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Feb

29

Thursday

Let's Keep Bolton Moving are inviting you for one of their Winter Community Walks, with this week's occurring at the Jumbles Reservoir. You are advised to be at the Jumbles Country Park Café at around 1:45pm for the start of the walk at 2pm. This will be a fairly gentle walk of roughly 2-3 miles or around an hour and a half. If you would like to participate, please contact Keith Armstrong via email at tcc@bolton.gmim.org.uk or by calling him on 07500 928 573.

On 29th February 2024 the Albert Hall Bolton plays host to an exclusive evening of football nostalgia, fun and entertainment with Sky Sports legend Jeff Stelling anchor man of Sky Sports Gillette Soccer Saturday for over 30 years. During the evening Jeff will share anecdotes from his amazing career that saw him rise to fame as the recognisable face of Sky Sports Soccer Saturday and behind the scenes anecdotes. He will be joined on stage by Bianca Westwood his Sky Colleague as she hosts and roasts the anchor man! Jeff joined Sky Sports Soccer Saturday in 1994 and has presented almost every episode and worked with some legendary football stars from George Best, David Beckham, Roy Keane, and many more, too many to mention! On the night there is also the chance to ask Jeff lots of questions with an audience Q&A and to purchase some fantastic sporting memorabilia. VIP tickets for a meet and greet are available to book but only a limited number of VIP tickets available and to avoid disappointment it’s important to book now for what promises to be a fantastic night of fun and entertainment for all football enthusiasts!

Mar

01

Friday

Friday 10am till 5pm Daytime event tickets will also include entry to the evening event The main stage will feature exclusive Interviews with leading industry experts and key employers from across the Northwest region. Gain knowledge in relation to creating positive cultures from the game changers and trail blazers from across the region and UK. Intimate interviews in the Directors Wellbeing Forum a safe place to share experiences and gain peer to peer support. The day will feature 10 different Wellbeing Zones that cover a myriad of wellbeing topics.

Have a night of Bingo, dancing and fun in our ultimate Bingo Bedlam night. Prizes galore, games and lots of fun. This event will be very popular so book early.

Experience the magic of cinema at The Light Bolton with £5.99 tickets all day, every day from 1st March. The Light are launching an incredible £5.99 ticket offer* to coincide with the release of one of this year’s most eagerly awaited new blockbusters: Dune Part Two. Don’t miss out—secure your tickets now at bolton.thelight.co.uk and explore their amazing spring lineup! Available from Friday 1st March. *Excludes premium events, event cinema and Q&As. Visit the website for full T&Cs.

7pm till 10pm This evening's Main Stage will feature Sports Personalities, Celebrities and Inspirational people from the region. Listen to their personal stories of how they faced adversity in life, how they felt and the impact it had on their Mental Health but come through it. Find out the answers to the big question How do they now manage their mental wellbeing?

Theatregoers are invited to join The Scottish Detective, David Swindle, for a chilling, thrilling, night at the theatre. True crime fans, and those with a curious mind, will be able to investigate high-profile cases that have shocked the nation. Show producer James Taylor or Entertainers, responsible for bringing this intriguing evening to the stage, says: “It’s the circumstances and the detective’s perspective on what really went on, the early warning signs and the clues behind The Makings of a Murderer!” What makes a serial killer tick, the tell-tale signs and what really goes on behind the scenes will be revealed during the evening. It is an opportunity to learn about the most notorious British serial killers of all time - including Tobin, Jack the Ripper, Harold Shipman, Peter Sutcliffe and ‘Killer Couples’ – Fred and Rose West and The Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. “With more than 34 years as a senior detective,” says James, “David shares his unique insight into the minds of the murderers, the famous cases that were never solved, and how the murderer got away with it. . . from someone on the inside.” David – whose ground-breaking Operation Anagram uncovered the activities of Tobin – paints an often-dark picture of how these monsters come to be in this gripping first. “Serial Killers are cunning, conniving, controlling, careful and – I hate to say it – clever,” says David. “They live apparently normal lives and get away with their crimes for years. . . until eventually detected.” David also looks at the connections to the local area of the most famous murder cases. The Makings of a Murderer! – a “chilling, thrilling, night at the theatre not to be missed” is coming to town. Tickets available from the theatre box office: 18 plus advised

After sell-out shows, the Octagon Comedy Club is back for even more laughs! Join us and enjoy a hilarious night of live stand-up from some of the best names in comedy. It's guaranteed to be the funniest night in Bolton! Line-up to be announced soon...

Mar

02

Saturday

The Octagon Theatre are celebrating World Book Day with a fun filled family event this March. Join us for interactive storytelling, create your own characters and become a storyteller in our family drama workshops, discover our costume corner and book nook, arts and crafts activities and much more! Let's explore our imaginations together and don't forget to come in your character costume from your favourite book. Our World Book Day is free to attend, but we are asking families to book a free slot for everyone who is visiting. You can arrive any time between the beginning and end of your slot. Please note we have activities timetabled so we would advise you to come earlier on in the time slot to avoid disappointment. You can stay for up to 1.5 hours, with various activities happening for you to enjoy.

This is the first of this year's series of lunchtime concerts at the Victoria Hall. Please see www.victoriahallbolton.org.uk website for more details

The Chicago Blues Brothers have put the band back together and are ‘Cruisin for a Bluesin’ taking you to the music capitals of the USA for one night of spectacular live music. this award-winning show is bringing you the very best in Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Country and Motown with a few surprises and lots of lunacy thrown in for good measure. All performed in the hard-hitting style that has made the Chicago Blues Brothers the biggest and most loved Blues Brothers shows in The World. From The Savoy theatre in London’s West End to the Madinat theatre Dubai this show has rocked some of the most iconic venues around the globe. Join Jake and Elwood, The Sweet Soul Sisters and the amazing CBB Band for a hand clapping, footstomping, hit parade corker of an evening. Overflowing with heart and brimming with soul, indisputably infectious with an exuberant spirit and energy that is impossible to resist. Getting the blues has never been so much fun. “Tight, Classy and Brassy” The Stage “Highly charged, Fun and Infectious” Time Out “Fast, loud and determined everyone has a good time” The Reviews Hub “10/10 Perfect” Writebase Liverpool

Mar

03

Sunday

Sunday 3rd March 2024 Wedding suppliers showcasing their services for your special day. Normal trading hours 10-5pm All trade enquiries please contact Lucy at: lkcommercialisation@marketplacebolton.co.uk

The world's greatest family spectacular, featuring the people's champion TINY IRON, king of the ring rumble, returns to the Albert Halls Bolton. The show of a lifetime, plus free meet and greet. Get your tickets early for the best ringside seats.

Mar

04

Monday

In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. After all, despite his protestation that he is "just as good as bloody Pierrepoint" he is generally considered the second-best hangman in England. But what is he to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit. Martin McDonagh's brilliantly, if unlikely, hilarious play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015 and has had audiences crying with laughter ever since.

Mar

05

Tuesday

In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. After all, despite his protestation that he is "just as good as bloody Pierrepoint" he is generally considered the second-best hangman in England. But what is he to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit. Martin McDonagh's brilliantly, if unlikely, hilarious play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015 and has had audiences crying with laughter ever since.

Mar

06

Wednesday

Bolton Wanderers Disabled Supporters Association open meeting

6:30pm at Toughsheet Community Stadium, Wellbeing Hub, Bolton

We will be hosting an open meeting for all disabled supporters and carers on the 6th MARCH 2024 at 6.30pm in the Wellbeing Hub. Please come along and help make our voice stronger.

