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Literary and arts festival round up.
Last weekend saw the first Literary and Arts Festival to hit Ramsbottom.
Regardless of what you think with regards to the volume of festivals taking place in Ramsbottom, celebrating the arts in the way that was achieved on the 21st of November was hugely important, not just for the town but for our younger generation too.
Far too often I hear how our attention span is decreasing, it’s currently reported to be around 8 seconds
Events such as the literary festival that took place is a nice change from the usual food based events in Ramsbottom. It helped to fuel reading and poetry amongst other things.
I hope you managed to get chance to go down to Ramsbottom whilst it was on, if you were in town, it would be difficult to avoid it, it was everywhere, and it was fantastic.
This week the Manchester Evening news published their list of 42 pubs and clubs that have all failed to meet basic hygiene requirements.
I’m happy to report that not one of our places in Ramsbottom was on this list. There is one place listed in Bury, which is The Queen Anne Hotel on Hollins Lane.
On the subject of places to eat, I was recently researching the number of bars and pubs local to Ramsbottom with the intention of getting a nice list together of which will be selling mulled wine this winter on behalf of Gemma Dempsey who asked on the Facebook page.
Whilst looking into that, it turns out, there are quite a number of pubs and bars, and as I record this, I’ve not yet had a chance to contact them all.
So far I’ve heard from Irwell Works that they will be serving Mulled Wine and Mulled Cider over the Christmas period, but nothing from anyone else yet.
The list of places I found are as follows, now these are all within a 0.4 square mile around Ramsbottom ending around Hoysters and going up to include Shoulder of Mutton.
These are in order of proximity from more or less the centre of Ramsbottom:
Baratxuri – http://twitter.com/BaratxuriBar
Ramsbottom British Legion
Rose and Crown
Hearth of the Ram
The Dogg House Jazz Bar
Shoulder of Mutton
Eagle and Child
Hare and Hounds
Those places are all places where you can go in and just have a drink, hence some restaurants are on the list, and others not. You might very well be able to go into Owens just for a drink, do you know if you can do that?
Please don’t check on Google maps if I’ve got the order correct, it was all guesswork based on a starting point of around where Lolo’s is and me knowing where each place is.
Some people have voiced their opinion that they feel Ramsbottom is losing it’s character and becoming “pretentious” I don’t feel that it’s a very fair reflection on the town and the fact all these bars are doing well, just goes to show what people actually look for in this day and age.
Here are some of the upcoming events on the Ramsbottom calendar, check out the events calendar here for most upcoming Ramsbottom events.
This is the fourth attempt at playing Warrington Town in the league cup. The previous three attempts have all had to be called off due to a water logged pitch. This is schedule for the 1st of December at home, kick off is at 7:45. Warrington are currently a league below us, but they are at the time of recording, second. So this will be a tough match, go down and support your local team.
Edenfield Primary School
Edenfield Primary School will have a Christmas Gift Evening on Thursday the 3rd of December.
As well as a raffle, many local businesses will be there selling their products including The Vineyard, Stitch Studio and Park Farm to name just three.
7:30pm – 9:30pm. Entry for that is free.
Ramsbottom Lit Festival – Bury Times
R amsbottom Lit Festival – Lancashire Telegraph
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