Worktown Words: Tribute, July 2024

The Return of Worktown Words, previously known as Networds. We are happy to announce the return of Worktown Words, the bi-monthly online creative writing anthology curated from submissions by writers in and around Bolton and are so pleased that Romina Ramos, co-organiser of Natter, has agreed to pick up the production of our on-line emagazine

A New Look - Bolton Skyline

Newsletter June 2024

We’ve had a busy few weeks but with some satisfying results. Mass Observation Day 12th May Thank you to everyone who participated in Mass Observation Day on 12 June Mass Observation Day continues the work developed in depth in Bolton from 1937 to 1940 providing a bottom-up profile of everyday life of the town. Over

Worktown Words – arriving soon!

We’re all really pleased to welcome Romina Ramos, an accomplished local writer and poet, to the LfW team to take on the running of the monthly poetry anthology. Most recently known as Networds, we’ve decided to revert back to the previously used title of ‘Worktown Words’. Romina has already sent out a call-out for the

A New Look - Bolton Skyline

Newsletter May 2024

There’s a lot of action over the next two weeks so we thought a newsletter might put it all into perspective. New website In anticipation of the demise of our old web site we’ve launched a new one which you can visit here.This includes news, forthcoming events and links to our archived items. It will

Side Door 6th May 2024

What else is there to do on a rainy Bank Holiday!! but listen to a NEW Episode of SIDE DOOR Live from Worktown’s radio programme, which will be live on Bolton FM at NOON ON MONDAY Presenter Dave Morgan is interviewed by Peter Firth about his new book, and Dave visits Bolton charity Headspace

Modern-day Bolton creatives

Mass Observation Diary Day

12th May Diary Day in Worktown Join us . . . In 1937 Mass Observation called for people from all parts of the UK to record everything they did from when they woke up in the morning to when they went to sleep at night on 12th May. The project was revived again in 2010

Write out Loud – Bolton Observed – May 2024

Something a little different this month as we promote Mass Observation Day on the 12th May. We will be joined by Daniella Baldock, a filmmaker who is creating a film about Mass Observation of the 1930s and Bolton’s role in this landmark initiative. We’ll have an open mic session and a ‘Bolton Observed’ session –

Replay and unwind

We’ve collected together everything we do into one place so that you can easily find our latest activities or look back at things we’ve created in the past. With a varied choice of formats and subjects, you can listen to podcasts of our radio plays, download self-guided audio walks, read on-line poetry anthologies or watch

A New Look - Bolton Skyline

A new look

A warm welcome to our new website! For a few different reasons, we’ve taken the step of creating a brand new web site to help keep you better informed of everything we’re doing in Bolton, so that you can see clearly when we’ve new events coming up. Respect the past, enjoy the present, embrace the

April 2024 Newsletter

Thank you to all those who attended and performed at the tribute night to our colleague and friend Paul Blackburn at Bolton Socialist Club. We were able to present the British Heart Foundation with a donation of £350 from ticket sales. Write out Loud Sunday 7 April Join us for our next monthly open mic

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