2019

This was another eventful year with lots of activity and events...

 

First event of the year was Jazz at the Olympus Restaurant in Bolton in February and featured Cuba Libra.

Following our immensely successful Christmas Special, Live from Worktown continued its partnership with the Olympus Restaurant to bring this  consistently popular Latin band, Cuba Vida. Winter blues were banished with a big serving of rhythm from Rio to Havana.
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Theatre

In early April, Dick Perkin's play 'Obituary on a postcard' had a short tour of Bolton: with free events, supported by the ambition for ageing programme, at the Ukrainian club, All Souls and St Lukes; followed by a gala opening at Bolton Little Theatre. 

Obituary on a Postcard

 Directed by Shannon Raftery, feedback suggested that the play was a hit!

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Jeremy Sassoon Quartet - Sunday 14th April

The silky voiced jazz man returned with a band consisting of: Jeremy Sassoon (vocals and keyboard), Neil Yates (trumpet), Nicola Farnon (Double bass), Phil Johnson (drums). 

  At the Olympus Restaurant, 35-39 Great Moor Street, Bolton BL1 1SW

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Cultural Cabaret @ Little Bolton Town Hall, St Georges Road, BL1 2EN

Music, Comedy, Poetry

June's Special Guest: Nanukes of the North

plus support from: Chris Kehoe, Hilary Walker, Kev Bates, Dave Morgan, Emily Cooke and Gordon Zola.

Hosts Paul Blackburn & Peter Firth 

Thursday 6th June 2019

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dick Hannah

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George Wallace in the North West of England

George Wallace

The New York poet (pictured) gave master-class workshops and performances in Bolton at the Socialist Club, Liverpool at the Quakers meeting house, and Manchester at Gulivers on 18th, 19th and 20th June respectively.

Compered by Scott Devon (Bolton), Ali Harwood (Liverpool) and Melanie Rees (Manchester).

With Special guests: Hilary Walker (Bolton) and Louise Fazackerley (Liverpool) supported by poets from each of the areas. Unfortunately, guest for Manchester, John G Hall, was ill and couldn't attend.

After these performances George moved up to the Lake District to feature in events organised by Dr Geraldine Green.

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Rosie Brown Quartet - Sunday 23rd June

The beautiful voiced chanteuse  returned with a band consisting of: Rosie Brown (vocals), Dean Masser (tenor sax), Les Chisnall (piano), Gary Culshaw (Double bass).

  At the Olympus Restaurant, 35-39 Great Moor Street, Bolton BL1 1SW

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Cultural Cabaret @ Little Bolton Town Hall, St Georges Road, BL1 2EN

Charlotte

July's Special Guest was Charlotte Mary (pictured)

plus support from: Tony Kinsella,Ted Sixpence Trio, Dave Morgan, Grant Kernow,

Paul Gastall, Nat Clare and Gordon Zola.

Hosts Paul Blackburn & Peter Firth 

Thursday 4th July 2019 8pm

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Cultural Cabaret @ Little Bolton Town Hall

Music, Comedy, Poetry

August's Special Guest: Limbs

plus support from: Support from: . Lynda Morgan, Dick Perkins, Smoking Tits, Emily Cook, Sean Moran, Jackie Pemberton and Gordon Zola.

Hosts Paul Blackburn & Peter Firth 

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