Westhoughton Community Network

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Westhoughton Yarn Bombing Festival 2015
Saturday, 4th July | 11:00 to 4:00pm
Sunday, 5th July | 11:00 to 4:00pm
Westhoughton Town Centre
(Market Street / Market / Carnegie Hall / Mill Street)

Photo Selection

Westhoughton's first Yarn Bombing Festival was a tremendous success; two days of colour, entertainment and community. All involved excelled themselves and there were some very impressive displays attracting many, many people over both days. Hundreds of photos were taken. A comprehensive collection of photos from the two day event is now available on our Flick site site - a taster of those photos and a reminder of the event below.

Photo albums from the weekend are available to view on our Flickr site .
Below Yarn Displays album. (104)

Westhoughton Yarn Bombing Festival 2015 - Displays

Other albums from the 2015 Westhoughton Yarn Bombing Festival:
Procession & Judging (43)
Market & Handmade Market (24)
Entertainment (Mill Street) (102)
Community Royalty (31)

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Community Events

  • Wizard of Oz
    Fri/Sat 14th/15th & 21st/22nd Sept (7:15pm)
    The Bethel, Leigh Rd (BL5 2LW)
    Latest show from the Bethel Crowd is RSC stage version of famous film. Enduring story with Dorothy and companions as they search for the Wizard. Great songs. Tkts £6. Saturday Matinees at 2:15pm.
  • Two One Act Comedy Plays
    Fri/Sat 28/29 (7:15pm)
    Westhoughton Methodist Church Hall, Wigan Road (BL5 3QD)
    Always good fun! WMADS present latest productions - 2 short plays / 1 evening: 'The Miasma in Mostyn News' and 'Easy Stages'. Tickets £6 - inc refreshments.
  • Friends of Westhoughton Station
    Meeting Sundays from 9am, volunteer group undertake clean-up and ambient improvement work at Westhoughton Station benefiting local commuters. Excellent progress. All welcome.
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    . Finalists 'Community Rail Awards' 2015. Town Council 'Certificate of Achievement'. Recent clean-up
  • Hope Community Centre
    Central Drive
    Updated programme. Group activities and events; available for hire for community groups - also parties. 'Grub tub' available for Foodbank donations - 9:30am to 3pm on Mondays.
  • WOW! Women of Westhoughton
    Thursdays from 7:30pm
    Hope Centre (Central Drive) BL5 3DS
    Est. 2013, women's group for shared interests, talks, outings & social networking. Updated programme.
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  • Community Police
    Informal, confidential drop-ins held by Pcsos, chance to discuss local issues, seek advice on security & crime prevention.
    John Holt: Tues 25 Sept (9:30-11:00am)
    WH Market: Thurs 4 Oct (12-1pm)
    Information about
  • George Formby Society
    Wed 26 Sept (from 7:30pm)
    Mercury Bolton, Manchester Road (BL5 3JP)
    Back from appearance at Royal Albert Hall before Queen. Fans of George Formby and the ukulele gather to talk, play and be entertained. Last Wed every month.
  • Westhoughton Poetry Group
    Thurs 27 Sept (from 2pm)
    Westhoughton Library
    Get poetic - budding Wordsworth or Pam Ayres? - monthly mtg of creative writing group. Newcomers welcome. Contribute or just listen. Free.
  • St. James DH 'Open Doors'
    Sat, 29 Sept (10am-12pm)
    Chance to visit church last Saturday of month for coffee, chat, contemplation. Learn about community facility plans and concert series. Book stall. Local History Group to exhibit looking for contributions to their Westhoughton After WWI project info.
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