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20th June 2019 is Bolton FM's tenth Birthday!

by James Pilkington

Bolton FM was officially launched by the then Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Norman Critchley, on 20th June 2009 at the start of the One Bolton Festival in Victoria Square, ten years ago today. 



Jun 29Saturday

Armed Forces Day

10:00am – 4:00pm at Victoria Square

Bolton Armed Forces Day return again this year where there will be the annual service to open the event and then plenty of armed forces related stalls around the square.

Cedar Avenue Village Green Fete

11:00am – 4:00pm at Cedar Avenue, Horwich, BL6 6HT

The Cedar Avenue Horwich, Village Green Fete is back!! Again this year the kinds of things going on including: Greenhalgh's Bake Off, Smithills Open Farm, Live Music, Classic Cars, Dance Groups, Bolton FM, BBQ & Beer Tent Craft Stalls, Dog Show, and more!! and Free Entry

Bolton FM Volunteer Open Day

12:00pm – 3:00pm at Office 6 Bolton Market Ashburner Street Bolton BL1 1TQ

Would you like to see what goes into running an awarding winning community radio station? We are opening our doors to potential new volunteers between 12 noon and 3pm. You will get to see our studio facilities and meet existing volunteers. We have lots of roles at Bolton FM, so why not come along and see how you can get involved.

Jul 06Saturday

Bolton's Big Day Out

12:00pm – 4:00pm at Bridge Church, BL2 1 JX

Join Bolton FM at this year's BIG DAY OUT which is a fun day for all the community. For the children there are different rides, ball pools and bouncy castles and various activities to engage in. For the adults there's market stalls with a wide variety of things for sale. And for everyone there are plenty of food stalls to enjoy. Come, bring the family and enjoy a day out with us.

Jul 07Sunday

Smithills Hall Garden Party

12:00pm – 4:00pm at Smithills Hall, Smithills Dean Rd, Bolton BL1 7NP

Join in the fun at Smithills Hall’s Garden Party on Sunday 7 July, 12pm to 4pm. For an enjoyable afternoon including: • Circus skills workshops • Craft and food stalls • Magic shows • Bolton FM • Live music • Donkey rides • Face painting • Storytelling, craft activities and lots more. The event is supported by Bolton Council and Friends of Smithills Hall.

If you would like Bolton FM to be part of your event please get in touch


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