Bill Naughton came to Bolton from Ireland at the age of 4 and left for London aged 30. He first wrote short stories about lorry driving, crime and his childhood in Bolton, in the 1940s. He then progressed to writing more personal, family and adult themes with stories, radio and stage plays, some of these formed the basis for classic British films Alfie (1966/2004), The Family Way (1967) and Spring and Port Wine (1970).
...is a resident-led Community Arts organisation working with a number of partners to bring cultural activities to the heart of Bolton.
|Writing Workshops||Performance Poetry|
|Comedy Showcases||Art Exhibitions|
|Acoustic Music||Jazz at Harvey's|
|Guided Tours||Public Debates|
|Talks and Lectures||Publishing Local Writers|
'Worktown' was the name given to Bolton by the 1930's Mass Observation study.