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Bolton WriteOutLoud @ Bolton Socialist Club

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Bolton WriteOutLoud

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This was Bolton's monthly open mic night (usually 3rd Sunday every month with hosts Jeffarama! (Jeff Dawson) & Gordon Zola (Allan Gray) @ Bolton Socialist Club. After 10 years or so of presenting this night, I (Jeff) have decided to stop hosting the events, so the night won't be re-opening in usual slot once Covid-19 restrictions lifted. At the moment there are no plans to have a regular event, but watch this space and I also aim to do a couple of one-off events during 2022 so all is not lost! Thanks to everyone who has supported us during the nights held at Butterflies Bar, The Wellington, The Brooklyn and most recently Bolton Socialist Club (including some on Zoom), we have had some great times! This was a decision purely for myself, and felt the time was right for a change. We couldn't have done it without you, all the best Jeff & Allan.

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Ged the Poet

Mon 22nd Sep 2014 21:32

On Sunday 21st September 2014, as the autumnal equinox made its presence felt, the last event this year at the Brooklyn came to a close.
It has been said that one of the Beckham children was named after a special place where he was conceived. Having said that, upstairs at the Brooklyn is a wonderful venue for WOL Bolton... and David did play just down the road!
A Joseph Holt's hostelry with more than ample off road parking within it's grounds was a fitting venue for a thoroughly enjoyable evening.
This was the first Write Out Loud event I had ever attended and it did not dissapoint.
It was compared by the genial Jefferama throughout, a man called Roy, Jeff himself, Dave Morgan, Val Cook, Gus Jonsson, Potting-shed Pete, Scott Devon, each contributed a standard of artistic and poetic licence on a cross-section of life and acute observation. Two songs from the lyrically gifted Paul Blackburn still had me giggling on my journey home. A thoroughly enjoyable evening of which I would recommend when it starts again in April 2015.
One for your future diary whether novice or natural.
A great night indeed.

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Pete Slater

Mon 16th Jun 2014 00:09

Well, what a turnout at the Brooklyn tonight. The bar was certainly raised and each one of the performers stepped up to the mark. A well organised and lively evening was enjoyed by all. Performers from right across the age range, from youngsters to octogenarians strutted their stuff loud and proud. First timers were amongst the old hands but you would never have guessed, such was the quality on display. Live From Worktown certainly brought out the best on what was a thoroughly enjoyable romp through the history of a working town, and more. More of the same please. Thanks to all who brought it together.
Pete Slater.

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