Bolton residents are invited to come along and celebrate the Spirit of Bolton at a multicultural event being held in Victoria Square.
The Spirit of Bolton celebrates Bolton’s diverse and unique communities, and it has been organised by the Bolton Interfaith Council, Bolton Christian Community Cohesion, Bolton Council of Mosques and Bolton Hindu Forum, with the support of Bolton Council and local community groups.
The event, which is part of the ‘One Bolton’ Festival, will take place in Victoria Square, on Saturday June 19. The Mayor of Bolton will officially open the event at 10.30am.
A range of fun activities are on offer for people to try out including face painting; calligraphy; drama workshops; magic tricks and cookery demonstrations.
Entertainment will be provided by the Black Eagles, a trio of Tanzanian acrobats, who put on a breathtaking show of acrobatics and dancing skills in Bolton last year.
The One Bolton festival celebrates all that's great about Bolton, and encourages people from all different backgrounds, beliefs and values to get together to enjoy events and cultural activities.
The One Bolton pledge, which links to the festival says: “We celebrate the diversity of Bolton and unite to create One Bolton, recognising differences, celebrating communities and commit to encouraging harmony” and has been signed by more than 1,500 people including celebrities such as Amir Khan and Laura White.
The pledge is also directly linked to the Big Bolton Fund (BBF) and encourages supporters of One Bolton to pledge money to the fund, which in turn will be used to support local community programmes across the borough.
Councillor Cliff Morris, Leader of Bolton Council said: “Bolton is a town with a proud history of welcoming new communities and celebrating diversity. We encourage residents of all ages to come along to the event and celebrate all that’s great about Bolton.”