From the Entertainment Archives
12th Nov Count down to Christmas with a great line-up of events in Oldham town centre in the lead up to the big day. The first event kicked off on Saturday (Nov 10) with a Santa’s Reindeer Parade. This year’s theme was ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and featured more than 200 participants from local community and arts […]
12th Nov Photography by John Hesten. Sir Karl Jenkins is now the most-performed living composer, according to recent surveys and a BBC documentary. His Mass for Peace, ‘The Armed Man’, must surely be responsible for this. Oldham Choral Society made it their major piece in last night’s magnificent Armistice Centenary Concert ‘On Land and Sea’, performed in […]
8th Nov Communicate, on at Oldham Library, coincided with Men’s Mental Health Month and rightly so. Based on true events, the play is one couple’s journey through bereavement, love, pregnancy, superheroes and enforced pen maintenance. It’s a story about the importance of talking, opening up and grief, it is about not letting your past determine your future. […]
29th Oct Michelle Dickens, one of this year’s Strictly Kershaw’s dancers, celebrated her 50th birthday on Monday with the pupils of Alt Academy. With an ‘All Things Bling’ non-uniform day and salsa lessons with Mrs Dickens, the children were excited to celebrate with their head teacher. Pupils started the day with a special Kershaw’s assembly where Community […]
29th Oct As part of its Season of Celebrations and marking the centenary of the end of WW1, Lyceum Theatre Oldham presents Tom Stoppard’s witty translation of a French reflection on the lives of ex-soldiers Heroes by French playwright Gerald Sibleyras is set in France and tells the story of three veterans of the Great War, as […]
24th Oct A former Oldham College student has been nominated at the National Television Awards for his role in Hollyoaks. Malique Thompson- Dwyer, 20, from Oldham has been nominated for Best Serial Drama Performance for his portrayal of ‘Prince McQueen’ in ‘Hollyoaks. ‘   It has been a fantastic year for the Hollyoaks star as he won […]
23rd Oct Manchester men, women and children are being urged to unite with some of the brightest stars from TV, film and radio and Stand Up To Cancer this Friday, October 26.   Celebrities including Davina McCall, Alan Carr, Adam Hills, Joel Dommett and Kirstie Allsopp are backing Stand Up To Cancer, a joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK […]
22nd Oct This Sunday (Oct 28) sees the return of the Halloween special Junior parkrun at Alexandra Park in Oldham. So, dust off your best Halloween costume and join in. Although runners do not have to dress up, younger runners might enjoy the fun from making that extra effort especially as entry to the event is free! […]
22nd Oct Dust off your thinking caps – Oldham Council are giving residents the chance to name their two new road sweepers. They have recently added the 10.5 tonne Johnston Sweepers to their fleet of vehicles that travel the borough picking up waste and debris that has been left on the roads, pavements, open places and streets. The competition, […]
19th Oct Age UK Oldham are already in the Christmas spirit inviting the community to two festive events. First up is their Christmas Fayre on Saturday November 24 at George Street Chapel from 11am-4pm. Join them for a fun, festive, family trip and indulge in lots of Christmassy treats keeping both children and adults entertained. There will […]