The Octagon in partnership with Bolton Solidarity Community Association and Bolton Film Festival

The Fabric of Bolton celebrates Bolton’s industrial heritage, from a fresh and less commonly heard perspective.

Five fascinating and different individuals reveal the untold stories of Bolton’s Black and South Asian textile workers, in their own words. First-hand testimonies of 1960-80s life explore racism in the workplace, multi-racial funk bands and even an MBE, weaving together the diverse threads that make up the fabric of the town.

The Fabric of Bolton is a documentary short film, as well as a series of individual, oral history interviews and archive photography of the period, that allow you to explore the themes of the film in more detail.

DOCUMENTARY FILM

The Fabric of Bolton documentary short film will available to view online as part of Bolton Film Festival on Sat 9 October from 1pm (available for 48 hours). 

ORAL HISTORY INTERVIEWS AND PHOTOGRAPHY

The Fabric of Bolton oral history interviews and archive photography will be available on the Octagon website for FREE from Thu 30 September, in our Octagon Online section

WATCH THE FILM TRAILER HERE

Additional information

Booking

To book your Online Pass visit the Bolton Film Festival booking page here 

The Online Pass also gives access to watch all the festival films and industry events.

Tickets

Online Pass: £12

Age Guidance

14+