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Youngsters invited to get involved with theatre

The Bolton News:

2:35pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

YOUNGSTERS who want to build confidence, make new friends or take centre stage are being invited to get involved with a theatre.

REVIEW: Out of Focus, Tyldesley Little Theatre

11:31pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

OUT OF FOCUS TYLDESLEY LITTLE THEATRE Until Saturday

Bolton drummer enjoying success with boyband Rixton

The Bolton News: Rixton featuring, from left, Charley Bagnall, Danny Wilkin, Jake Roche and Lewi Morgan

5:23pm Monday 29th September 2014

BOLTON drummer Lewi Morgan may be about to get a tattoo of a broken heart but he is far from feeling down.

5 pictures of Fred Dibnah in his youth

The Bolton News:

11:22am Monday 29th September 2014

THANKS to his Lancastrian manner and self-taught skills, steeplejack Fred Dibnah became an unlikely television star and probably one of Bolton’s most famous sons.

UPDATED: Victoria Beckham jokes about setting up shop in Horwich as her swanky London store opens

The Bolton News:

10:21am Monday 29th September 2014

VICTORIA Beckham took to Twitter to joke to her millions of followers that she had set up shop in Horwich.

Behind the scenes documentary captures 'Hamlet Undressed'

The Bolton News:

8:14am Saturday 27th September 2014

A BOLTON radio producer went behind the scenes to capture Maxine Peake’s journey as she prepared to play the iconic role of Hamlet.

Bolton coffee shop staff trekking to Horwich store for charity

The Bolton News:

3:54pm Friday 26th September 2014

COFFEE shop staff are hoping customers will help them raise hundreds of pounds for charity.

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

The Bolton News: GLAMOUR: Kylie Minogue

12:56pm Friday 26th September 2014

Here’s our guide to what you can do in and around Bolton this weekend.

Disney characters to skate into arena for magical show

The Bolton News:

12:16pm Thursday 25th September 2014

FROM Mickey Mouse to Buzz Lightyear, Disney characters from 18 stories will take to the ice for a spectacular celebration.

Stage set for Stella Grundy's story of a Madchester rock and roll lifestyle

The Bolton News:

11:58am Thursday 25th September 2014

FROM being in a band to training to be an actress, Stella Grundy chuckles that she never wanted a “proper job”.

Bay City Rollers star Les McKeown happy to be healthy and bringing Rollermania to Bolton

The Bolton News:

11:46am Thursday 25th September 2014

SINCE joining Scottish pop band Bay City Rollers 40 years ago, Les McKeown has experienced wondrous highs and devastating lows.

Scare attraction promises screams this Halloween

The Bolton News:

11:26am Thursday 25th September 2014

GET ready to scream this Halloween.

Stage version of dark comedy by A Clockwork Orange writer Anthony Burgess coming to Bolton's Octagon Theatre

The Bolton News:

3:04pm Monday 22nd September 2014

A DARK comedy of game shows, greed and consumerism is coming to Bolton.

Happy Mondays fundraiser for 12-year-old Chico Ryder who is 'kickin' cancer'

The Bolton News:

2:39pm Monday 22nd September 2014

PAUL Ryder is best known as a founder member of Madchester favourites, the Happy Mondays.

Breightmet web developer's year of challenges

The Bolton News:

11:04am Monday 22nd September 2014

A SUPERFIT web developer from Bolton is completing a year of challenges to raise money for charity.

'Global market' set to come to Bolton

The Bolton News: MARKET FORCES A little taste of what Victoria Square can expect at the Global Village Market

7:00am Friday 19th September 2014

BOLTON town centre will be awash with the tantalising tastes and smells of fine food from around the world next month.

REVIEW: Gaslight, The Marco Players, Chorley Old Road Community Hall

11:06pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

GASLIGHT The Marco Players, Chorley Old Road Community Hall Until Saturday

Last ditch efforts to save Theatre Church

The Bolton News:

6:00am Thursday 18th September 2014

GROUPS which protect the country’s heritage have made last-minute objections to controversial plans to demolish the former Theatre Church.

REVIEW: Hamlet, starring Maxine Peake, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

The Bolton News:

10:46am Wednesday 17th September 2014

HAMLET Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester Until October 25

Day at the races raises thousands of pounds for Bolton Lads and Girls Club

The Bolton News:

10:00am Wednesday 17th September 2014

MORE than 60 people enjoyed a day at the races to help a Bolton charity raise money towards the £6,000 a day it needs to stay open.

10 miles and 10 pubs ... fundraising is thirsty work!

The Bolton News:

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

A 10 mile walk will be thirsty work for a group of charity supporters.

Celebrations all round at jazz night

The Bolton News:

1:00pm Monday 15th September 2014

A REGULAR jazz night turned into a bonanza of celebration as music fans marked a number of milestones.

From couch potato to Ironman competitor - Jaqui Theaker has shed three stone and ditched chocolate as she trains for the gruelling triathlon

The Bolton News:

6:00am Monday 15th September 2014

WHEN thousands of people lined the streets of Bolton to watch this year’s Ironman, no doubt many were thinking — ‘I could never do that’. But one woman is out to prove that anyone can, despite never having attempted a triathlon of any level before and admitting she is petrified of the challenge.

No music teaching crisis in Bolton, says chief

The Bolton News:

11:10am Saturday 13th September 2014

A TELEVISION programme about the state of musical education in Britain does not represent the picture in Bolton, the head of the town’s music services has said.

Bolton pub's offer for redheads to celebrate Prince Harry's birthday

The Bolton News:

11:01am Saturday 13th September 2014

A PUB is offering a right royal reward to redheads in honour of Prince Harry’s 30th birthday.

