Between March and July, The Octagon Theatre will be running a performing arts project on behalf of Bolton Council for Bolton’s stage stars of the future.
Following a successful trial run in February, the Octagon Arts Project “Walk on the Wild Side” will include a number of sessions on drama, dance, hair and make-up, sound, lighting, and set design and will run throughout the summer term.
Funding for the project has been secured thanks to the hard work of teenagers from Halliwell, who made a request to their local area forum for cash to provide more positive activities.
The area forum agreed and allowed the young people to choose how best to spend the £10,000 allocated. The arts project is just one of the ways in which this money will provide opportunities for young people in the area.
The dance and drama sessions take place on Friday evenings at HAFWAY – based in St Pauls Community Centre, Halliwell Road.
The sound and lighting workshops will take place on Tuesday 25 March and Thursday 27 March, both from 6pm until 8pm at Halliwell UCAN Centre.
There will also be plenty of opportunities to get involved with set and costume design workshops throughout the project.
Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Executive Member for Children’s Services, said: “The project sounds really exciting. All these activities provide young people with the chance to do something completely new. You never know, perhaps some of those participating will decide they want to pursue a career in drama or production and go on to be Bolton’s next big star.”
Anyone over the age of ten is welcome to attend.