Bolton Library and Museum Services

Big Ideas Generators

What's On


1-to-1 Business Surgery

Talk through your Big Ideas with one of our information experts.

Whether you're thinking of starting a business or dreaming up a new invention, we can help you to identify the information and organisations to help you get started.

Get the knowledge to prepare for success!

Book a session on Thursday 24 August  between 10.00am to 12:00pm by calling 01204 332853 or clicking here.


3D Printing - Ideas into Reality

3D printing has captured the world’s imagination: the possibilities seem endless. From the most basic prototype to mass production, 3D printing opens up the world of manufacturing to the individuals and small businesses.

Come along to our free workshop to learn the basics of 3D printing, try out free 3D design software, explore the applications of 3D printing and see a 3D printer in action!

The workshop is on Tuesday 5 September from 10.00am – 12.00pm.

Call 01204 332853 for more information on click here to book a place.



Coming to a library near you soon

Funded by the Arts Council, Big Ideas Generators will support innovation and enterprise across 10 Greater Manchester library authorities. One team will be working across the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, a first for the city region, offering one-to-one business information surgeries, “How to” sessions, workshops and informal networking opportunities, as well as specialist training in skills such as 3D printing. The project will be delivered from June 2017 to March 2018.

More information on what's on offer!

Fingers Crossed

Over the next 10 months we will be delivering seminars, workshops and 1-to-1 information sessions on all kinds of topics, from starting up in creative industries, 3d printing, running an online business and much more.

Click here for more information