SUMMER might be over, and the children have gone back to school.

But there's plenty going on and lots to do in Bolton this week.

Here are five ideas to get you started.

The Bolton News:

Try on Vintage Corsets and Tunics

Fans of vintage 16th century clothing and memorabilia may be tempted by the Vintage & Artisan Fair being held at the historic Smithills Hall at Smithills Dean Road on September 15th.

Featured at the event will be a selection of stalls where artists designers and cooks will be offering a plethora of jewellery and clothing, plus treats homemade by the stall holders.

Admission and parking are free and the event will last from 11am to 4pm. If you happen to enjoy yourself, the Hall be holding the same fair on Sunday November 24th.

Put Your Disney Knowledge to the Test

September 13th, Cherry Moon are holding a Disney Quiz Night at 32 Bridge Street, starting 7pm, for a maximum of six people willing to come along and take part, and win an unknown sum as a cash prize.

Entry is £1, and tables cannot be booked, so it’s first come, first served.

The Bolton News:

Practise Your Art Skills

Every Monday and Tuesday, including the 8th and 9th September, the Art Class at the Bolton Hobbycraft runs beginner art classes run by experienced art teachers.

Beginners and more advanced artists are welcome to come along to practise and hone their skills, with all necessary materials and stationery provided by staff.

First session is free, followed by £10 fee each week.

The Bolton News:

See Karen Carpenter’s Voice Recreated

Chatham born Toni Lee is bringing her We’ve Only Just Begun show to the Albert Halls in Bolton.

Toni Carpenter has been celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Karen Carpenter’s original We’ve Only Just Begun by taking the show from Eastleigh to Warrington to Bolton, selling over 20,000 tickets, replicating Karen’s voice and costumes.

Not meant as a tribute, but instead a heartwarming homage to Karen Carpenter’s music who touched Toni as a child who saw a CD given to her mum by her dad as a gift.

The show will be taking place Thursday September 12th, tickets are £26.25 and can be bought at


If you fancy improving your flexibility, flexibility and overall fitness you may want to try Yogamindful Yoga class at Little Lever, St Matthew’s Church.

The classes include warmups, and take you through a series of stretches and poses designed to challenge and boost confidence.

Newcomers may come but previous students will have to note the new time at 7pm to 8pm, Thursday September 12th.

Lessons are weekly and cost £5 each, £30 for 6 lessons upfront.