In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. After all, despite his protestation that he is "just as good as bloody Pierrepoint" he is generally considered the second-best hangman in England. But what is he to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit. Martin McDonagh's brilliantly, if unlikely, hilarious play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015 and has had audiences crying with laughter ever since.

Mar

07

Thursday

Winter Community Walk - Social Action Event

2:00pm – 3:30pm at Meet at Walker Fold Car Park, Walker Fold Road, Smithills, Bolton, BL1 7PT

Let's Keep Bolton Moving are inviting you for one of their Winter Community Walks, with this week's being a social action event at Walker Fold. You are advised to be at Walker Fold Car Park at around 1:45pm for the start of proceedings at 2pm. This event will involve rhododendron removal and tidying tree compartments with the Woodlands Trust for around an hour and a half. If you would like to participate, please contact Keith Armstrong via email at tcc@bolton.gmim.org.uk or by calling him on 07500 928 573.

We're excited to launch the Octagon Book Club! In these sessions, we'll be exploring the original stories that have inspired upcoming Octagon productions. Join us for our first meeting on 7th March (World Book Day) where we'll be discussing Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey. Led by an Octagon facilitator, our Book Club is a chance to have an informal chat, meet new people and discover new insights into classic stories.

About the event SHE:Support-Her-Empowerment Launch Party Come join us for an exciting evening at the Bolton Arena Gym in Horwich, Bolton, UK! Our SHE: Support Her Empowerment Launch Party is a celebration of women's empowerment and a chance to connect with like-minded individuals. We're not just sparking conversations, but we've got some awesome stuff lined up. Join us for our launch night and find out what SHE: Support Her Empowerment are all about with some extra highlights to make this a night to remember. Beyond the good vibes, you will meet some of the facilitators of the Peer-to-Peer support group who will share their own stories about how SHE: Support Her Empowerment was created and the vision for the future. By joining us you're not only supporting SHE: Support Her Empowerment but also helping to break down the stigma around mental health and empowering one woman at a time. Let's kick it together, break barriers, and build a foundation of well-being that goes way beyond our talks. We want to create a space where SHE feels heard, supported, and ready to tackle anything. “In Sisterhood, We Ignite HER Mind and Unite HER Spirit – Together, Our Collective Strength Empowers Every Woman!" Your journey to a healthier, happier and empowered future starts with a simple chat together. Mark your calendars and get ready to unleash your inner power at the SHE: Support Her Empowerment Launch Party! Also check out other Parties in Bolton, Entertainment Events in Bolton, Health & Wellness Events in Bolton.

In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. After all, despite his protestation that he is "just as good as bloody Pierrepoint" he is generally considered the second-best hangman in England. But what is he to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit. Martin McDonagh's brilliantly, if unlikely, hilarious play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015 and has had audiences crying with laughter ever since.

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

An Evening with Snooker Greats (Clash Of The Titans) Stephen Hendry, Steve Davis & Dennis Taylor Seven-times World Snooker Champion Stephen Hendry takes on his arch rival Steve Davis with your host and referee for the evening the Dennis Taylor. Come and join the UK’s favourite snooker stars as they recreate the matches that saw them rise to the top of their profession. Stephen Hendry won 7 world championships; Steve Davis won 6 world championships, who is your favourite to win? Snooker legend ex world champion and now BBC commentator Dennis Taylor is your host and referee for the evening. A night not to be missed! There will also be a Q&A, providing you with the opportunity to pose the questions you always wanted to ask. A limited number of VIP meet and greet tickets are available at £70 each.

ORGANIZER ST PHILIPS JUNIOR WORKSHOP Youth Theatre

Mar

08

Friday

International Women's Day Free Fitness Class

6:00pm – 7:00pm at Real Life Health & Fitness, Unit 52, Floor 2 Halliwell Business Park, Rossini Street, Bolton, BL1 8DL

In recognition of IWD on Friday 8 March, Real Life Heath & Fitness will be holding a free fitness class. This fantastic event is open to everyone, providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all, regardless of their fitness level or abilities. The 6-7pm fitness class is always free to the community and caters to all levels, from beginners to advanced fitness enthusiasts. To finish this special evening we will raise a toast to our wonderful community, with some light refreshments. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet other like-minded individuals, socialise, and discuss your fitness goals with others. We are confident that this event will foster a sense of camaraderie and support among the community. So, mark your calendars and join us for this exciting free IWD event on Friday 8th March at 6 pm at Real Life Health and Fitness. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

“This years Mayor’s Charity Ball is going to be full of fun and entertainment as guests become Philias Fogg and transported around the world for the evening. A sumptuous 3 course dinner and live entertainment throughout the evening culminating in the fabulous Vogue Duo act to dance the night away.” Sponsored by Emerson Group and as always, all proceeds will go to the Mayor's chosen Charities.

In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. After all, despite his protestation that he is "just as good as bloody Pierrepoint" he is generally considered the second-best hangman in England. But what is he to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit. Martin McDonagh's brilliantly, if unlikely, hilarious play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015 and has had audiences crying with laughter ever since.

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

ORGANIZER ST PHILIPS JUNIOR WORKSHOP Youth Theatre

Mar

09

Saturday

In his small pub in Oldham, Harry is something of a local celebrity. After all, despite his protestation that he is "just as good as bloody Pierrepoint" he is generally considered the second-best hangman in England. But what is he to do on the day they've abolished hanging? Amongst the cub reporters and sycophantic pub regulars, dying to hear Harry's reaction to the news, a peculiar stranger lurks, with a very different motive for his visit. Martin McDonagh's brilliantly, if unlikely, hilarious play premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in September 2015 and has had audiences crying with laughter ever since.

Conductor Paul Witkiewicz Leader Anita Levy ​ Dvorak Czech Suite Martinu Sinfonietta La Jolia Schubert Symphony No 6 ​

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

ORGANIZER ST PHILIPS JUNIOR WORKSHOP Youth Theatre

Mar

10

Sunday

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Join Barrie Rutter OBE to celebrate the Bard’s Kings & Queens – their achievements, conquests and foibles – with anecdotes and memories from a career of playing and directing Shakespeare’s Royals, with Northern Broadsides and beyond, all over the world.

Mar

11

Monday

From Seamas Carey (creator of The Reason Why podcast), comes the controversial sell-out comedy show on identity, second homes, xenophobia and bagpipes. Who am I? Where do I belong? Is it OK to be a nationalist? Cornwall is at a tipping point. House prices soar, the population shifts, tensions rise. Some people see it as a separate nation, whilst others see it as a prime holiday destination and playground for the rich. Seamas Carey is confused.
 He is desperately trying to understand. He’s watched a wave of gentrification sweep through his rural hometown. There’s nowhere to live, yet second homes stand empty. He wishes Cornwall
was more welcoming and inclusive, but watches “up country” money sow division and suspicion. Could closing borders and nationalism be the answer? Where’s the line between pride and power?
 What happens when it all goes too far? Seamas needs help. He needs your help.

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Mar

12

Tuesday

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Bolton Wanderers vs Oxford United

7:45pm at Toughsheet Community Stadium, Bolton

Bolton play against Oxford at home.

