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The Nutcracker & The Four Realms, Mini Mornings, Bury

Mini Mornings: The Nutcracker & The Four Realms

A classic story might be darker than you ever imagined… The Nutcracker and the Four Realms tells the tale of a young girl who is transported into a magical world on a quest to find a key that will unlock a treasured box.

Starring: Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Morgan Freeman

Running time 1hr 39 mins

Cost: £2.49

When: 10am

Christmas & New Year Bin Collections in Bury

Christmas & New Year Bin Collections:

As we’re all busy with the festivities it’s easy to forget that bin collections can change due to the holiday dates.

With the extra waste that is generated at this time of year, it important to note the new collection dates: –

Normal Collection Date New Collection Date
Monday 24th December Monday 7th January
Tuesday 25th December Monday 24th December
Wednesday 26th December Thursday 27th December
Thursday 27th December Friday 28th December
Friday 28th December Saturday 29th December
Monday 31st December No Change
Tuesday 1st January Wednesday 2nd January
Wednesday 2nd January Thursday 3rd January
Thursday 3rd January Friday 4th January
Friday 4th January Saturday 5th January

Collections will return to normal from Monday 7th January 2019.

If you are looking to dispose of your real tree, the Council recommend that you remove all decorations, lights and the wooden base, then chop it up so it fits inside your brown bin.  If you went all out this year and won’t be able to fit it in your brown bin, you can take it to the recycling centre where it will be disposed of.

Recycling Centre

If you are wanting to take your real Christmas tree, and extra waste, to one of the recycling centres they will be open every day except 25th December and 1st January from 8am to 6pm:

  • Every Street, Bury (0161 762 4810)
  • Cemetery Road, Radcliffe (0161 723 5249)


Cockfields Christmas Experience

Come and enjoy this amazing Christmas Experience at Cockfields Farm.

This is a magical festive event packed full of wonderful activities including: –

  • Elves Workshop – make your own teddy
  • Write and post letter to Santa
  • Visit the North Pole Sweet Shop
  • Mrs Claus’ Kitchen – festive story time, decorating gingerbread man
  • Meet Prancer & Dancer, along with other animals, in Santa’s Stable
  • Meet Santa

Full details, including how to book, can be found here

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Apply To Be On The New Series Of ‘The Island With Bear Grylls’

Fancy being stranded on a desert island (or need a break from the kids/ other half)?

The producers of ‘The Island With Bear Grylls’ are looking for the next lot of adventurers to take part in the new series.

The situation remains the same, with a group of people being stranded, left to survive… but this time there is prize money to be won!

Closing date is 19th October so get those entries in 👍

Doctor Dolittle

As the new stage production of Doctor Dolittle begins to take shape in the rehearsal room, The Lowry is pleased to provide a first glimpse at images and footage showcasing some of its exotic menagerie of animal friends.

Doctor Dolittle, with book, music and lyrics by double Academy Award-winner Leslie Bricusse, will head to The Lowry this Christmas (Tue 11 December 2018 – Sat 5 January 2019) as part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the original film starring Rex Harrison.

Nick Barnes and Caroline Bowman are responsible for creating the collection of puppets that will be an integral part of the production. Caroline Bowman, Associate Puppet Designer, said “Nobody has ever seen puppets like these before. I think these are puppets beyond your wildest dreams.” Nick Barnes, Puppet Designer, added “It’s a real privilege to be able to create puppets for a show like this where there’s going to be a wonderful cast of people operating them and performing with them. We’re very excited.”

Meet The Puppets


The show will feature amazing puppetry, take a sneak peak here…


Mark Williams will play the title role during the show’s run at The Lowry with Brian Capron, Vicky Entwistle, Adèle Anderson, Mollie Melia-Redgrave and Patrick Sullivan playing Albert Blossom/Straight Arrow, Polynesia, Lady Bellowes/Poison Arrow, Emma Fairfax and Matthew Mugg respectively.


Eccentric Doctor Dolittle embarks on an extraordinary adventure to find the Giant Pink Sea Snail that holds the secret of life and makes the world a happier place. Helped by his human companions and an exotic menagerie of animal friends, including the Pushmi-Pullyu and trusty sidekick Polynesia the parrot, the larger-than-life Doctor Dolittle teaches us not only to talk to the animals but to listen to them as well!

The new stage production of Doctor Dolittle will be directed by Christopher Renshaw (Le Grand Mort, Zorro, Taboo, We Will Rock You, The King and I), with choreography by Josh Rhodes (Carousel and Sweeney Todd at the London Coliseum, Company starring Neil Patrick Harris for PBS, and Cinderella and Bright Star on Broadway), design by Tom Piper (Associate Designer at the RSC from 2004 to 2014, and designed the installation for the Tower of London poppies installation and subsequent tours – original concept and Poppies by Paul Cummins), puppet design by Nick Barnes, puppet direction by Jimmy Grimes, lighting by Chris Davey, sound by Ben Harrison, and musical supervision by Mike Dixon (most recent theatre includes Mrs Henderson Presents, Oh What A Lovely War, Bodyguard, Taboo, Hair, Zorro, Never Forget and We Will Rock You).

Doctor Dolittle is based on the Doctor Dolittle stories by Hugh Lofting and the Twentieth Century Fox film.

Doctor Dolittle is performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Ltd.

The UK & Ireland Tour of Doctor Dolittle is produced by Music & Lyrics Limited, the producers behind the highly successful recent tours of The Addams Family, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof, High Society and The King and I, in association with Churchill Theatre Bromley.


Dates: Tue 11 December 2018 – Sat 5 January 2019

Times: 2pm & 7:30pm

Prices: £19.50 – £47.50. Concessions £3 off (selected performances). Discounts for group bookings.

Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Buy your tickets here


Read our review of Doctor Dolittle The Musical here…