ENJOY a Victoria Wood-inspired showcase at The Met in Saturday (1pm)by some of the diverse groups that are based at the venue.

Bury Youth Theatre will explore sitcoms across the decades and Engage 2 Stage, a theatre company for the visually impaired, will perform Victoria’s iconic Ballad of Freda and Barry.

Also on the bill is Met Express, an inclusive drama group for adults with disabilities. Their Let’s Do It production will see them delivering comedy sketches inspired by Victoria.

Aiming High, a group of actors with autism, will add to the audience’s delight with Chippy Night and Wood’s Restaurant.

WITH sunshine forecasted for Sunday, why not take a bracing walk up Holcombe Hill?

The views are spectacular, the air is clear and it gives you a real workout as well as blowing away the cobwebs.

While you’re there don’t forget to cheer on the many brave fundraisers who will be abseiling down Peel Tower in exchange for sponsorship for charities.

LOSE yourself in the past by visiting Memories Antiques and Collectors Centre. A veritable Aladdin’s cave set over two floors on Bridge Street, Ramsbottom, it’s a real treasure trove. Antiques, memorabilia, collectables and vintage items including Art Deco and costume jewellery, vintage clothing, militaria, clocks and barometers, vintage toys, records and furniture are among the fascinating items on display.

ORGANIST Marc Murray will perform a lunchtime concert in Bury Parish Church tomorrow.

The talented South African, who is also the church’s director of music, will play pieces by Bach and Widor’s Fifth Organ Symphony.

The hour-long concert begins 12.30pm. Tickets cost £5.

BE inspired by this weekend’s Ironman UK and saddle up.

Bury Council have produced a 13 mile circular cycle route for a leisurely and rural ride.

It takes in the Roman road of Watling Street as well as charming villages such as Affetside with its ancient cross – the supposed half-way point between London and Edinburgh.

But unlike Ironman UK it spares you from Ramsbottom’s gruelling Rawsons Rake.

Contact 0161 253 5111 for a map.