Mar

13

Wednesday

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Mar

14

Thursday

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Mar

15

Friday

The Octagon is opening its doors on select dates in 2024 to welcome school groups and other groups (of 10 or more people) into the theatre. Our tours will take you onto our stage and behind the scenes, giving you an exciting glimpse into the mechanisms of a working theatre. Tours will take place on the following dates and times: Friday 12 January - 10-11.30am/12.30-2pm/2.30-4pm Friday 15 March - 10-11.30am/12.30-2pm/2.30-4pm Tuesday 30 April - 10-11.30am/12.30-2pm/2.30-4pm Schools and Colleges Our tours are a brilliant way of enhancing your school’s cultural education offer. We can tailor tours to any age group. Whether you want to explore industry links or career pathways with your group, or if you are interested in storytelling, history or literature; our backstage tours will be an exciting experience for any age. Tours are charged at £3 per student/group member and school teachers will receive a free place for every 10 students booked on. Tours can be booked in person or over the phone by calling 01204 520661 (option 2 on the menu). When booking please state your preferred date and time slot listed below. Payment will be taken at the time of booking. Please note we can only offer tours to a maximum of 30 participants. Due to high demand, if you are a smaller group, you may experience your tour with another school/group to enable us to cater for as many people as possible.

Have you ever been in the Victoria Hall to watch a concert? You have? Great! This helps us to keep the building open. While you were sat there in this wonderful concert hall/ Methodist Church did you wonder what the rest of building was like? You did? Well we can tell you that we run tours from time to time for organised tours for up to 20 people.

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Barry Steele-The Roy Orbison Story

7:30pm – 10:0pm at Bolton Albert Halls Theatre, Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1RU

The one and only Barry Steele is set to put the rock back into ‘The Big O’ as he takes to the stage to commemorate this legend in the West End production ‘The Roy Orbison Story’ Get ready for an upbeat night of solid gold hits and contemporary genius as Barry Steele and a fabulous cast of musicians and singers, celebrate the late 80s when The Big O was on the cusp of a phenomenal return to super stardom. Barry is joined on stage a five-piece band and sensational guest pianist Boogie Williams as the production present original material written but never sung by Roy Orbison and showcase elements of the symphonic orchestration first heard on the recently released Albums. This top-class production also features chart busting hits originally performed by Roy Orbison’s friends and Buddy Holly, culminating in a stunningly brilliant accolade as the whole cast comes together to pay homage to the original super group ‘The Traveling Wilburys.’ With a feelgood factor built in, this show really does have something for everyone! Barry Steele has been stunning audiences with his uncanny ability to recreate the vocal talents of the legendary Roy Orbison, winning rave reviews across the globe. His vocal talents are quite simply ‘True Identikit Brilliance.’

After sell-out shows, the Octagon Comedy Club is back for even more laughs! Join us and enjoy a hilarious night of live stand-up from some of the best names in comedy. It's guaranteed to be the funniest night in Bolton! Line-up to be announced soon...

Mar

16

Saturday

We return on 16th MAR 2024 in the Lion of Vienna Suite @ Bolton Wanderers FC for the only show in the North that is exclusively sports cards

Educating Rita

12:00pm at Farnworth Little Theatre

This 1980 comedy drama follows the relationship between a working class Liverpool hairdresser and an Open University lecturer during the course of a year. Rita, out of step and dissatisfied with her routine life, seeks inner growth by signing up for a course in English Literature, where she meets Frank, a career academic. He has taken on part time tutoring to fund his lifestyle and the two characters have a profound effect on each other. One of Russell’s best known plays drawing on every emotion to produce a moving, yet hilarious, two-hander.

Join us for our Annual Charity Ball for a great evening of entertainment, food and luxury auction. Dress Code - Black Tie or 007 dress to impress

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Mar

17

Sunday

Educating Rita

12:00pm at Farnworth Little Theatre

This 1980 comedy drama follows the relationship between a working class Liverpool hairdresser and an Open University lecturer during the course of a year. Rita, out of step and dissatisfied with her routine life, seeks inner growth by signing up for a course in English Literature, where she meets Frank, a career academic. He has taken on part time tutoring to fund his lifestyle and the two characters have a profound effect on each other. One of Russell’s best known plays drawing on every emotion to produce a moving, yet hilarious, two-hander.

SOMETHING ABOUT GEORGE: THE GEORGE HARRISON STORY

4:00pm at The Octagon Theatre

Something About George – The George Harrison Storyis a musical biopic tribute about the so-called “quiet” Beatle, and is back following it’s hugely successful 2023 tour which celebrated what would have been George’s 80th birthday. Starring West End actor and musician Daniel Taylor, Something About George – The George Harrison Story tells the truly remarkable tale of one of music’s most understated icons. Featuring a five-piece band performing beautiful songs such as My Sweet Lord, Something, Got My Mind Set On You and Handle With Care, the show includes incredible solo material and music from rock n’ roll’s greatest supergroup, The Travelling Wilburys - not forgetting more than a few Beatles’ classics along the way. From heartbreak to hedonism and song writing to instant success, Something About George will show you a life that was anything but quiet.

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Mar

18

Monday

Educating Rita

12:00pm at Farnworth Little Theatre

This 1980 comedy drama follows the relationship between a working class Liverpool hairdresser and an Open University lecturer during the course of a year. Rita, out of step and dissatisfied with her routine life, seeks inner growth by signing up for a course in English Literature, where she meets Frank, a career academic. He has taken on part time tutoring to fund his lifestyle and the two characters have a profound effect on each other. One of Russell’s best known plays drawing on every emotion to produce a moving, yet hilarious, two-hander.

Powerful drama based on true events, The FIX follows the lives of the Morris family and the effects drugs and mental health can have. Could the tragic consequences have been avoided. Initially wrote with two different endings however only one is currently being used. Can you guess the alternative?

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Mar

19

Tuesday

Educating Rita

12:00pm at Farnworth Little Theatre

This 1980 comedy drama follows the relationship between a working class Liverpool hairdresser and an Open University lecturer during the course of a year. Rita, out of step and dissatisfied with her routine life, seeks inner growth by signing up for a course in English Literature, where she meets Frank, a career academic. He has taken on part time tutoring to fund his lifestyle and the two characters have a profound effect on each other. One of Russell’s best known plays drawing on every emotion to produce a moving, yet hilarious, two-hander.

“Primary and Secondary schools from Bolton have come together to showcase and celebrate their amazing talents in dance. They will be entertaining us by dancing to songs from well loved movies and musicals”.

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Powerful drama based on true events, The FIX follows the lives of the Morris family and the effects drugs and mental health can have. Could the tragic consequences have been avoided. Initially wrote with two different endings however only one is currently being used. Can you guess the alternative?

