 3.30pm

Come along and enjoy a family day out at our annual fun day!

Activities include:
• Pet dog show
• Dog agility and guide dog displays
• Lots of stalls to browse
• Refreshments
• Children's entertainment, rides, face painting and more!

Free entry, donations welcome


Venue:  Guide Dogs Training School
Gibfield Park Avenue, Atherton M46 0SU
Website:  Click to visit

Handmade Fair
Date: 21st May 2017
Details:  Vibrant Vintage are hosting 5 handmade fairs at the Mercure Georgian House, Blackrod, Bolton. This is a brand new venue for 2017. The fairs have a wide selection of stalls selling handmade cushions, cakes, chocolate, crafts, paper craft, jewellery, knitted items, pens, wood craft, button craft, jams, cards and much more.

All items sold are made by the stall holder meaning that this is a true handmade fair with lots of talented people. Plus there will be craft demonstrations, such as rag rug or spinning guild. Finally, you can take a break from shopping by sitting back and relaxing with a cup of tea and cake at the venues café.
10am - 4pm
Venue:  Mercure Georgian House
Manchester Road
Blackrod
BL6 5RU

 
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