A Celebration of 'No Man's Land'

    Exhibition Closing Event

    Saturday 12 January 12pm


    Join us to celebrate the myriad of ways the 'No Man's Land' exhibition has inspired artists and groups in Leigh over the last two months. 

    The event will include artwork produced through our Learning and Engagement Programmes, family friendly workshop activities, as well as dance performances from Fallen Angels - Expression Leigh and WigLe Dance.


    Mairi Chisholm, Irene 'Winkie' Gartside-Spaight in No Man's Land c.1916 © National Library of Scotland

    No Man's Land: Women's Photography and the First World War

    Exhibition Launch

    Friday 9 November 7-9pm


    Join us to celebrate the launch of a nationally-acclaimed photographic exhibition that offers rarely-seen female perspectives on the First World War.

    No Man’s Land features frontline images made by nurses, women ambulance drivers and photographers during the conflict, alongside contemporary female artists working a century later.

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    Brunch with the Artist: Alison Baskerville

    Saturday 10 November 11am-12pm


    Donations welcome

    Join contemporary photographer and former soldier Alison Baskerville, together with curator Dr Pippa Oldfield, for this informal discussion over brunch about the themes of No Man’s Land: Women’s Photography and the First World War.

    Find out more about the inspirations behind the exhibition, meet the artist, and have the opportunity to join in the Q&A at the end.

    Booking advised.
    For more information and to book your place visit eventbrite

    Alex from Soldier (2011–16) © Alison Baskerville


    From Leigh with Love

    Saturday 10 November 10-2

    Civic Square, Leigh


    Come along and have your portrait taken by a professional photographer and create a picture postcard for someone you love.

    This FREE activity is inspired by the thousands of photographic postcards sent to friends and family during the First World War. 

    Everyone welcome!

    Crowd of people, including military volunteers, gathered outside the Drill Hall, Ellesmere Street, Leigh, 4 August 1914. Wigan and Leigh Archives


    Art Explorers

    Saturday 10 November 12:30-2pm

    Suitable for children 4+yrs and their families. 


    Join us for a creative workshop led by artist Emma Curd. Make your own zine inspired by the No Man's Land exhibition in this family friendly workshop. 

    Booking is essential and children must be accompanied by an adult. To book contact


    Armistice Day Sunday opening

    Sunday 11 November 10-2pm


    On Sunday 11 November, the gallery will be open10am - 2pm to view No Man's Land: Women's Photography and the First World War

    With a special performance by Manchester's She Choir at 1pm.