The Son of His Majesty The Mikado, Nanki-Poo, moved to Titipu a year ago to avoid marrying an elderly, ugly lady of his father's Court and so joined the Titipu Town Band disguised as a Second Trombone. He tell madly in love with Yum-Yum and she with him. Unfortunately, Yum-Yum was betrothed to her guardian Ko-Ko, the local tailor and so Nanki-Poo left town. A month ago, Nanki-Poo received word that Ko-Ko had been condemned to death for flirting so he resolved to find Yum-yum. On his return, Nanki-Poo is told by Pish-Tush, a Noble Lord of Titipu that Ko-Ko was reprieved at the last moment and exalted to the highest rank a citizen can attain - Lord High Executioner. Pooh-Bah, now Lord High Everything Else, having taken on all the posts of the local dignitaries who didnt want to work under an ex-tailor, proceeds to give Ko-Ko some rather conflicting advice on how much money the State is willing to spend on his wedding. Yum-yum, her sisters (Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo) and her friends return from school and Pooh-Bah is bribed by Ko-Ko to be nice to them; the girls, however, find it all hilarious and then have to apologise for being rude. Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo are reunited and are just as in love as they were a year ago; Nanki-Poo reveals to her his true identity, they discuss how happy they might be and what they would get up to if she were not engaged to Ko-Ko and if flirting were not against the law. They leave each other, realising the hopelessness of their situation just as a letter arrives for Ko-Ko from The Mikado. The Mikado insists that an execution must take place as it has been a year since the last one, otherwise the Town of Titipu will be reduced to the rank of a Village. Ko-Ko, PoohBah and Pish-Tush debate the issue — either, one of them dies, or, they find a substitute. Nanki-Poo, now aware that he will never be able to marry Yum-Yum decides to commit suicide; Ko-Ko, seeing him attempt this, realises that he has found his subsititute. Nanki-Poo agrees to be beheaded in a month, providing that he can marry Yum-yum. This plan pleases the locals and they begin the celebrations. They're all having a great time until the aforementioned elderly, ugly lady, Katisha, turns up and frightens everyone. She attempts to tell the locals who Nanki-Poo really is but Yum-Yum and her sisters manage to keep it a secret, Pitti-Sing makes fun of Katisha who is forced to leave for reinforcements. As Yum-Yum prepares for her wedding, her sisters tease her about her marriage plans being 'cut short'. The girls, along with Nanki-Poo and Pish-Tush, try to convince themselves that everything will be fine. Unfortunately, Ko-Ko then reveals that when a married man is beheaded his wife is buried alive; needless to say Yum-Yum isnt best pleased and the wedding is off! The Mikado approaches the town and Ko-Ko decides that an execution needs to be arranged quickly. Nanki-poo, now distraught at losing Yum-yum again, swiftly volunteers but Ko-Ko admits that he isnt quite ready to perform his duty as Executioner and decides to bribe all the local officials instead (namely, Pooh-Bah) so they will swear to any story. Ko-Ko tells Nanki-Poo to go and marry Yum-Yum and leave Titipu for good; this allows Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah and Pitti-Sing to come up with a very tall tale about how the execution took place; they relay this tale to The Mikado and Katisha on their arrival. The Mikado reveals that he didn't come about the execution after all but came looking for his Son, Nanki-Poo. Only then do the three fibbers realise the consequences of the story they have just told and The Mikado is only too happy to tell them the punishment for encompassing the death of the Heir Apparent. As The Mikado takes a break for lunch, its decided that the only way to save their lives is if Ko-Ko persuades Katisha to marry him, he's not too pleased but reluctantly agrees. Katisha, now lonely and forelorn, is an easy target for Ko-Ko who spins her a yarn about how he loves her; Katisha falls for it and marries him. Katisha introduces her new husband to The Mikado and begs forgiveness for him and his friends; The Mikado, however, is still not too pleased that his Son is dead. Just in time, Nanki-poo arrives and reveals he is not dead but is now married; Katisha realises she has been tricked. Ko-Ko, yet again, manages to talk his way out of a sticky situation and The Mikado finds his explanation most satisfactory, With Pitt-Sing leading the way, everyone joins in the celebrations.

Mar

20

Wednesday

Educating Rita

12:00pm at Farnworth Little Theatre

This 1980 comedy drama follows the relationship between a working class Liverpool hairdresser and an Open University lecturer during the course of a year. Rita, out of step and dissatisfied with her routine life, seeks inner growth by signing up for a course in English Literature, where she meets Frank, a career academic. He has taken on part time tutoring to fund his lifestyle and the two characters have a profound effect on each other. One of Russell’s best known plays drawing on every emotion to produce a moving, yet hilarious, two-hander.

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Powerful drama based on true events, The FIX follows the lives of the Morris family and the effects drugs and mental health can have. Could the tragic consequences have been avoided. Initially wrote with two different endings however only one is currently being used. Can you guess the alternative?

The Son of His Majesty The Mikado, Nanki-Poo, moved to Titipu a year ago to avoid marrying an elderly, ugly lady of his father's Court and so joined the Titipu Town Band disguised as a Second Trombone. He tell madly in love with Yum-Yum and she with him. Unfortunately, Yum-Yum was betrothed to her guardian Ko-Ko, the local tailor and so Nanki-Poo left town. A month ago, Nanki-Poo received word that Ko-Ko had been condemned to death for flirting so he resolved to find Yum-yum. On his return, Nanki-Poo is told by Pish-Tush, a Noble Lord of Titipu that Ko-Ko was reprieved at the last moment and exalted to the highest rank a citizen can attain - Lord High Executioner. Pooh-Bah, now Lord High Everything Else, having taken on all the posts of the local dignitaries who didnt want to work under an ex-tailor, proceeds to give Ko-Ko some rather conflicting advice on how much money the State is willing to spend on his wedding. Yum-yum, her sisters (Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo) and her friends return from school and Pooh-Bah is bribed by Ko-Ko to be nice to them; the girls, however, find it all hilarious and then have to apologise for being rude. Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo are reunited and are just as in love as they were a year ago; Nanki-Poo reveals to her his true identity, they discuss how happy they might be and what they would get up to if she were not engaged to Ko-Ko and if flirting were not against the law. They leave each other, realising the hopelessness of their situation just as a letter arrives for Ko-Ko from The Mikado. The Mikado insists that an execution must take place as it has been a year since the last one, otherwise the Town of Titipu will be reduced to the rank of a Village. Ko-Ko, PoohBah and Pish-Tush debate the issue — either, one of them dies, or, they find a substitute. Nanki-Poo, now aware that he will never be able to marry Yum-Yum decides to commit suicide; Ko-Ko, seeing him attempt this, realises that he has found his subsititute. Nanki-Poo agrees to be beheaded in a month, providing that he can marry Yum-yum. This plan pleases the locals and they begin the celebrations. They're all having a great time until the aforementioned elderly, ugly lady, Katisha, turns up and frightens everyone. She attempts to tell the locals who Nanki-Poo really is but Yum-Yum and her sisters manage to keep it a secret, Pitti-Sing makes fun of Katisha who is forced to leave for reinforcements. As Yum-Yum prepares for her wedding, her sisters tease her about her marriage plans being 'cut short'. The girls, along with Nanki-Poo and Pish-Tush, try to convince themselves that everything will be fine. Unfortunately, Ko-Ko then reveals that when a married man is beheaded his wife is buried alive; needless to say Yum-Yum isnt best pleased and the wedding is off! The Mikado approaches the town and Ko-Ko decides that an execution needs to be arranged quickly. Nanki-poo, now distraught at losing Yum-yum again, swiftly volunteers but Ko-Ko admits that he isnt quite ready to perform his duty as Executioner and decides to bribe all the local officials instead (namely, Pooh-Bah) so they will swear to any story. Ko-Ko tells Nanki-Poo to go and marry Yum-Yum and leave Titipu for good; this allows Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah and Pitti-Sing to come up with a very tall tale about how the execution took place; they relay this tale to The Mikado and Katisha on their arrival. The Mikado reveals that he didn't come about the execution after all but came looking for his Son, Nanki-Poo. Only then do the three fibbers realise the consequences of the story they have just told and The Mikado is only too happy to tell them the punishment for encompassing the death of the Heir Apparent. As The Mikado takes a break for lunch, its decided that the only way to save their lives is if Ko-Ko persuades Katisha to marry him, he's not too pleased but reluctantly agrees. Katisha, now lonely and forelorn, is an easy target for Ko-Ko who spins her a yarn about how he loves her; Katisha falls for it and marries him. Katisha introduces her new husband to The Mikado and begs forgiveness for him and his friends; The Mikado, however, is still not too pleased that his Son is dead. Just in time, Nanki-poo arrives and reveals he is not dead but is now married; Katisha realises she has been tricked. Ko-Ko, yet again, manages to talk his way out of a sticky situation and The Mikado finds his explanation most satisfactory, With Pitt-Sing leading the way, everyone joins in the celebrations.

