Time to Find Your Talent in Bolton 


Summer will be a time for young people in Bolton to find their talent, with a series of exciting, free challenges.

There’s still chance to book a place for a variety of activities taking place between Monday, July 27 and Friday, July 31 and from Monday, August 17 to Friday, August 21.

The activities form part of the borough’s Find Your Talent programme and are aimed at young people aged between nine and 16 years.

There’s everything from dance, art, music and drama to outdoor challenges and even the chance to perform in a Big Top tent.

Professional artists will be on hand to help the young people use, explore and develop their creative talent and also help them forge new friendships.

Running during the first week (July 27 to 31) will be the Monster Challenge at Bolton Museum, Aquarium and Archive for 10 to 13 year olds. Each day from 10am to 3.30pm, participants can create their own futuristic monsters using the museum collections and live creatures as inspiration.

Also that week, and for the same age group, will be the Space Invaders challenge at Haslam Park Primary School, where participants can get their hands dirty transforming an outdoor space into a big party.

Creative 13 to 16-year-olds will be set their biggest challenge yet with the Arts Explorer challenge at Study @ BWFC, at the Reebok Stadium. With help from the Octagon Theatre, Bolton Library and the Playing for Success team, they can work towards the new National Bronze Arts Award in just five days.

For these three challenges, contact Caroline Brader on 01204 556501.

Dance, drama, music and circus skills will be combined to create one grand performance in a Big Top tent in the Top Talent challenge at Ladywood School, in Little Lever. This event is suitable for nine to 16 year olds and runs from 10am to 4pm each day during the week. Contact Lee Brennan on 01204 535861 or 07554 117253.

Four more challenges take place during the week August 17 to 21, including Rhythm and Racket, a musical activity for nine to 12 year olds at Sharples School; Threads Through Time, which looks at costume creations of the past, present and future for nine to 14 year olds at Red Lane primary School; Your Free Time will explore what young people aged 11 and above do with their free time, to take place at Harmony Media Centre in Wordsworth Street.

And finally, A Grand Day Out will encourage nine to 14-year-olds to explore Bolton’s major cultural attractions and reveal why the town is such a great place to visit. This takes place at Playing for Success, in Leverhulme Park and like all the events during August will run from 10am to 3pm. To book a place, contact Matthew Watson on 01204 338763.

All places are limited and on a first come first served basis so early booking is advisable.

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