Animal lovers across Bolton spring into action after Manchester Dogs’ Home fire

The Bolton News:

10:56am Friday 12th September 2014

DOG lovers across Bolton have been donating food, blankets and money after a fire killed more than 50 animals and left many more injured and stranded.

Singing teacher toured with Westlife

The Bolton News:

9:55am Friday 12th September 2014

A SINGING teacher who toured with boy band Westlife will share her skills with youngsters in Bolton.

REVIEW: When We Are Married, St Paul’s (Astley Bridge) AODS

11:16pm Thursday 11th September 2014

WHEN WE ARE MARRIED St Paul’s (Astley Bridge) AODS Bromley Cross Village Hall, Darwen Road Until Saturday

REVIEW: Jersey Boys, Palace Theatre, Manchester

The Bolton News:

5:29pm Thursday 11th September 2014

JERSEY BOYS Palace Theatre, Manchester Until Saturday, October 4

Curtain up on comedy in theatre group's new home

The Bolton News:

5:26pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A THEATRE group is ready to grace the stage at a new venue with a comedy by J. B. Priestley.

American guitarist Kirk Fletcher to play the blues in Bromley Cross

The Bolton News:

5:23pm Thursday 11th September 2014

A GUITARIST who is hailed as one of the best young players on the world blues scene today is coming to Bromley Cross.

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

The Bolton News: OUR HERO Scott Quigg celebrates his victory which saw him retain his world title

5:17pm Thursday 11th September 2014

Here’s our guide to what you can do in and around Bolton this weekend.

Who ya gonna call? Motor enthusiasts create Slimer car

The Bolton News:

12:27pm Thursday 11th September 2014

PEOPLE living in The Haulgh may have spotted something strange in their neighbourhood in recent days.

New £5 coin tribute to first black army officer

The Bolton News:

7:25am Wednesday 10th September 2014

WALTER Tull was a remarkable man.

REVIEW: Journey's End, Octagon Theatre, Bolton

The Bolton News:

11:44pm Monday 8th September 2014

JOURNEY’S END Octagon Theatre, Bolton Until Saturday, October 4

Coronation Street's Will Travis sharing expertise with wannabe actors

The Bolton News:

3:23pm Monday 8th September 2014

WILL Travis’ acting skills have come a long way since "playing dead" as a child.

Terry and Lyndsay Walker mobbed by fans after final episode of Scrappers

The Bolton News:

9:58am Monday 8th September 2014

TERRY and Lyndsay Walker were just 11 years old when they first met at a school open day.

Bomb fragments from 1916 zeppelin raid on Bolton on display in war museum

The Bolton News:

9:57am Saturday 6th September 2014

FRAGMENTS of bombs which killed 13 people in Bolton can be seen at a major World War One centenary exhibition.

Bolton Little Theatre opens its doors for Heritage Week

The Bolton News:

6:00am Friday 5th September 2014

A BOLTON theatre will throw open its doors as part of an event to celebrate the country’s architecture and culture.

Top 5 things to do in and around Bolton this weekend

The Bolton News: Richard Abiona, who performs as Fuse ODG

4:57pm Thursday 4th September 2014

Here’s our guide to what you can do in and around Bolton this weekend.

Bolton Little Theatre to launch new season with Willy Russell comedy

The Bolton News:

4:12pm Thursday 4th September 2014

A THEATRE group’s new season kicks off later this month with a 1980s comedy set on a northern housing estate with pretensions.

Joan Armatrading coming to Bolton as part of last major tour

The Bolton News:

3:56pm Thursday 4th September 2014

SINGER songwriter Joan Armatrading may be about to embark on her last ever major tour but she assures fans they have not heard the last of her.

11th hour bid to save Theatre Church

The Bolton News:

8:32am Thursday 4th September 2014

THE Theatres Trust has performed a U-turn — and launched an 11th hour bid to save the former Theatre Church.

Tributes to Erna Naughton - wife of Bolton's most famous playwright

The Bolton News:

11:55am Wednesday 3rd September 2014

TRIBUTES have been paid to “kind and generous” Erna Naughton, wife of Bolton playwright Bill, who died peacefully surrounded by friends.

Second date added for Peter Kay show after tickets sell out in minutes

The Bolton News:

12:41pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

TICKETS for a special charity Q&A show with Bolton comedian Peter Kay sold out within minutes.

20,000 litres of soil used to transform Octagon into World War One trench.

The Bolton News:

12:30pm Tuesday 2nd September 2014

MORE than 20,000 litres of top soil, 700 sandbags and 200 metres of steel have helped transform a Bolton theatre stage into a World War One trench.

Full list of BATS award winners

The Bolton News:

11:32am Monday 1st September 2014

A YEAR of dedication and talent both on and off the theatre stage was celebrated at a prestigious awards ceremony in Bolton on Friday night.

Bolton actor's Shakespearean role with four-legged co-star

The Bolton News:

10:23am Monday 1st September 2014

LIKE many people, actor Roger Morlidge’s first experience of Shakespeare was in a school classroom and far from enjoyable.

Advice for getting good sleep this 'Stress-tember'

The Bolton News:

10:14am Monday 1st September 2014

WITH children returning to school next week and people’s work routines back in full swing, September is being dubbed ‘Stress-tember’.

Bolton beauty blogger shares top tips ahead of awards

The Bolton News:

10:03am Monday 1st September 2014

BEAUTY, make-up and fashion fan Sammeh Williamson loves nothing more than trying out the latest trends and products.

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