Sorry if we have been quiet – we have been busy planning…..

We have organised to start a Talk English Class starting on this Friday, the 11th October at Justicia

This course is being run by our friends at Bolton College who we would like to thank very much.  It starts at 9.30am this Friday if you would like to attend please come along to Victoria Hall main entrance.

We are pleased to promote some great work being done with local allotment groups – please get involved if you would like to learn more about growing your own veg, or simply want to spend some time outdoors….





Starting on the 17th is something new, Art Sessions at Bolton Library.

Some dates for the diary…

Please check out the new calendar section on the link above. If you have anything that you would like us to promote please let us know at [email protected]

Our friends at the Woodland Trust Smithill’s Estate are holding a Walk and Talk on November 5th. This was a great way to get out into the great outdoors and meet some new friends.

The Mayor’s fair is on Saturday 7th December – we will be there




Community Group News…

The Sewing Sisters are back up and running at Friends Meeting House every Monday at 9.30am

The Octagon Sanctuary Drama group has started again at 12.00pm at the Octagon Market Place

The Sanctuary Story Tellers ladies group is on every Wednesday at Bolton Central Library 10.00-12.00.

Talk English – STARTING THIS WEEK!!! 9.30am at Victoria Hall Friday 11th October

City of Sanctuary is a national movement committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution. City of Sanctuary’s network of local groups includes over 50 towns and cities across the UK and Ireland, all working to build to building this culture of welcome across every sphere of society.

For many years Bolton has offered a home to people whose lives were in danger in their own countries. Many have lost their homes and families, but they have brought new skills, music, food and hard work to build up our town.
City of Sanctuary supporters in Bolton so far include Bolton at Home, the Octagon Theatre, Bolton Council of Mosques, Bolton Hindu Forum, Bolton Wanderers Community Trust, Bolton CVS, Urban Outreach, British Red Cross, BRASS, the Destitution Project, Bolton Parish Church and a range of churches and community groups. Supporting organisations promise to welcome and include people seeking sanctuary in their activities.
The group would like more local organisations and individuals to help in making Bolton proud to be a place of safety. It is planning to organise talks and events to bring Bolton people together, to fund raise and recruit volunteers

City of Sanctuary UK Information