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Support Wigan's Local Artists!

If you ever shopped with us at our old premises in The Galleries, you’ll know how proud we were of the selection of artists’ work we used to stock in our Republic of Wigan shop. We do miss having a physical premises and chatting to our lovely community every day but we also miss being able to support local artists by providing a physical space for them to sell their work.

Below we’ve pulled together some info about the work we used to stock so you can still shop and support Wigan’s finest! Make sure to check out their online stores, follow their socials and show them a bit of love!


Carla Mellor

Poet & Author of SCRAPS

You can buy Carla’s new book SCRAPS via her publisher, Wrecking Ball Press.

Find Carla on Instagram here or on Twitter here.


Red Brick Design

Designer of Retro Prints

Born and bred in Wigan, Red Brick Design started making retro style designs of their favourite buildings from childhood, some of which are no longer around like Ritz Cinema, Wigan Baths, Springfield Park and Central Park. They have now done many more Wigan landmarks and from other towns and cities across the country.

You can buy Red Brick Design’s prints on their Etsy here.

Find them on Instagram here or Facebook here.


David Barrow


David Barrow is a Lancashire based Fine Artist and member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art. David is interested in local history, proud of his heritage, he pays homage to his hometown through painting local scenes. He is known for the traditional northern soul series, MODS, Wigan football and Rugby paintings. In recent years, David's passion has become painting in a naïve and contemporary style with pastel colours, texture and repetition of shapes. Original paintings, prints, coasters and magnets are available to order.

You can purchase David’s artwork on his Etsy shop here or browse his website here.


Louise Fazackerley


Selling books and CDs for age 14+ With work rooted in word-witchery and the working class, Louise explores the synergy between poetry and movement in a way that makes the ugly beautiful and the mundane fantastical. Winner of BBC Radio 3 ‘New Voices’ and European Slam Finalist, Louise is excited to share her new genre-distorting, darkly humorous dystopian book ‘The Lolitas.’

Browse Louise’s website here and shop her work here.

Find Louise’s family-friendly work on Twitter here and other work here


Republic of Wigan

If you miss shopping our Republic of Wigan collection, you can always find us over on Etsy here or come and see us in the Grand Arcade to shop in person on the following dates:

Saturday 6th August

Saturday 1st October

Saturday 10th December



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