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 are lots of ways you can get involved through our New Faces programme or Let’s Do It! activities. Check out our Events page to find out more about events and performances over the festival period.
The Happy Festival will run from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th May 2020, with an outdoor Happy Proms on Sunday 12th July.
Happy is a part of Bury’s Town of Culture programme.
‘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An exhibition from photographer Andy Hollingworth of unpublished shots of Victoria and mementos from her archive.Learn More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
Chanje Kunda presents PLANT FETISH
Join Chanje Kunda and her harem of tropical plants. Can getting married to a tree sort out life’s problems?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