We are pleased to announce that 2013 is our 40th. Anniversary year and we will be advertising all of our concerts under the banner 'Bolton In Tune'. Whilst the club will still be registered as 'BADEOS' it is essential that we take steps to ensure that we attract more members and visitors. The emphasis will be placed on the LIVE MUSIC aspect whereby Top UK and European artistes will be playing Live music on modern electronic instruments.
The club was formed in 1973 by a stalwart few with laid down objectives to unite all organ enthusiasts in Bolton and surrounding districts. Today, of course, that would have to be described as 'Organ and Keyboard enthusiasts'.
In the early years, monthly concerts were held in local clubrooms, leading to a major move to a new venue in the ballroom of a town centre hotel. While potential looked good, unfortunately the attendance decreased, due to a number of reasons. There was no convenient parking, the venue was laid out in theatre style seating and there was a lack of social atmosphere. The committee realised that action was needed fast before we disappeared off the scene, and found a small clubroom outside the town centre situated on a main road with easy access to outlying districts and the Motorway. Our first concert at this venue was in January 1992. We made steady progress and on some concert nights we were going out to the bowls clubhouse to carry in extra seats. After a couple of years, however, we knew we had to consider moving again to a larger room and this we did in January 1995. We continued to build up our attendance but in doing so started to learn some valuable lessons. The room was well furnished and comfortable but there was restricted parking and this was a cause of considerable frustration to a lot of our members. We knew we had to move again, but the next move would have to be the right one and the final one. A long standing member suggested a venue outside the main town in an area where a lot of development was due to take place. The Committee visited the prospective venue, fell in love with it and had no hesitation in moving to the RMI Club at Horwich for the January 1997 concert.
Horwich is a small town in the Bolton district and we have possibly one of the best venues in the area. The room will seat over 300, the stage area and lighting is excellent and has to be seen to be believed. The stage has electronic curtains, together with a miniature star effect background. There is an excellent all-round view of the stage area from any seat in the house. There is also an access area for disabled visitors, together with facilities. We operate a video camera projection system with 2 large screens.
Situated alongside the club there is a car park with floodlighting, additional parking is available in side streets. Full bar facilities are available with Hot Lancashire Pasties during the interval. The club is well situated on a main road with direct and easy access from the M61 Motorway (Junction 6) and main routes from Bolton, Manchester, Chorley, Wigan and surrounding areas.
We like to consider ourselves a friendly, almost family club and this we consider very important. Our attendances are now higher than in previous years - membership now stands at 200+ ... and rising.
If you live within easy travelling distance, come along and see us - you will be very welcome. If you need any help, advice, or a programme, then please email us with your address.
The club usually meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 8pm.
Subscription rate: £8 Family £4 single
Members admission: £3.00
Visitors admission: £6.00
Children accompanied with an adult are free.
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|January 15th||Chris Powell|
|March 19th||Dave Smith|
|April 16th||Claudia Hirschfeld (more details)|
40th. Anniversary concert
|May 21st||Pete Shaw|
|June 18th||Ian Griffin|
|July 16th||Tim Flint|
|August 20th||Kevin Morgan|
|September 17th||DirkJan Ranzijn|
|October 15th||Nicholas Martin|
|November 19th||Elizabeth Harrison (more details)|
Charity Concert supporting Hearing Dogs for Deaf People
|December 17th||Andrew Nix|
|January 21st||Chiho Sunamoto|
|February 18th||Michael McAneny|
|May 20th||Ben Scott-Hyde|
|September 16th||Chris Powell|
|October 21st||Howard Beaumont|
|November 18th||Michael Wooldridge|