Live from Worktown is a Bolton-based organisation which promotes performing arts events throughout the borough and beyond.
Partners include: the University of Bolton, the Octagon Theatre, Bolton Council, Bolton Libraries, Bolton College and the Bolton International Writers Project.
An annual festival is organised, usually in and around May, when international, award winning writers and performers are brought together and showcase their amazing talents in local venues with the support of fantastic poets, musicians and writers not only from Bolton but also from the wider Northwest of England.
A poetry anthology is compiled before the festival and is launched as part of it. Local writers are encouraged to send in contributions based on a specified theme and those selected appear in it alongside international recognised writers.
Live From Worktown hosts irregular events held throughout the year, details of which can be found here on this site.
The Live from Worktown festival of words for 2015 started on 24th April and ran to 30th May.
The core of the festival was held in May and featured performances from award-winning, international poets Brian Patten, Mandy Coe & John Hegley, workshops, Hovis in Wonderland, a fun play from the Octagon's Headspace plus Jackie Hagan, an evening showcasing young people from Bolton and Manchester and a Walt Whitman day celebration plus much, much more...
See 2015 Festival for all the details
Hovis Presley's book 'Poetic off Licence' has been re-published and was launched during the festival. Click here to order