A pioneering festival aimed at young people is starting tomorrow celebrating the creativity, diversity and heritage of the town.

Bolton's Festival of Hope is taking place from July 31 until August 2, giving young people the chance to learn about design, making, programming, and production.

The museum and library service has been collecting "stories of hope" over the last month asking people aged 14 and over to submit stories about a meaningful event that has happened in their life, and how this brought them hope, which will be showcased on the final day of the festival.

The event will be held over Facebook live with a different event happening over the three days.

On July 31 there will be a Q&A and interview between museum practitioner Sacha Coward and Young Bolton Producer Jayden Luhar, talking about hope for the future in museum and heritage.

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On August 1 there will be a family friendly online theatre from Time Will Tell theatre, going back to Bolton in the 1870s for a tale of class and hope.

The final day on August 2 will showcase the stories of hope submitted by the people of Bolton, curated in collaboration with visual artist Tina Dempsey, with stories from people aged 14 to 74.

The event will be held on Facebook live from tonight at 6pm. For more visit Bolton Library and Museum's services Facebook page.