Theatre Through The Lens (Behind The Scenes In The Octagon’s 50th Year)
Venue: The Gallery At St. George’s House
When: 14/11/2017 – 26/01/2018
The Gallery at St. George’s House is pleased to host an ambitious new exhibition by BOLTON DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY.
2017 marks the 50th Anniversary of the founding of Bolton’s Octagon Theatre. To celebrate its Golden Jubilee, Bolton Documentary Photography have been invited to capture in pictures all the spectacle of theatre life.
In addition to tracking professional productions though their development phase – through rehearsals, set-building, costume-making etc – the exhibition highlights, too, the Octagon’s deep roots in our local community, revealing the huge support the Theatre offers to groups and individuals of all ages – from infants to senior citizens – in projects designed to develop self-confidence and theatre skills.
All in all, this exhibition presents an absorbing glimpse into the inner workings of one of Bolton’s most prized community resources – a true cultural treasure in this, its 50th year.
Bolton Documentary Photography are a voluntary community arts group, who since 1995 have been creating photography exhibitions focussing on many different aspects of life in Bolton (inc Gypsies and Travellers, Homelessness, and many more).
The exhibition is free to enter and open Monday – Friday, 9-5pm.
Ends 10 January 2018.
The exhibition also extends across The Octagon Theatre in the Upstairs Bar Area, from 10th November to May 2018.