BOLTON celebrates Interfaith Week from November 11 to 18.

National interfaith week aims to bring everyone together regardless of their background.

It takes place every November and is the biggest event staged by The Interfaith Network which promotes good relations between people of different faiths.

The week strengthens relationships and opens interfaith activities to a much wider audience to make people aware of how faith can engage everyone.

Bolton Interfaith Council aims to promote harmony and understanding between the members in the Bolton community.

Strategic officer of Bolton Interfaith Council, Chan Parmar said: “I think it will be a wonderful week with many different activities to bring people together.

“For Bolton, it also highlights the good partnership working which we should all be proud.

“During the week there are seven different venues and much support from many volunteers.”

There is a wide variety of events being held such as multicultural music concerts and a ‘faith trail’ with 120 high school students. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to take part in the activities held.

Faith groups, schools, universities, workplaces and many more get involved.

The week begins on Remembrance Sunday, by honouring those that gave everything to secure and protect our freedom.

On Monday, November 12, everyone is welcome to attend an open day held at Bolton Central Library to display the diverse work of Bolton Interfaith Council.

120 students from Bolton Muslim Girls’ School are due to visit three different places of faith and discuss why it is important for young people to be engaged in interfaith activities.

The Mayor of Bolton, Cllr Elaine Sherrington will be attending the Unity in the Community event. Over 200 people are expected to attend this intergenerational event, celebrating Eid, Diwali and Advent together.

On Thursday there is an opportunity to learn about eight different world faiths as well as being able to share food, sing, read poetry and chat to elders. Many primary school and high school pupils are expected to attend the event held at the Emmanuel Church.

The week concludes on the Friday with a Multicultural Music Concert which is part of the Bolton Light Festival from 6-8pm at the Walker Suite in Victoria Hall. The event is free but requires pre-registration.

For more information on the events or if you would like to get involved call 01204 546110.