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  • Bolton CVS (community & voluntary services) Tel:  01204546010 Email:  –   “A charitable company which exists to support voluntary and community organistions and positively promote voluntary action in Bolton”
  • Several community centres including specialist e.g. Asian Elders & Youth Centres.
  • Bolton Saturday group – practical conservation around Bolton, all welcome (BBC)


  • Horwich festival of Racing: 14th & 17th June 2012. Cycling, running, road walking championships, young person’s run/swim & street orienteering.
  • Ironman UK Triathlon: July

–          1000+ competitions

–          UK qualifier for World Ironman

  • Bolton Arena:  Sports & leisure events
  • Fred Dibnah Heritage centre
  • Go Ape! Adventure park
  • St Gregory’s Social Club: Real life setting for ‘Phoenix Nights’
  • Bolton Wonderers – football
  • Islamic Cultural Centre – Britains Oldest Mosque
  • Bolton race for life (Cancer Research UK): 5K run

Lifestyle (eating, drinking, families etc):

  • Bolton Little Theatre – 7 plays a season (also Farnworth Little Theatre)
  • Albert Halls – premier entertainment venue (Peter Kay etc)
  • Victorian Hall (orchestra, bands etc)
  • Bolton Deansgate – several bars and pubs
  • Ikon – Bolton’s largest club
  • Live Music – The Soundhouse & Hardy Hall Club (tribute acts)
  • Ye old man & scythe – ‘haunted’ pub
  • Hardies Restaurant
  • Welly Stock – festival theme nights @ Kirco Club 6th May
  • Steam Museum
  • Smithills open farm
  • Bolton Museum & art gallery


  • Gypsy/Roma/Traveller education centre/support
  • Adult learning courses in CLC’s – some free, all affordable, concessions apply
  • Bolton College (one of the Northwest’s largest providers of vocational courses): 01204482000
  • Enjoy Learning – non-profit association offering educational classes for adults in and around Bolton
  • Next steps (Bolton College) – charity status, committed to relieving poverty and providing relief from problems associated with unemployment and economic incapacity
  • Bolton Uni – student body of around 11,000.