Mar

21

Thursday

The Professional Builder Tool Fair will be coming to Bolton Arena in March 2024.

Come And Meet Hager At Elex 24 Bolton Arena, Bolton Join us for an exciting in-person event at Bolton Arena, UK! Get ready to meet Hager and experience the latest innovations at Elex 24. This event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with industry professionals, discover cutting-edge technologies, and expand your network. Don't miss out on this incredible event happening atBolton Arena. Grab your friends and mark your calendars for an unforgettable day of inspiration and innovation!

This is a private event tickets only please read the descriptions to see what course suits you best. Beginners five day sewing course Beginner sewing course at Bolton Arena 21st March 2024. You will learn how to set a sewing machine up, learn the basic stitches, pattern cut one of our designs by Miss Mills. Learn how to make a dress from start to finish using a sewing machine and overlocker, with professional finishings. You will leave the course with sewing knowledge and will be able to start sewing yourself at home after the course. Please checkout our social media to see previous students, what they made and have made after the course. Photos of the dresses are what students made on the last course in just five days! All materials are provided including sewing machine, fabric, accessories and pattern. This course is for beginners only, you will follow a brief in a small class size and we will stick to that brief. If you have finished the dress design we are working on, you will get the chance to make one of our other patterns a round neck dress or kaftan. Free parking across the five days, cafe available on site and we are based next to the motorway for easy access. There is also a train station outside Bolton Arena less than 4 minutes walking time. Class will start at 10am prompt and will finish at 15:00 we have done these timings to miss rush hour and to accommodate anyone with children. Age restriction over 16s only sorry for any inconvenience this is a sewing course for adults only. please note this is a private event tickets only. All bookings will be non refundable unless the government do a lockdown. ADVANCED SEWING FIVE DAY COURSE Advanced only. Please read this is for advanced sewing only, you must have your own sewing machine and you must know how to work your own machine including all stitches etc. On the advanced course we will be working on more advanced techniques a womenswear oversized shirt designed by Miss Mills. Then if students have finished the shirt to a professional finishing, you will be able to move onto trousers with a elasticated waist band following a basic trouser block and sizes. This is an oversized shirt and elasticated trousers we will not be doing individual measurements as this moves into tailoring. Everyone will follow the same brief in class and make the oversized shirt to a professional standard. Then if we have time you will make the trousers. Fabric is provided you will needy to bring your machine and make sure it can do button holes. This course will take place at Bolton Arena on 21st March for five days and start at 10:00 finish at 15:00. Free parking at the arena across the five days, train station outside and motorway access for people travelling from other areas. This course is a private event tickets only, small groups, non refundable unless the government do a national lockdown.

Educating Rita

12:00pm at Farnworth Little Theatre

This 1980 comedy drama follows the relationship between a working class Liverpool hairdresser and an Open University lecturer during the course of a year. Rita, out of step and dissatisfied with her routine life, seeks inner growth by signing up for a course in English Literature, where she meets Frank, a career academic. He has taken on part time tutoring to fund his lifestyle and the two characters have a profound effect on each other. One of Russell’s best known plays drawing on every emotion to produce a moving, yet hilarious, two-hander.

The Spongebob Musical (Youth Edition) 21st - 23rd March 2024

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Black Dyke Band

7:30pm at Victoria Hall, Bolton, Bolton, BL1 2AS

Black Dyke Band returns to The Victoria Hall, Bolton

Powerful drama based on true events, The FIX follows the lives of the Morris family and the effects drugs and mental health can have. Could the tragic consequences have been avoided. Initially wrote with two different endings however only one is currently being used. Can you guess the alternative?

Celebrating 30 years on the road this year, The Bon Jovi Experience is back. Get ready to rock your way through an unforgettable journey with the only show to be endorsed by Jon Bon Jovi himself! The Bon Jovi Experience features smash-hits such as ‘Livin’ On a Prayer,’ ‘Always’, ‘It’s My Life‘, ‘You Give Love a Bad Name‘, ‘Bad Medicine‘ and many more. Immerse yourself in a phenomenal celebration of Jon Bon Jovi’s timeless classics as the official band to Jon Bon Jovi recreates the magic that defined an era with electrifying energy – transporting you back to the heyday of stadium rock. Reviews: “The best Bon Jovi tribute band I’ve ever watched” – Jon Bon Jovi “Have you seen this guy? He looks so much like Jon Bon Jovi, it’s freaky man!” – Chad Kroeger, Nickelback “The Bon Jovi Experience are not only half way there, they’ve finally made it” – Outline Magazine Social Media: Website: www.thebonjoviexperience.com Facebook: @TheBonJoviExperience Instagram: @bonjoviexperience Twitter: @bonjoviexp

The Son of His Majesty The Mikado, Nanki-Poo, moved to Titipu a year ago to avoid marrying an elderly, ugly lady of his father's Court and so joined the Titipu Town Band disguised as a Second Trombone. He tell madly in love with Yum-Yum and she with him. Unfortunately, Yum-Yum was betrothed to her guardian Ko-Ko, the local tailor and so Nanki-Poo left town. A month ago, Nanki-Poo received word that Ko-Ko had been condemned to death for flirting so he resolved to find Yum-yum. On his return, Nanki-Poo is told by Pish-Tush, a Noble Lord of Titipu that Ko-Ko was reprieved at the last moment and exalted to the highest rank a citizen can attain - Lord High Executioner. Pooh-Bah, now Lord High Everything Else, having taken on all the posts of the local dignitaries who didnt want to work under an ex-tailor, proceeds to give Ko-Ko some rather conflicting advice on how much money the State is willing to spend on his wedding. Yum-yum, her sisters (Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo) and her friends return from school and Pooh-Bah is bribed by Ko-Ko to be nice to them; the girls, however, find it all hilarious and then have to apologise for being rude. Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo are reunited and are just as in love as they were a year ago; Nanki-Poo reveals to her his true identity, they discuss how happy they might be and what they would get up to if she were not engaged to Ko-Ko and if flirting were not against the law. They leave each other, realising the hopelessness of their situation just as a letter arrives for Ko-Ko from The Mikado. The Mikado insists that an execution must take place as it has been a year since the last one, otherwise the Town of Titipu will be reduced to the rank of a Village. Ko-Ko, PoohBah and Pish-Tush debate the issue — either, one of them dies, or, they find a substitute. Nanki-Poo, now aware that he will never be able to marry Yum-Yum decides to commit suicide; Ko-Ko, seeing him attempt this, realises that he has found his subsititute. Nanki-Poo agrees to be beheaded in a month, providing that he can marry Yum-yum. This plan pleases the locals and they begin the celebrations. They're all having a great time until the aforementioned elderly, ugly lady, Katisha, turns up and frightens everyone. She attempts to tell the locals who Nanki-Poo really is but Yum-Yum and her sisters manage to keep it a secret, Pitti-Sing makes fun of Katisha who is forced to leave for reinforcements. As Yum-Yum prepares for her wedding, her sisters tease her about her marriage plans being 'cut short'. The girls, along with Nanki-Poo and Pish-Tush, try to convince themselves that everything will be fine. Unfortunately, Ko-Ko then reveals that when a married man is beheaded his wife is buried alive; needless to say Yum-Yum isnt best pleased and the wedding is off! The Mikado approaches the town and Ko-Ko decides that an execution needs to be arranged quickly. Nanki-poo, now distraught at losing Yum-yum again, swiftly volunteers but Ko-Ko admits that he isnt quite ready to perform his duty as Executioner and decides to bribe all the local officials instead (namely, Pooh-Bah) so they will swear to any story. Ko-Ko tells Nanki-Poo to go and marry Yum-Yum and leave Titipu for good; this allows Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah and Pitti-Sing to come up with a very tall tale about how the execution took place; they relay this tale to The Mikado and Katisha on their arrival. The Mikado reveals that he didn't come about the execution after all but came looking for his Son, Nanki-Poo. Only then do the three fibbers realise the consequences of the story they have just told and The Mikado is only too happy to tell them the punishment for encompassing the death of the Heir Apparent. As The Mikado takes a break for lunch, its decided that the only way to save their lives is if Ko-Ko persuades Katisha to marry him, he's not too pleased but reluctantly agrees. Katisha, now lonely and forelorn, is an easy target for Ko-Ko who spins her a yarn about how he loves her; Katisha falls for it and marries him. Katisha introduces her new husband to The Mikado and begs forgiveness for him and his friends; The Mikado, however, is still not too pleased that his Son is dead. Just in time, Nanki-poo arrives and reveals he is not dead but is now married; Katisha realises she has been tricked. Ko-Ko, yet again, manages to talk his way out of a sticky situation and The Mikado finds his explanation most satisfactory, With Pitt-Sing leading the way, everyone joins in the celebrations.

