EUROPEAN NETWORK OF CULTURAL CENTRES
ENCC currently represents over 3000 cultural centres with more than 15.000 employees, thousands of volunteers and 40 million visitors per year in at least 15 countries. It has been selected by the European Commission as one of the 22 networks representing the Arts and cultural sector in Europe for 2014-2017. ENCC is organising diverse events contributing to the professional development of its members, the structuring of the sector, the development of cooperation and innovation at a European level: Travelling academy, BECC Staff exchange programme, Short Cuts conferences, etc. Among the network’s working topics : Arts & Culture, Education and Life long learning, Territorial development, Digital dynamics.
BURY ART MUSEUM & SCULPTURE CENTRE
Experience art at its finest with an exciting collection of work by international, regional and local artists. Stunning pieces by Turner, Constable and Landseer are accompanied by a changing programme of feature exhibitions from around the world. Most recent exhibitions have included work from artists such as Richard Wilson, Maurizio Nannucci and Lawrence Weiner.
The latest addition of Bury Sculpture Centre to the gallery brings a new dimension to the visitor experience by curating some of the best in international sculpture to Greater Manchester.
Housed in a distinctive Edwardian building in the town centre of Bury, Greater Manchester, Bury Art Museum & Sculpture Centre is the perfect venue for international art and culture in the North West of England.
The modern-day Bury Council began in 1974 following the Local Government Act and encompasses six towns – Bury, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Prestwich, Tottington and Whitefield – with a population of 186,000 people. It is a metropolitan council responsible for direct provision of services including education and social care, highways and libraries, parks and waste/recycling, and public health. Bury is one of the ten councils in Greater Manchester who will soon be taking on significantly more powers and budgetary responsibility as part of devolution. The council aims to ‘lead, shape and maintain a prosperous, sustainable Bury that is fit for the future’ and having a vibrant cultural economy will play an important part in that. The borough has a wealth of creative talent, cultural diversity, heritage and visitor attractions which will all promote community prosperity.
The history of the East Lancashire Railway is the story of a heroic struggle to keep a dying part of Britain’s heritage alive, a struggle that still goes on today.
THE FUSILIER MUSEUM
The Fusilier Museum is home to the collections of the XX Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. Together they record over 300 years of history and heritage of the people who served in the regiments. Come face to face with the heroes of the past!
The museum tells the story of the 20th Regiment of Foot and the Lancashire Fusiliers from 1688 to 1968, when they became part of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers. The museum continues the story for the whole Regiment up to the present day.
The Fusilier Museum in Lancashire has a long history of its own. Originally it was housed in the Training Depot at Wellington Barracks and was used to inspire and motivate troops. In 1934 it opened its doors to the public and enlarged with private collections, personal souvenirs and a wide range of historic material. Now the museum has grown and developed again in the new town centre location which used to be known as the Arts and Crafts Centre.
EAST LANCASHIRE RAILWAY
The Railway’s past is inextricably linked to that of the area’s industry. The railways provided industries with a vital link to the country’s network of import, export, raw materials and, most importantly, workers. Even in those utilitarian times however, the East Lancashire Railway provided a leisure-time service for holidaying workers.
Developing technology in turn developed the railway, however it was also the introduction of newer, more cost effective technologies that led to the decline of the Railway as the main method of transportation.
Under various names the East Lancashire Light Railway company and the East Lancashire Railway trust have worked diligently and for the most part voluntarily to keep a little piece of this bygone age alive.
BURY TRANSPORT MUSEUM
The industrial heritage of the North West is brought to life before your very eyes at Bury Transport Museum. Through stunningly restored vehicles, original artifacts and interactive exhibits, your family can explore the lives and jobs of people in the early 20th Century.
There is plenty to keep both adults and children entertained, whether that’s discovering the horse drawn tram that was once a chip shop, learning about how “Hilda” the steam roller almost met her end, meeting the bus with a history in movies or taking a look around the smallest museum inside of a museum in the UK!
Situated in Bury, Greater Manchester, The Met is a centre of live music noted nationally for its specialist folk music programme incorporating two performance spaces, a restaurant and Edwin Street Recording Studio.
As an independent charity, The Met works to develop a growing audience to experience the arts and nurturing traditional talent to grow into national stars. The Met is organiser and promoter of a number of outdoor events including the annual Ramsbottom Festival.
The Met is an independent arts and entertainment venue run by Bury Metropolitan Arts Association, a company limited by guarantee (No. 2370868) and a registered charity (No. 701879) supported by Arts Council England and Bury Council.
DELICIOUS AT THE FUSILIERS
Delicious at The Fusilier Museum is a licensed café serving the freshest, homemade food overlooking the Gallipoli Gardens in Bury.
It’s a great place to gather or to meet family, friends or work colleagues over breakfast, lunch, brunch, morning coffee or afternoon tea.
We pride ourselves in making fresh food and providing a good service for all to enjoy. Our menu includes breakfast items to set you up for the day, a wide range of hot and cold sandwiches, jacket potatoes with lots of different fillings and we also have daily specials which include soups, sandwich of the day and a hot meal alternative. We’re also famous for our homemade scones. People travel from all over to try them for themselves with many of them saying they are the best that they have ever tasted. Call in and try one for yourself.