The Octagon Theatre & Bolton Multicultural Arts Are Both Looking To Get Bolton Writing
12th February 2013
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The art of writing is one that can be enjoyed by amateurs and professionals alike. And both the Octagon Theatre and Bolton Multicultural Arts are looking to get the people of Bolton writing with a number of schemes launched.

Writing is one of the oldest hobbies, and a large part of our history, for, without writing, we would know very little of our past. It is also an activity that requires little planning or financial backing; just a pen and paper, or a computer.

But it is stimulating, exciting, enlightening, and a whole lot more. Which is why two organisations in Bolton are looking to get the community joining in.

The Best Of Bolton - Octagon Theatre

The Octagon Theatre, Bolton, is looking for submissions as part of its The Best Of Bolton campaign (no relation!), and a selection of pieces will be performed at the theatre, under the direction of associate director Elizabeth Newman.

All experience levels are invited to submit work, which can be poetry, prose or drama, but must be limited to one A4 page. A short biography of the writer, no more than 50 words, should also be included, as well as a note about why you would like to take part.

Submissions should be emailed to Elizabeth Newman at

The closing date for entries is 6pm on Monday 11th March 2013.

Bolton Multicultural Arts Scheme

In an effort to promote diversity in Bolton, the Bolton Multicultural Arts organisation has launched a scheme inviting people to tell their stories. The stories can be about a wide range of topics, including health, race, gender, age or disabilty.

No previous writing experience is necessary, with the schemes aim being to develop people's confidence, self-esteem, communication and presentation skills.

For more information, email, phone (01204) 546016, or visit Multicultural Arts, The Hub, Bold Street, Bolton.

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