Mar

22

Friday

The Professional Builder Tool Fair will be coming to Bolton Arena in March 2024.

Come And Meet Hager At Elex 24 Bolton Arena, Bolton Join us for an exciting in-person event at Bolton Arena, UK! Get ready to meet Hager and experience the latest innovations at Elex 24. This event is a fantastic opportunity to connect with industry professionals, discover cutting-edge technologies, and expand your network. Don't miss out on this incredible event happening atBolton Arena. Grab your friends and mark your calendars for an unforgettable day of inspiration and innovation!

This is a private event tickets only please read the descriptions to see what course suits you best. Beginners five day sewing course Beginner sewing course at Bolton Arena 21st March 2024. You will learn how to set a sewing machine up, learn the basic stitches, pattern cut one of our designs by Miss Mills. Learn how to make a dress from start to finish using a sewing machine and overlocker, with professional finishings. You will leave the course with sewing knowledge and will be able to start sewing yourself at home after the course. Please checkout our social media to see previous students, what they made and have made after the course. Photos of the dresses are what students made on the last course in just five days! All materials are provided including sewing machine, fabric, accessories and pattern. This course is for beginners only, you will follow a brief in a small class size and we will stick to that brief. If you have finished the dress design we are working on, you will get the chance to make one of our other patterns a round neck dress or kaftan. Free parking across the five days, cafe available on site and we are based next to the motorway for easy access. There is also a train station outside Bolton Arena less than 4 minutes walking time. Class will start at 10am prompt and will finish at 15:00 we have done these timings to miss rush hour and to accommodate anyone with children. Age restriction over 16s only sorry for any inconvenience this is a sewing course for adults only. please note this is a private event tickets only. All bookings will be non refundable unless the government do a lockdown. ADVANCED SEWING FIVE DAY COURSE Advanced only. Please read this is for advanced sewing only, you must have your own sewing machine and you must know how to work your own machine including all stitches etc. On the advanced course we will be working on more advanced techniques a womenswear oversized shirt designed by Miss Mills. Then if students have finished the shirt to a professional finishing, you will be able to move onto trousers with a elasticated waist band following a basic trouser block and sizes. This is an oversized shirt and elasticated trousers we will not be doing individual measurements as this moves into tailoring. Everyone will follow the same brief in class and make the oversized shirt to a professional standard. Then if we have time you will make the trousers. Fabric is provided you will needy to bring your machine and make sure it can do button holes. This course will take place at Bolton Arena on 21st March for five days and start at 10:00 finish at 15:00. Free parking at the arena across the five days, train station outside and motorway access for people travelling from other areas. This course is a private event tickets only, small groups, non refundable unless the government do a national lockdown.

Educating Rita

12:00pm at Farnworth Little Theatre

This 1980 comedy drama follows the relationship between a working class Liverpool hairdresser and an Open University lecturer during the course of a year. Rita, out of step and dissatisfied with her routine life, seeks inner growth by signing up for a course in English Literature, where she meets Frank, a career academic. He has taken on part time tutoring to fund his lifestyle and the two characters have a profound effect on each other. One of Russell’s best known plays drawing on every emotion to produce a moving, yet hilarious, two-hander.

The Spongebob Musical (Youth Edition) 21st - 23rd March 2024

Join us at The Mill Coffee House for an evening with Gary Barlow - Professional singer Dan Hadfield is a widely acclaimed performer and "The World's Number One Tribute to Gary Barlow" Quite simply, Dan Hadfield is the go-to Gary Barlow tribute artiste in the entertainment industry. Having both sung with Gary himself as well as doubling as his lookalike on television over the years. The set list will include numbers such as Rule The World, Greatest Day, A Million Love Songs, Relight My Fire, Shine, Since I Saw You Last, Let Me Go, Back For Good and many, many more and the show will be a blend of song, humour and audience interaction that will be perfect for Take That fans and wider audiences alike. This round table event will include a 3 course set menu with welcome drink. A licensed bar will be open throughout the event. Doors open at 18.30 - Meal Served at 19.30 Show starts at 21.15 - Doors close at 23.00

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Powerful drama based on true events, The FIX follows the lives of the Morris family and the effects drugs and mental health can have. Could the tragic consequences have been avoided. Initially wrote with two different endings however only one is currently being used. Can you guess the alternative?

