Bolton Library and Museum Services

Bolton Light Festival

21st October to 22nd November 2018

Dusshera 2018

Sun 21st Oct, 4pm start.

Bolton Cricket Club, Bishop Road, Farnworth, Bolton, BL3 2JB.

The largest Ravana bonfire in the north of England with a spectacular firework show. boltonhinduforum.org.uk

‘Sharad Purnima Na Garba’ dance festival.

Sat 27th Oct, 7pm-midnight.

Albert Halls, Victoria Square BL1 1 RU.

This dance festival takes place when the full moon is the brightest in the year signifying the end of the monsoon season. It includes a dance tribute to Lord Krishna who danced the Maharaas on this night with his favourite devotees known as the ‘gopis’ under the bright moonlight.

Tickets cost £6 and children under 5 are free.

boltonhinduforum.org.uk

Community Lantern Workshop

Wed 31st Oct, 2-5pm.

The Market Place Shopping Centre, First Floor

An opportunity to make a willow lantern to carry in the Lantern Parade on the 22nd November. No prior knowledge needed. Bring an apron

Bolton’s Big Firework display

Fri 2nd Nov, 6pm.

Leverhulme Park, Long Lane, Bolton BL2 6EB.

Free spectacular musical fireworks, fab funfair and exciting roadshow by Tower FM.

Community Lantern Workshop

Tues 13th Nov, 2-5pm.

The Market Place Shopping Centre, First Floor

An opportunity to make a willow lantern to carry in the Lantern Parade on the 22nd November. No prior knowledge needed. Bring an apron.

Library and Museum Light Night Code Breakers

Wed 14th Nov, 6pm.

Bolton Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE

Explore the library and museum after hours and try to solve a series of puzzles using light, imagination and codebreaking skills to find the answers!

Suitable for families, children 4+.

Multicultural Music Concert

Fri 16th Nov, 6-8pm.

Walker Suite, Victoria Hall, BL1 2AS.

Music and singing from diverse community group to celebrate Interfaith Week, the theme of the event will be light. This event is free but requires pre-registration at

boltoninterfaithcouncil.org.uk

Illuminous

Fri 16th and Sat 17th Nov, from 5pm.

Victoria Square, BL1 1 RU.

Bolton at Home Town Centre Light Project is set to mark the 21st anniversary of Bolton at Home’s Percent for Art initiative which has championed arts and creativity in the borough.

Museum and Library Light Night Code Breakers.

Sat 17th Nov, 6pm.

Bolton Library and Museum Le Mans Crescent, Bolton BL1 1SE

After hours exploring of the new museum galleries and UV puzzle solving

WriteOutLoud ‘Light’ themed poetry night

Sun 18th Nov, 7.30pm.

Bolton Socialist Club, 16 Wood Street, Bolton, BL1 1DY.

Poets are invited, experienced and new to perform their work with the theme of light in a welcoming environment. Poetry lovers are also very welcome to come and listen. Entry £1.

writeoutloud.net

Christmas Light Switch on and Light Lantern Parade

Thurs 22nd Nov, 5-7pm

Victoria Square, Bolton, BL1 1RU

Enjoy the free Bolton Christmas Light Switch On including fantastic musical entertainment, a magical light parade and a spectacular firework finale. Sponsored by Market Place Shopping Centre.

Boltonwinterfestival.com

This year will include various community events and activities across the town centre and districts with a finale Lantern Light Parade Christmas Light Switch-On event on Thursday 22nd November.

Please check back for the full calendar of events.