Welcome to Happy
Happy is a six-month arts programme and festival inspired by the work of Bury-born Victoria Wood, and how she made people feel!
There will be lots of ways you can get involved through our New Faces programme or Let’s Do It! activities.
Happy is a part of the Bury Town of Culture programme.
We're following all government guidelines around the COVID-19 outbreak, and so it’s with a heavy heart that we’re postponing the Happy Festival to May 2021
We are, of course, extremely sad that we're having to take this step, but our first priority is to protect audiences, staff and the general public.
We'll be posting online contributions from our artists and workshop leaders across our social channels over the coming weeks, and we hope that these things make you Happy.
Victoria Wood Monologues – online workshop update
When I was first asked to take part in the Happy Festival, inspired by Victoria Wood, one of the questions posed was: Is she still relevant or was her work...Learn More
‘TUNING IN’ ANDY HOLLINGWORTH
An exhibition from photographer Andy Hollingworth of unpublished shots of Victoria and mementos from her archive.Learn More
MIX AND MINGLE
Take a closer look at how Victoria Wood approached her work. Hosted by Victoria’s official biographer Jasper Rees talking to colleagues of Victoria...Learn More
OUR VICTORIA – the Fan strand…
Calling all Victoria Wood fans, don’t miss this chance to reminisce, chat and laugh at this very special event with live music and a two soup menu.Learn More
LET’S DO IT! MARQUEES
'Have a go' workshops, performances, singing, brass bands…and more. A chance to listen to a funny song, try an instrument or simply clap along to a brass band.Learn More
AT THE CHIPPY
Victoria’s colleagues, TV producer and director Geoff Posner and Musical Director David Firman cook up a very special Q&A.Learn More
HANDS UP WHO’S HAPPY?
A hilarious, new, thought-provoking comedy. Half stand-up, half sketch-show and half-witted.Learn More