The Son of His Majesty The Mikado, Nanki-Poo, moved to Titipu a year ago to avoid marrying an elderly, ugly lady of his father's Court and so joined the Titipu Town Band disguised as a Second Trombone. He tell madly in love with Yum-Yum and she with him. Unfortunately, Yum-Yum was betrothed to her guardian Ko-Ko, the local tailor and so Nanki-Poo left town. A month ago, Nanki-Poo received word that Ko-Ko had been condemned to death for flirting so he resolved to find Yum-yum. On his return, Nanki-Poo is told by Pish-Tush, a Noble Lord of Titipu that Ko-Ko was reprieved at the last moment and exalted to the highest rank a citizen can attain - Lord High Executioner. Pooh-Bah, now Lord High Everything Else, having taken on all the posts of the local dignitaries who didnt want to work under an ex-tailor, proceeds to give Ko-Ko some rather conflicting advice on how much money the State is willing to spend on his wedding. Yum-yum, her sisters (Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo) and her friends return from school and Pooh-Bah is bribed by Ko-Ko to be nice to them; the girls, however, find it all hilarious and then have to apologise for being rude. Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo are reunited and are just as in love as they were a year ago; Nanki-Poo reveals to her his true identity, they discuss how happy they might be and what they would get up to if she were not engaged to Ko-Ko and if flirting were not against the law. They leave each other, realising the hopelessness of their situation just as a letter arrives for Ko-Ko from The Mikado. The Mikado insists that an execution must take place as it has been a year since the last one, otherwise the Town of Titipu will be reduced to the rank of a Village. Ko-Ko, PoohBah and Pish-Tush debate the issue — either, one of them dies, or, they find a substitute. Nanki-Poo, now aware that he will never be able to marry Yum-Yum decides to commit suicide; Ko-Ko, seeing him attempt this, realises that he has found his subsititute. Nanki-Poo agrees to be beheaded in a month, providing that he can marry Yum-yum. This plan pleases the locals and they begin the celebrations. They're all having a great time until the aforementioned elderly, ugly lady, Katisha, turns up and frightens everyone. She attempts to tell the locals who Nanki-Poo really is but Yum-Yum and her sisters manage to keep it a secret, Pitti-Sing makes fun of Katisha who is forced to leave for reinforcements. As Yum-Yum prepares for her wedding, her sisters tease her about her marriage plans being 'cut short'. The girls, along with Nanki-Poo and Pish-Tush, try to convince themselves that everything will be fine. Unfortunately, Ko-Ko then reveals that when a married man is beheaded his wife is buried alive; needless to say Yum-Yum isnt best pleased and the wedding is off! The Mikado approaches the town and Ko-Ko decides that an execution needs to be arranged quickly. Nanki-poo, now distraught at losing Yum-yum again, swiftly volunteers but Ko-Ko admits that he isnt quite ready to perform his duty as Executioner and decides to bribe all the local officials instead (namely, Pooh-Bah) so they will swear to any story. Ko-Ko tells Nanki-Poo to go and marry Yum-Yum and leave Titipu for good; this allows Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah and Pitti-Sing to come up with a very tall tale about how the execution took place; they relay this tale to The Mikado and Katisha on their arrival. The Mikado reveals that he didn't come about the execution after all but came looking for his Son, Nanki-Poo. Only then do the three fibbers realise the consequences of the story they have just told and The Mikado is only too happy to tell them the punishment for encompassing the death of the Heir Apparent. As The Mikado takes a break for lunch, its decided that the only way to save their lives is if Ko-Ko persuades Katisha to marry him, he's not too pleased but reluctantly agrees. Katisha, now lonely and forelorn, is an easy target for Ko-Ko who spins her a yarn about how he loves her; Katisha falls for it and marries him. Katisha introduces her new husband to The Mikado and begs forgiveness for him and his friends; The Mikado, however, is still not too pleased that his Son is dead. Just in time, Nanki-poo arrives and reveals he is not dead but is now married; Katisha realises she has been tricked. Ko-Ko, yet again, manages to talk his way out of a sticky situation and The Mikado finds his explanation most satisfactory, With Pitt-Sing leading the way, everyone joins in the celebrations.

BWitC in partnership with BWFC are hosting the Tough Sleep at the Toughsheet Community Stadium in March. The sleepout will aim to raise funds to support both the club’s official charity Bolton Wanderers in the Community (Charity No. 1090753), Urban Outreach Bolton (Charity No. 1044203), Emmaus Bolton (Charity No. 1080391) and Back Up Northwest (Charity No. 1064698) as they work to support some of the most vulnerable people living in Bolton. We would like to invite as many BWFC supporters to join us by spending a cold winter’s night with just a sleeping bag for warmth in the West Stand of the Community Stadium. The sleepout is to raise awareness and show solidarity and support to our town. Free hot refreshments will be provided as well as the event being staffed with first aiders and assistants to help throughout the night if required.

Mar

23

Saturday

This is a private event tickets only please read the descriptions to see what course suits you best. Beginners five day sewing course Beginner sewing course at Bolton Arena 21st March 2024. You will learn how to set a sewing machine up, learn the basic stitches, pattern cut one of our designs by Miss Mills. Learn how to make a dress from start to finish using a sewing machine and overlocker, with professional finishings. You will leave the course with sewing knowledge and will be able to start sewing yourself at home after the course. Please checkout our social media to see previous students, what they made and have made after the course. Photos of the dresses are what students made on the last course in just five days! All materials are provided including sewing machine, fabric, accessories and pattern. This course is for beginners only, you will follow a brief in a small class size and we will stick to that brief. If you have finished the dress design we are working on, you will get the chance to make one of our other patterns a round neck dress or kaftan. Free parking across the five days, cafe available on site and we are based next to the motorway for easy access. There is also a train station outside Bolton Arena less than 4 minutes walking time. Class will start at 10am prompt and will finish at 15:00 we have done these timings to miss rush hour and to accommodate anyone with children. Age restriction over 16s only sorry for any inconvenience this is a sewing course for adults only. please note this is a private event tickets only. All bookings will be non refundable unless the government do a lockdown. ADVANCED SEWING FIVE DAY COURSE Advanced only. Please read this is for advanced sewing only, you must have your own sewing machine and you must know how to work your own machine including all stitches etc. On the advanced course we will be working on more advanced techniques a womenswear oversized shirt designed by Miss Mills. Then if students have finished the shirt to a professional finishing, you will be able to move onto trousers with a elasticated waist band following a basic trouser block and sizes. This is an oversized shirt and elasticated trousers we will not be doing individual measurements as this moves into tailoring. Everyone will follow the same brief in class and make the oversized shirt to a professional standard. Then if we have time you will make the trousers. Fabric is provided you will needy to bring your machine and make sure it can do button holes. This course will take place at Bolton Arena on 21st March for five days and start at 10:00 finish at 15:00. Free parking at the arena across the five days, train station outside and motorway access for people travelling from other areas. This course is a private event tickets only, small groups, non refundable unless the government do a national lockdown.

Trust Music is delighted to bring you the 2024 Bolton Choirs Festival in conjunction with our partners, Bolton Music Service. Bolton Choirs Festival Saturday 23rd March 2024 Celebrating the richness of choral singing in our area. Choirs of all kinds have been invited to take part in this non competitive festival. Choirs will have a 12 minute slot, followed by positive feedback and suggestions from choral expert, Stuart Overington A workshop/performance by a guest choir to finish will complete a perfect day What’s included? Choir’s festival performances Expert feedback for each choir Workshop & concert given by Papagena The cost is only £9 per person for the whole package

Theatre Club is a chance to chat about Octagon productions in a relaxed and informal discussion group. In our March meeting, we'll be discussing Northanger Abbey. If you would like any further information please contact participation@octagonbolton.co.uk

Educating Rita

12:00pm at Farnworth Little Theatre

This 1980 comedy drama follows the relationship between a working class Liverpool hairdresser and an Open University lecturer during the course of a year. Rita, out of step and dissatisfied with her routine life, seeks inner growth by signing up for a course in English Literature, where she meets Frank, a career academic. He has taken on part time tutoring to fund his lifestyle and the two characters have a profound effect on each other. One of Russell’s best known plays drawing on every emotion to produce a moving, yet hilarious, two-hander.

The Spongebob Musical (Youth Edition) 21st - 23rd March 2024

Welcome to the Golden Gala! Join us for a night of masquerade at De Vere Whites Hotel in Horwich, Bolton, UK. Get ready to be as glamourous as you want as we celebrate survivors but also educate and support victims , families , friends and of course our charities at this fabulous in-person event. Prepare for an evening filled with entertainment, survivors stories , education from our charities and unforgettable memories. Dress to impress and get ready to dance the night away as we celebrate providing all the help we need for anyone who suffers at the hands of perpetrators. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to be part of the Golden Gala. See you there! Lots of Love Farrah

An evening with Kevin Jones, possibly Britain's funniest doctor. Presented in interview format Kevin will be discussing his life in medicine, and beyond.

