Bolton Museum, ART GALLERY & AQUARIUM, Le Mans Crescent, Bolton. Tel: 332211. Open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm. Admission free.

Education Services

Activities: Saturday, October 19 - The Big Draw.

The Drawing Minute - Celebrity Still Life - 11.30am-12.30pm in the Art Gallery

Underwater Drawing

An afternoon workshop capturing the beauties of the deep, down in the aquarium. All ages welcome with a prize for the best aquatic effort.

Hieroglyphics - drawing on the past - 2pm-3pm in the Egyptian Room

The Big Drawing

Big Drawings from Bolton's Fine Art Collection - 10am-10.45am, 1pm-1.45pm and 4pm-4.45pm in the Art Gallery

Jennifer Shaw, Keeper of Art will be selecting a number of works on paper from the Permanent Collection for closer inspection. Works by artists including Barbara Hepworth, Epstein, Edward Stott, Ford Maddox Brown, Millais and Moran will be brought into the gallery for viewing sessions.

HALL I'TH'WOOD MUSEUM, Green Way, Bolton. Tel: 332370. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 11am to 5pm and Bank Holidays. Admission £3 for adults and £1.50 for children and concessions. Family tickets are available for two adults and two children for £7.50. See the new room displays dedicated to Samuel Crompton and Lord Leverhulme.

Wednesday, October 30 - Halloween Hoots

Fun for families with lots of Halloween activities and spooky stories. Starts 7.30pm. Tickets £3. Tel: 332245 or 332211.

Halloween Howls!

Take part in a creepy tour of the Hall and listen to eerie stories. Starts 8pm. Adults only. Tickets £3. Tel: 332245 or 332211.


BOLTON EXCEL, Lower Bridgeman Street, Bolton, tel: 334456.

DEANE COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE, Junction Road, Deane, Bolton, tel: 334432.

Little Lever COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE, Church Street, Little Lever, tel: 334177.

Sharples COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE, Hill Cot Road, Sharples, with swimming pool on site, tel: 334224.

HARPER GREEN COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE, Harper Green Road, Farnworth, tel: 334234.

Turton COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE, Chapeltown Road, Turton, with swimming pool on site, tel: 334440.

HAYWARD COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE, Stack Fold Lane, Bolton, tel: 334233.

THE WATER PLACE, Great Moor Street, Bolton, with swimming pool on site, tel: 334466.

Horwich LEISURE CENTRE, Victoria Road, Horwich, with swimming pool on site, tel: 334488.

Kearsley COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE, Springfield Road, Kearsley, tel: 334141.

FARNWORTH LEISURE CENTRE, Brackley Street, Farnworth, with swimming pool on site, tel: 334477.

Westhoughton COMMUNITY LEISURE CENTRE, Bolton Road, Westhoughton, with swimming pool on site, tel: 01942 634810.

JUBILEE POOL, Darley Street, Bolton, with swimming pool on site, tel: 334443.

WITHINS LEISURE CENTRE, Newby Road, Breightmet, tel: 334133.

CIRCUIT TRAINING sessions for children, 5pm-6pm and adults 6pm-7pm are held at Gibbon Street Community Centre. Admission free. For further details tel: 528786.

HILTON TABLE TENNIS CENTRE, Nuttall Avenue, Horwich: table tennis for all ages, 1pm-3pm and 7pm-9pm, tel: Chris 406693/692752.

BOLTON YMCA, 125 Deansgate: second hand book sale, 10am-12 noon; Tae Kwon Do self defence, 10.30am; modern sequence dancing, 6.30pm.



TABLE TOP SALE, Melbourne Road Methodist Church, off Willows Lane and Melbourne Road, 10am-2pm. Tables £5. Tel: 01942 888829.

RED ROSE ROLLER SKATING CLUB, Darwen Leisure Centre, 1pm-3pm. Details 308664.

HORWICH RESOURCE CENTRE, Beaumont Road: Horwich Workshop (Bolton Saturday Club), a club for children aged 5 to 11 years old to learn singing, dancing and majorettes to perform in local shows, 1pm-4pm, £2 per child, tel: 841278; Various fundraising events, 10am-12 noon; Junior Craft Club, 10am-12 noon; RSPCA Advice and Information, 11am-1pm, tel: 693694 (Saturday only); Craft Club, Ribbon embroidery workshop with Tricia Moss, 10.30am-3.30pm.

THE LIGHT FACTORY for children aged four to 11, Church of the Nazarene, Yarrow Place, off Brownlow Way, 10am to 12 noon. Details 522550.

ZAC'S YOUTH BAR, Market Street, Farnworth, Dreamcast, Playstation and pool table, details 706200.



JUBILEE BRASSwith Smithills School Senior Brass Band, Trinity Methodist Church, Market Street, Farnworth, 7.30pm. £5 and £3.50 conc. Tel: 845358.

LINE DANCING, beginners and intermediate classes. Ladybridge Community Centre, 7.15pm to 10.30pm. Admission £2.

SEQUENCE DANCING, St Joseph's Ballroom, Hobart Street, Halliwell, 7.30pm.

BOLTON MUSIC SERVICE, activities at Bolton Music Centre, The Deane School, tel: 658804.

Half Term - Monday, October 21 to Friday, October 25, 10.30am-3.30pm. Activities free.

Monday, October 21 and Thursday, October 24 - Something Fishy!

Join in activities inspired by the inhabitants, in the depths of the Aquarium.

Tuesday, October 22 and Wednesday, October 23 - Drawing Stations

Draw inspiration from our permanent displays and Network exhibition with opportunities for people to draw a variety of things throughout the museum.

Friday, October 25 - Pharaoh's Fables

Find inspiration in the Egyptian Room and create your own hieroglyphic story.

Christmas Activities

Saturday, November 30 - Christmas Tree Decorating Day

Throughout the Christmas holidays there will be trails and quizzes that explore the Homes of Football exhibiton.

For more information about these activities contact Sarah Evans, Educational and Access Officer (Art) on 332250.

Wildlife Attractions

Bolton Aquarium

For unique views into the aquatic world visit Bolton Museum where there are fantastic fish on display from all over the world, some highly threatened in their natural habitats. From Piranhas to Pufferfish, huge Catfish to tiny Tetras, there are hundreds of fish to come and see in an aquarium designed to allow the fish to behave as they would in the wild.



Contemporary painting, sculpture and prints

Featuring 16 contemporary artists who have come together through the medium of the Internet. Web shows of their work which can be viewed at but the exhibition in Bolton will be the group's first actual, as opposed to virtual display.

The artists are from as far geographically spread as London, Cambridge, Lancaster, Bolton, Bristol, New York and California and this will be the first time many of the group have met face to face, testament to how an internet link can bring together a fascinating mix of artwork. A range of styles, subjects and media will be presented and many of the UK-based artists will be invited to give gallery talks on their work.

Capturing the Spirit of the Games

This exhibition captures the cream of the Commonwealth Games and Spirit of Friendship Festival, with selected images and memorabilia that give a flavour of the huge celebrations and cultural activity that took place this summer. Runs until Saturday, October 19.

Homes of Football

This phenomenally popular touring exhibition documents the changing face of football with new pictures and has been described as a fitting tribute to the national game. The spectrum of clubs and scenes is amazing and in World Cup year there are recent pictures of the England team. Bolton Wanderers fans are pictured at both Burnden Park and the Reebok Stadium, alongside many objects from the Museum's collection, including a turnstile and a row of seats from Burnden Park.

The exhibition runs from Friday, November 15 to January 11, 2003 with extended evening opening until 8pm on Thursday, November 21, 28 and December 5, 12 and 19.