Below are the events that happened in 2022
December Side Door Radio Programme - Click Here
t features an interview conducted by Dave Burnham with Jane Mann, violinist with the Bolton Symphony Ochestra.
Also featured are interviews with Cllr Hilary Fairclough, deputy leader of Bolton Council and Steve Meekings, owner of X RECORDS, by Dave Morgan.
Julia Uttley interviews noted street photographer Don Tonge.
Programme editor Peter Firth ínterviews Dave Burnham about his recently published book ‘An A-Z of Bolton’.
The programme was recorded shortly before Dave Burnham's sudden and untimely death and is broadcast with the permission of his family
Dave Burnham 14.11.50 - 08.10.22
We were very sad to announce the death of one of our own, the remarkable, succesful and well respected Dave Burnham, a director of Live from Worktown CIC.
Dave was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Dave died peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by love and his family.
In 2023 we will be having various events to celebrate his life and works
Click Here for the Bolton News Tribute to him
Short Animation Premier
The above short film, 'A year on the hill', was shown at Bolton' Central Library on the afternoon of 21st May. Written & Produced by Dave Morgan, the films other credits are: Music by Kevin Bates, Animation by Rachel Appleton. Sound recording by John Maycraft with voice overs by Dave Morgan and actress Stella Blackburn.
Dave Burnham's book, A-Z of Bolton was launched on the morning of 21st May at Bolton's Central Library
A Guided Worktown Walk
Another fabulous live Worktown Walk with the Wandlerlust Women. The weather couldn't have been better for a few hours exploring the rich industrial history of the now oh-so-quaint villages and countriside of Chapeltown, Edgworth and Turton. The historical importance of these places really comes alive with Dave Burnham's engaging and witty commentary. A big thank you to Amira Patel, founder of Wanderlust Women and everyone who came along.
Side Door - Radio Programme
We launched the first edition of 'Side Door' on Bolton FM on Monday 18th April. As well as a what's on section there were interviews with local artist, Rachel Appleton and Dave Burnham told the sory of the Top Storey Club fire. We have split the show in to three parts - click on the link below to go to them
Poetry Open Mic Night 7.30pm 2.4.22
The first one to be live, in-person for quite a while, at the V5 venue at the Vaults, The Market Place Bolton.
Very special Guest, Lancashire Poet Steven P. Taylor. “He takes the everyday and makes it personal and makes you smile” BBC Radio Lancashire. was ioined with music from Kevin Bates, Emily Cooke, Mike Chadwick and Peter Firth, Comedy from Chris Kehoe, spoken word & poetry from Dave Morgan and fun from Dick Perkins
Poets Building Bridges 20th March 2022
A triangulation of events from the USA to UK to India
Leg 6 of the Interrnational Poetry Collaboration organised by George Wallace and hosted by Live from Worktown. and captured on youtube.
Featuring Emily Cooke, Ben Wilkinson, Melanie Neads and Nat Clare alongside colleagues from Chenna and New York City.
Bolton's Write Out Loud
We decided to run the monthly open mic night beginning on Sunday, 6th March
Love from Worktown - Anthology 8