What’s On at the Happy Festival
Check out the full list of what's happening over the weekend of Friday 19th and Saturday 20th May in Bury. We're celebrating Victoria Wood's 70th birthday with a programme designed to make you Happy!
"I'm going North. It's a compulsion with me. Even in Tesco's I head straight for the freezer cabinets on the back wall."
"I'm apparently something of a celebrity since I walked the Pennine Way in slingbacks in an attempt to publicise mental health."
"It's just one of the things I've always wanted to do, swim the Channel. And meet Bonnie Tyler."
"I can't say this often enough. It may be Hamlet, but it's got to be fun, fun, fun!"
"I'm learning a language. It's called 'Get By In Flemish'. I'm learning it in case I ever go to Flem."
"He said, do you want a drink or do you want a kick up the bum with an open toed sandal? I said get you Eamonn Andrews."
"You're separated aren't you? Yes, he's livin int loft. He's got the lilo and the slow cooker. We don't speak…"
"They said they'd made out a little wedding list. Little? It made the Domesday book look like a raffle ticket…"
"I can remember when pants were pants! You wore them for 20 years then you cut them down into pan scrubs or quilts."
"Life is very tough for these Northern women, I did a cameo in a Barbara Taylor Bradford; heartbreaking…."
"Well he's not my husband but he brushed past me in a sports jacket so as good as..."
“Did I Sing?”, an exhibition by Andy Hollingworth
When Victoria Wood passed away in the Spring of 2016, she not only left a hole in the national comedy consciousness, but also a legacy of work that will echo...
Valley Radio – Happy Half-Hour by Steve Cooper
You, the audience, provide the sound effects for actor and writer Steve Cooper’s hilarious new comedy! That sound coming into your lug-holes is 184.3 FM, Valley Radio, your award-winning community...
50 and Nifty by Beverley Green
Age is NOT just a number! 50 and Nifty is a self-help group aiming to keep men and women in later life active, offering classes that promote self-worth and wellbeing....
Acting for Camera – a workshop with Peter Carroll
No-one could act for the TV with more comic subtlety than Victoria Wood. So, actors, this is your chance to hone your camera acting skills at Peter Carroll’s brilliant three-hour...
Jasper Rees in conversation with Susan Lord
Jasper Rees, author of Let’s Do It, the best-selling biography of Victoria Wood, talks to Bury Art Museum curator Susan Lord about the thrills and challenges of working with the...
Noreen Kershaw, Joanne Moss in conversation with Sally Naden
Three brilliant, inspirational women get together to chat about their careers and experiences in TV and entertainment. Don’t miss this unique chance to hear actor and Call the Midwife director...
The J.O.B – screening & talk
Watch the screening of this short and pithy film specially commissioned for Happy from director Paul Blinkhorn and writer Abdul Rahman Chunara. Confronting modern day office politics over tea and...
A Happy Variety Evening
An evening of entertainment to raise a glass to the wonderful Victoria Wood on what would have been her 70thbirthday weekend. Celebrations kick off with the ultimate Victoria Wood fan...
The Brighouse and Rastrick Band
The Brighouse and Rastrick Band is regarded by many as the best and most consistent ‘public subscription band’ in the world. In its time the majority of premier band championships...