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Westhoughton Yarn Bombing Festival 2016
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July
Westhoughton Town Centre
Ditchfield Gardens | Market Street | Mill Street | White Lion Car Park
Westhoughton Library | Westhoughton Leisure Centre

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Westhoughton Yarn Bombing Festival 2nd / 3rd July 2016 - Westhoughton Town Hall Westhoughton's second Yarn Bombing Festival built on success of the inaugural event, this time with an Alice in Wonderland theme, and a full programme of entertainment and other attractions over the two days. Colourful, entertaining, fun and of and for the community. This year the displays promoting each other's event were exchanged with the Blackrod Scarecrow Festival organisers.

Once again there were some very impressive displays from community and business. The Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Sunday was very popular with local children. The Library was kept open all weekend for the Art Exhibition and art demonstrations. As with all outdoor events the weather can be an issue; Saturday was testing, especially during the entertainment - the show went on!. Better weather on the Sunday brought out the crowds.

After months of preparations, organisers pleased to have put on event that showed Westhoughton at its best. A taster of photos from the weekend below (click photos for a bigger image).

Yarn Bombing Festival 2015 | Yarn Bombing Festival 2016

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  • Panto Time!
    Oh yes it is! Pantos from local amateur dramatic groups…
    Westhoughton Methodist ADS - 'Aladdin' > info
    Fri/Sat 8/9 & 15/16* Feb (*matinee 2:30pm)
  • 'Open Mic'
    Westhoughton Golf Club (BL5 2BR)
    Fri 22 Feb (from 8:00pm)
    Chance for local musicians to take to stage and try out some songs; get some live experience. Compered by Linda J from 'The Voice'. Bar. Free entry.
  • Community Police
    Informal, confidential drop-ins held by Pcsos, chance to discuss local issues, seek advice on security & crime prevention.
    WH Market: Thurs 21 Feb (12-1pm)
    John Holt: Tues 26 Feb (9:30-11:00am)
    The HUB: Mon 4 Mar (7-8pm)
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  • Friends of Westhoughton Station
    Meeting Sundays from 10am, volunteer group undertake clean-up and ambient improvement work at Westhoughton Station benefiting local commuters. Excellent progress. Donation boxes at local shops.
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    . Finalists 'Community Rail Awards' 2015. Town Council 'Certificate of Achievement'. Recent clean-up
  • Hope Community Centre
    Central Drive
    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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