Here are the events that happened in 2020
Cultural Cabaret @ Little Bolton Town Hall
8pm Thursday 6th February 2020
The special guest for the night was Icarus Williams, Musician and Stand-up comedian, who has shared the bill with the likes of Billy Brag, Attila the Stockbroker and Tim Moon. Icarus was joined by the Blazing Snowmen whose unique sound and lyrics have been described as a cross between Alan Bennett and the Lancashire Doors. Also featuring were: Comedian Andy Millican, Singer Paul Gastall, Rory Green(Jazz guitarist) and Spoken Word Artists Gillian Popplewell & Dave Burnham.
The compere for the evening was Keyboardist Peter Firth joined by guest compere Performance Poet and Comedian Gordon Zola.
For further details or If anyone is interested in performing at future ‘Cultural Cabaret’ sessions, please contact Peter on email@example.com.
Creative Writing Workshop
7.30 to 9.30 pm Thursdays 13th and 27th Februaryat the Friends Meeting House, Bolton
This month the workshop was led by Tracey Kane.
Jazz - Cuba Vida @ The Olympus Restaurant
8pm Sunday 23rd February 2020
The South American group did an excellent job of bringing a taste of warm weather to a wet and dank winter's day in Bolton. The infectious rythms had a good portion of the audience on their fee and dancing for most of the evening. And Feedback suggested a good time was had by all.
Cultural Cabaret @ Little Bolton Town Hall, St Georges Road, BL1 2EN
7.30pm Thursday 5th March 2020
Special Guests were: The Cider 'ouse Entourage
They were joined a wide variety of performers including musician Lazarus Ray, comedians Lewis Murphy and Sean Moran and poets Dave Morgan & Andy Millican.
Comperes for the evening were comedian Chris Kehoe. and keyboardist Peter Firth.
Further details of this event will be posted here shortly in the meantime for more details about the event or If anyone is interested in performing at future ‘Cultural Cabaret’ sessions, please contact Peter on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Due to the onset of the Coronavirus in March 2020 we decided to cancel all events in the real world and concentrate on the virtual world.
In March we invited contributions to this year's anthology with the theme of 'Masks' - Click here for full details
In March we also launched a new section of the site based on the work of Dave Burnham and his team click here
in Late March we launched a new website for new writing https://worktownwords.uk/ which had various guest curators and produced a fortnightly edition of new writing. Curators have included: Dave Burnham, Scott Devon, Dave Morgan, Rita Gornall & Carol Cleary, Lavinia Murray, Paul Blackburn.
In early April, with the assistance of Gareth Preston, we put together from the archive a virtual event featuring: Alabaster dePlume, Anjum Malik. Dave Morgan, Hannah Middleshaw, Paul Gastall, Jeff Dawson, Peter Firth, Peter Crompton, Gordon Zola, Christopher Tavener, Emily Cook, Kevin Bates and F James Hartnell. The performance spanned several years to current performances..
We decided to host a 'stay-safe' online cabaret in May and carried it on in June. We hosted it in our Facebook page and performers included Peter Firth, Gordon Zola, Chris Kehoe, Eve Nortley, Michael Chadwick, Kathleen Proctor.
PHOTO GALLEY - Bolton in Lockdown
In May Julia Uttley provided two albums of photographs Click Here to see them