People using a roulette wheel.

Fun at The Bleachworks

A very big THANK YOU to everyone who attended the fundraiser at The Bleachworks on Saturday 29th October.   There was fun and games, dancing, DJs and live performers, and a great time was had by all. Not only did everybody have an absolute blast, but you also helped us to raise money for a very […]

Let’s Stop Kids Giving Birth To Kids

Changes At Harmony To Help Beat Teen Pregnancies   TACKLING teenage pregnancy and alcohol misuse among young girls should be a priority according to the man behind one of the town’s most successful schemes for young people. Charlie Barrett, who runs the popular Harmony Youth Project, hopes his scheme to give girls the opportunity to […]

Blackout Crew dance group pose with their new murals

Artists Create Wall Of Colour

A youth group is celebrating the completion of a huge mural which brightens up their centre. The Harmony Youth Project meets in a converted industrial unit in Wordsworth Street, Halliwell, a building where the walls were once just drab brick and concrete. However, the club applied for funding to liven the centre up and were […]

Splash Of Colour Gives Youth Club Friendly Feel

A youth group has been given a grant to decorate the entrance to its meeting place to make it more attractive to visitors. The Harmony Youth Project, which is based at Wordsworth Trading Estate in Halliwell, has an upstairs media suite that includes film editing and DJ equipment. The suite is very popular with the […]

A crowd of young people watching the MC competition

Masters Of Music

Music filled Bolton town centre as youngsters from the Harmony Youth Project performed in Victoria Square. Youngsters from the scheme took part in the final of an MCing competition on Saturday. It was organised to help keep youngsters entertained and to raise awareness of the project, which is in need of volunteers. The competition started […]

Youngsters Put Their Talent In The Spotlight

Talented youngsters showed off their skills as the curtain was raised on a new scheme in Bolton. The borough has been chosen as one of ten areas nationally to pilot the Government’s £25 million ‘Find Your Talent’ scheme. Victoria Square was turned into a stage to allow young people to perform, try their hand at […]

Bolton actor Chris Finch at the Harmony Youth Project

Actor Chris Drops In To Help

Waterloo Road actor Chris Finch gave advice to young actors at the Harmony Youth Project in Halliwell. The youngsters are filming a modern take on Oliver, which deals with issues such as internet grooming and homophobia as part of the B-You project. Bolton born Chris, who plays homosexual Colin Scott in the BBC drama and also […]

Stars Of The Future With Harmony

YOUNG people hoping to follow in the footsteps of Vernon Kay, Sarah Cox or Badly Drawn Boy, are being given a boost by the Harmony Youth Project, based in Halliwell. The project provides a range of activities for young people aged eight to twenty five, including DJ and vocal tuition, dance and drama classes and […]

Police Charge Shocks Youth Group

A community group which organised a fundraising night has been given a bill of more than £1,000 for policing the event. Police chiefs insist that the bill must be paid for providing four police officers for six hours, although the night itself only ran for three hours. The under-18s fundraising night, organised by the Harmony […]

Bolton’s Taste Of Hollywood

Ex-Soap Star Ready To Bring The Movie Industry To Town   Ex-Coronation Street star Chris Finch is helping to put Bolton on the movie map, by backing plans to make a £200,000 feature  film. The actor, who shot to fame as gay nurse Karl Foster in the ITV soap, has promised to help members of […]