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Jan 20Sunday

Bolton Ramblers

All Day at Moses Gate Country Park, Farnworth

Come walking with Bolton Ramblers, exploring our local canals. The walk will be 9 miles. Meet on the car park entrance at 10am at Moses Gate Country Park Farnworth. No need to book, just turn up. Sturdy walking gear and a pack lunch required.

Vinyl Soul & Motown Alldayer

3:00pm – 7:00pm at Dobbies Sports and Social Club, 250 Radcliffe Moor Rd, Bolton, BL2 6RL

The BL Soul Club present an afternoon of Northern Soul, Motown, Club Soul and Modern Soul with all the music being played on vinyl by guest DJ Pete Eccles. The event starts at 3pm and entry is £3.

Millworkers' Thanks Giving Service

3:00pm at Bolton Parish Church, Churchgate, BL1 1HX

Organised by the Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Elaine Sherrington this is a celebration of mill-workers' lives. It will give thanks to the men, women and children who worked in the mills in and around Bolton. The service is open to the public and former mill-workers are especially welcome.

Jan 21Monday

Blue Monday

11:00am – 11:00pm at Bolton Central Library

Blue Monday is the name given to the most depressing day of the year. We are hoping to lift people's mood with a session on learning how to meditate to improve your wellbeing. This free session will place in the Art Gallery.

Eagley Jazz Club

8:00pm – 11:00pm at Dunscar Conservative Club, Bromley Cross

The Wirr Orleans Jazz Band will entertain you for the afternoon. Members £5, non members £7. Excellent bar with intermission refreshments and raffle. Ground floor venue with free car park.

Jan 22Tuesday

Lunch time talk with crime writers.

1:00pm – 3:00pm at Bolton Central Library and Museum

Meet the author of crime novels 'The Widow' and 'The Child', Fiona Barton, who will talk about her new novel 'The Suspect'. She will be joined by Lesley Kara who will debut her novel 'The Rumour' There will be an opportunity to buy signed copies of the books.

Jan 24Thursday

Burns Supper Barn Dance

7:30pm – 11:0pm at Over Hulton Conservative Club

Come join us for an evening of Barn Dancing. We have The Celtic Fettlers, Piper Dougie Cameron and Caller Peter McMillan. Tickets £10 including supper. Contact John 01942 874719.

Jan 25Friday

Burns Night Celebrations Party Night

6:00pm – 12:00pm at The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, Bromley Cross, Bolton, BL7 9PZ

Join us for a night of dancing, fun and laughter. You can enjoy a two course buffet dinner and a night of dancing with hits played from our resident DJ. It's the perfect night to look forward to and banish those January blues. It's £19.95 per person. To book call 01204 873 500.

Jan 26Saturday

The Wizard of Edgworth

7:00pm – 10:00pm at The Barlow, Edgworth, Bolton

Follow the Yellow Brick Road and join us as Appleton Dickenson Acting academy present The Wizard of Edgworth. Performances are:- Friday 25th, Saturday 26th at 7pm Sunday 27th at 1pm Saturday 2nd Feb 7pm Sunday 3rd Feb 1pm Tickets £10 and £6 only available on line from

Bolton Symphony Orchestra – New Year Concert

7:30pm – 9:30pm at Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, BL1 2AS

2019 is the start of a new journey for BSO with the appointment of Paul Witkiewicz, Ben Crick and Andrew Berryman as Associate Artistic Directors. What better way to commence than with a magical performance of Howard Blake’s ‘The Snowman’ complete with the film, and then the ever-popular Nutcracker Ballet by Tchaikovsky. Tickets are £12 for adults and children under 19 are free. Tickets are available from the Victoria Hall Box Office on 01204 522569

Jan 29Tuesday

Meet Historical author Diane Setterfield

1:00pm – 2:00pm at Bolton Central Library and Museum

Bestselling author of 'Thirteenth Tale' will be talking about her new historical novel 'Once Upon a River'. You will have the opportunity to buy a signed copy. Book your free ticket on Eventbright or call 01204 332853.

Feb 08Friday

Between You And Me

7:30pm at The Barlow, 216 Bolton Road, Turton, BL7 0BH

Poet and popular Radio 3 broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan and Olympic composer Luke Carver Goss A hilarious night of words, music and breath-taking comedy, featuring songs, stories and a musical created out of thin air! There will be a book-signing and chat in the Reading Room after the show. Tickets available online £12.50.

Feb 09Saturday

Smithy’s Charity Trail Run

10:30am at Egerton Cricket Club, Back Longworth Road, BL7 9TS

The trail run is a 5 mile course to help raise funds for Bolton Hospice. You don’t have to run you can walk, ship or even Hop if you fell like it. There will be a medal and goodie bag for all finishers. It cost for Affiliated runners £19 and for Non-affiliated runners £21. To enter visit and for more information visit

An Evening with the Manchester Light Orchestra

7:00pm – 9:30pm at Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, BL1 2AS

A programme of light classics conducted by Alex Webb, including favourites such as Rossini's William Tell Overture Coates' Dambusters March Ungar's The Ashokan Farewell Tickets, costing £10.00 each, available at The Victoria Hall Box Office Telephone 01204 522569

Mar 16Saturday

Bolton Symphony Orchestra – Firsts

7:30pm – 9:30pm at Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, BL1 2AS

As part of the 2019 season Ben Crick will conduct all of Beethoven’s symphonies. Also commence with the delightful No. 1. Mahler’s mighty 1st Symphony, and the first performance of a Bass Clarinet Concerto by Freddy Naftel. Tickets are £12 for adults and children under 19 are Free. Tickets are Available from the Victoria Hall Box Office On 01204 522569

Mar 23Saturday

World Class Brass

7:30pm at Victoria Hall, Knowsley Street, BL1 2AS

The world famous Black Dyke Band will be back at the Victoria hall as they present their World Class Brass show. Tickets are £15 per person or for a block of 6 or more people it will be £13.50 Tickets are available from the Victoria Hall Box Office or by ringing the number 01204 522569

Jun 15Saturday

Midnight Memories Walk 2019

10:00pm at Market Place Shopping Centre, Knowsley Street, BL1 2AL

2019 marks the 13th Bolton Midnight Memories Walk and the hospice want to make it the biggest, brightest and most memorable yet! The walk will be the same 8 mile journey starting from the Market Place Shopping Centre, along Chorley New Road past the hospice to the Beehive roundabout and back again to celebrate and remember the lives of those no longer with us. To enter please visit and fill out the application form.

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