Bolton Library and Museum Services

Big Ideas Generators


Coming to a library near you

Funded by the Arts Council, Big Ideas Generators are supporting innovation and enterprise across 10 Greater Manchester library authorities. One team is 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 is being delivered from June 2017 to March 2018.

What's On

1-to-1 Business Information Sessions

Thursday 25th January 2018, 10am-12pm, Bolton Central Library 


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.

Book your FREE session here or phone 01204 332853 for details.


Twitter for Beginners

Tuesday 6th February 2018, 10am-12pm, Bolton Central Library

This workshop is aimed at start-ups and small businesses and will give attendees hints and tips about using Twitter for business, along with other online tools.

Book a FREE place here or ring 01204 332853 for more information.


Video Making Skills Workshop

Saturday 10th February 2018, 10am-3pm, High Street Library

Join us on this FREE one-day workshop to learn the basics of videomaking. Bring your tablet or smartphone to find out how to make films using the 'TV studio in your pocket'!

Professional filmaker Ian Sandall will provide you with the tips and tricks to get the best out of your digital kit.

Attendees should bring the equipment they intend to use for filmmaking, such as a smartphone or tablet.

Click here to book a place or phone 01204 332853 for more details.


3D Printing Drop-in Session

Wednesday 14th February 2018, 10am-12pm, Bolton Central Library

  • Interested in 3D printing?
  •  Want to know what it's all about?
  • Have a chat with one of our experts and see a 3D printer in action!

Drop into the Central Library any time between 10am and 12pm to speak to a Big Ideas Generators team member.

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