The Edgworth Spring Ceilidh & Barn Dance is back for 2024! Get your dancing shoes on and join us for a fantastic evening of music and dancing at The Barlow in Edgworth. All ages welcome. There's a fully licensed bar operating all evening and an option to pre-book a Carrs Pie and Peas supper!

Bold reimagining of Austen's romantic novel Catherine Morland knows little of the world, but who needs real-life experience when you have novels to guide you? Catherine seizes her chance to escape her claustrophobic family and join the smart set in Bath. Between balls and parties, she meets worldly, sophisticated Isabella Thorpe – Iz, to her friends – and so Cath’s very own real-life adventure begins. In this new adaptation, Zoe Cooper infuses the plot and spirit of Austen’s original novel with her own unique voice, resulting in a play fizzing with imagination, packed full of humour and brimming with love.

Powerful drama based on true events, The FIX follows the lives of the Morris family and the effects drugs and mental health can have. Could the tragic consequences have been avoided. Initially wrote with two different endings however only one is currently being used. Can you guess the alternative?

The Son of His Majesty The Mikado, Nanki-Poo, moved to Titipu a year ago to avoid marrying an elderly, ugly lady of his father's Court and so joined the Titipu Town Band disguised as a Second Trombone. He tell madly in love with Yum-Yum and she with him. Unfortunately, Yum-Yum was betrothed to her guardian Ko-Ko, the local tailor and so Nanki-Poo left town. A month ago, Nanki-Poo received word that Ko-Ko had been condemned to death for flirting so he resolved to find Yum-yum. On his return, Nanki-Poo is told by Pish-Tush, a Noble Lord of Titipu that Ko-Ko was reprieved at the last moment and exalted to the highest rank a citizen can attain - Lord High Executioner. Pooh-Bah, now Lord High Everything Else, having taken on all the posts of the local dignitaries who didnt want to work under an ex-tailor, proceeds to give Ko-Ko some rather conflicting advice on how much money the State is willing to spend on his wedding. Yum-yum, her sisters (Pitti-Sing and Peep-Bo) and her friends return from school and Pooh-Bah is bribed by Ko-Ko to be nice to them; the girls, however, find it all hilarious and then have to apologise for being rude. Yum-Yum and Nanki-Poo are reunited and are just as in love as they were a year ago; Nanki-Poo reveals to her his true identity, they discuss how happy they might be and what they would get up to if she were not engaged to Ko-Ko and if flirting were not against the law. They leave each other, realising the hopelessness of their situation just as a letter arrives for Ko-Ko from The Mikado. The Mikado insists that an execution must take place as it has been a year since the last one, otherwise the Town of Titipu will be reduced to the rank of a Village. Ko-Ko, PoohBah and Pish-Tush debate the issue — either, one of them dies, or, they find a substitute. Nanki-Poo, now aware that he will never be able to marry Yum-Yum decides to commit suicide; Ko-Ko, seeing him attempt this, realises that he has found his subsititute. Nanki-Poo agrees to be beheaded in a month, providing that he can marry Yum-yum. This plan pleases the locals and they begin the celebrations. They're all having a great time until the aforementioned elderly, ugly lady, Katisha, turns up and frightens everyone. She attempts to tell the locals who Nanki-Poo really is but Yum-Yum and her sisters manage to keep it a secret, Pitti-Sing makes fun of Katisha who is forced to leave for reinforcements. As Yum-Yum prepares for her wedding, her sisters tease her about her marriage plans being 'cut short'. The girls, along with Nanki-Poo and Pish-Tush, try to convince themselves that everything will be fine. Unfortunately, Ko-Ko then reveals that when a married man is beheaded his wife is buried alive; needless to say Yum-Yum isnt best pleased and the wedding is off! The Mikado approaches the town and Ko-Ko decides that an execution needs to be arranged quickly. Nanki-poo, now distraught at losing Yum-yum again, swiftly volunteers but Ko-Ko admits that he isnt quite ready to perform his duty as Executioner and decides to bribe all the local officials instead (namely, Pooh-Bah) so they will swear to any story. Ko-Ko tells Nanki-Poo to go and marry Yum-Yum and leave Titipu for good; this allows Ko-Ko, Pooh-Bah and Pitti-Sing to come up with a very tall tale about how the execution took place; they relay this tale to The Mikado and Katisha on their arrival. The Mikado reveals that he didn't come about the execution after all but came looking for his Son, Nanki-Poo. Only then do the three fibbers realise the consequences of the story they have just told and The Mikado is only too happy to tell them the punishment for encompassing the death of the Heir Apparent. As The Mikado takes a break for lunch, its decided that the only way to save their lives is if Ko-Ko persuades Katisha to marry him, he's not too pleased but reluctantly agrees. Katisha, now lonely and forelorn, is an easy target for Ko-Ko who spins her a yarn about how he loves her; Katisha falls for it and marries him. Katisha introduces her new husband to The Mikado and begs forgiveness for him and his friends; The Mikado, however, is still not too pleased that his Son is dead. Just in time, Nanki-poo arrives and reveals he is not dead but is now married; Katisha realises she has been tricked. Ko-Ko, yet again, manages to talk his way out of a sticky situation and The Mikado finds his explanation most satisfactory, With Pitt-Sing leading the way, everyone joins in the celebrations.

Mar

24

Sunday

This is a private event tickets only please read the descriptions to see what course suits you best. Beginners five day sewing course Beginner sewing course at Bolton Arena 21st March 2024. You will learn how to set a sewing machine up, learn the basic stitches, pattern cut one of our designs by Miss Mills. Learn how to make a dress from start to finish using a sewing machine and overlocker, with professional finishings. You will leave the course with sewing knowledge and will be able to start sewing yourself at home after the course. Please checkout our social media to see previous students, what they made and have made after the course. Photos of the dresses are what students made on the last course in just five days! All materials are provided including sewing machine, fabric, accessories and pattern. This course is for beginners only, you will follow a brief in a small class size and we will stick to that brief. If you have finished the dress design we are working on, you will get the chance to make one of our other patterns a round neck dress or kaftan. Free parking across the five days, cafe available on site and we are based next to the motorway for easy access. There is also a train station outside Bolton Arena less than 4 minutes walking time. Class will start at 10am prompt and will finish at 15:00 we have done these timings to miss rush hour and to accommodate anyone with children. Age restriction over 16s only sorry for any inconvenience this is a sewing course for adults only. please note this is a private event tickets only. All bookings will be non refundable unless the government do a lockdown. ADVANCED SEWING FIVE DAY COURSE Advanced only. Please read this is for advanced sewing only, you must have your own sewing machine and you must know how to work your own machine including all stitches etc. On the advanced course we will be working on more advanced techniques a womenswear oversized shirt designed by Miss Mills. Then if students have finished the shirt to a professional finishing, you will be able to move onto trousers with a elasticated waist band following a basic trouser block and sizes. This is an oversized shirt and elasticated trousers we will not be doing individual measurements as this moves into tailoring. Everyone will follow the same brief in class and make the oversized shirt to a professional standard. Then if we have time you will make the trousers. Fabric is provided you will needy to bring your machine and make sure it can do button holes. This course will take place at Bolton Arena on 21st March for five days and start at 10:00 finish at 15:00. Free parking at the arena across the five days, train station outside and motorway access for people travelling from other areas. This course is a private event tickets only, small groups, non refundable unless the government do a national lockdown.

Science Fiction Convention with Comics and Toy programming Specialist exhibitors with Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Doctor who, film/TV ... plus freeplay arcades!


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