If you’re looking for creatively brilliant things to get involved in, then look no further!
Wigan S.T.E.A.M offers a range of events, activities and projects for people to take part in. Have a gander at the calendar below to see what we’ve got coming up!
Wigan S.T.E.A.M, 4A Library Street, Wigan WN1 1NU
FREE, booking required
Networked Narrative is delighted to invite you to the Wigan launch of What I want more than anything else a series of new artworks by Mark Titchner that explore young people’s responses to the question “what is it that you want more than anything else?”
This public art project has involved young individuals aged 13-25 from across Burnley, Wigan and Hull, working with the artist to make their thoughts and opinions visible in public spaces. Hull Central library was the first to launch in March and now Wigan S.T.E.A.M will celebrate the second part of the project with new artworks specifically developed for Wigan and Leigh.
Varying in size and form, new artworks will represent the voices of young people from Wigan – three females and four males, aged 12-17. Using their handwritten responses to the question, the artworks consist of large-scale banners, flags, library screensavers, window vinyls, screen-based works and a mural, exhibited in various locations across Wigan & Leigh, including the Wigan Grand Arcade, Wigan S.T.E.A.M, Wigan Central Library, Wigan’s Old Market Hall, The Turnpike, WigLe Dance and Leigh Sports Village.
For our celebrations come down to Wigan S.T.E.A.M for some light bites, refreshments and a chance to meet everyone involved in the project.
We’ll be joined by:
– up-and-coming musicians: Jack Connah (piano) & Chelsea Hern (vocals); Kyle Martindale (guitar) & Emily Boylan (vocals) and Kyle Martindale (guitar) from Wigan & Leigh College
– the artist, Mark Titchner and young people: Bethan, Kyle, Olivia, Ryan, Saxon, Sophie and Thomas
– the winner of the ‘text painting’ competition & our judges
– WigLe Dance, where three members will perform their answer to the question, “What is it that you want more than anything else?” through movement.
To accompany What I want more than anything else in Wigan, a programme of events is available on fact.co.uk/networked-narrative
Networked Narrative uses art and technology to empower and inspire young people, working in libraries and communities across the North. It is a four-year project (2014-2017) made up of four key partners: FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology), Hull Culture & Leisure Ltd, Inspiring healthy lifestyles and Lancashire County Council.
For What I want more than anything else, we are working with supporting partners: APOCA Parking, Artlink, AGMA, Burnley Central Library, Burnley College, Burnley Council, Burnley Youth Theatre, Fleet Dynamic, GMCA, Grand Arcade, James Reckitt Library Trust, Leigh Sports Village, The Old Courts, The Turnpike, Wigan’s Youth Voice and Engagement Team, Gateway, Wigan Council, Wigan Libraries, Wigan & Leigh College, WigLe Dance and Wigan’s S.T.E.A.M.
Fleet Dynamic a privately owned, family business have generously sponsored Networked Narrative by producing all the artworks (banners and window vinyls) across the Wigan and Leigh area.
Networked Narrative has been made possible with funding from GMCA/AGMA and James Reckitt Library Trust and public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England‘s Strategic Touring fund.