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Bolivia to Bolton the roots of community radio.

by James Pilkington

It is widely accepted that the world's first community radio stations
emerged in Bolivia during a tin miners' strike around 1947.



Mar 03Friday

Bolton Hospice - Silver Celebration Ball

7:00pm The Bolton Hospice are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year. On the 3rd March Bolton Hospice will be having a Silver Celebration Ball at the Whites Hotel, ( Macron Stadium, De Havilland Way, Horwich, BL6 6SF.) The event will start with a Bucks Fizz reception at 7pm, which is followed by a 3 course meal, live entertainment and dancing until the early hours. Tickets cost £40 To book your place visit the website and fill out the form at the bottom of the page. or you can call 01204 663055

Mar 04Saturday

Bolton Teenage Market

10:00am Bolton will be holding their third Teenage Market on Saturday 4th March at the Victoria Square, BL1 1SA. It welcomes young people aged 13 to 25 from the whole borough to get involved and showcase their talents. The event is completely FREE to take part and you don't have to be an established trader or performer either. The Bolton FM Roadshow Van will also be on the square helping to create a great atmosphere. To be a part of the event as a trader or performer, all you need to do is visit the Traders and Performer section on the website, and follow the instructions.

Mar 06Monday

Terry Pratchett’s Wyrd Sisters

7:30pm From the 6th – 11th March 2017 at the Bolton Little Theatre, Hanover St, Bolton, BL1 4TG. Based on the hilarious bestseller by Sir Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters. Tickets are £10 each. you can book online at

Mar 17Friday

Night-Time Tour: through the depths of Victoria Hall

7:00pm Join Barry and his team to discover the deepest secrets of the Victoria Hall (Knowsley Street, Bolton, BL1 2AS.) Hear about the characters that roamed the building from the Theatre below to the Projection Room above. there’s lots to see and learn about Bolton’s biggest venue in the Town Centre. Tickets are £5 and available online at: Tickets are also available at the box office.

Mar 19Sunday

Vintage and Retro Craft Fair

10:00am Vibrant Vintage are hosting a Vintage and Retro craft fair at the Georgian House Hotel, Manchester Rd, Blackrod, BL6 5RU from 10:00am – 4:00pm. There will be a wide range of stalls selling vintage and retro clothing, accessories, home wear, jewellery, collectables and china dating from 1920s – 1980s and much more. There will be live entertainment from Bexi Owen. Admission is £1 (children under 12 free.)

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

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