From the Entertainment Archives
11th Jan The Oldham Choral Society are welcome new singers to join them for their forthcoming concert in April. Rehearsals for ‘Verdi’s Requiem’ start in January with the performance taking place at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester on Sunday April 28 at 7pm. The Society, with over 100 members, is one of the leading […]
15th Dec The Millgate Arts Centre and Saddleworth Live, in association with the Dream Factory Theatre are thrilled to announce their first brand new professional pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk. With an excellent reputation for innovation and creativity, Dream Factory Theatre can guarantee an exciting interpretation of this classic fairy-tale. With new music and popular favourites, spectacular […]
13th Dec For many people, music and Christmas are almost inseparable. The sound of carols in the open air, the magic of listening to a choir or even the most junior members of the family as they join in with the Christmas songs they have learned at school. That’s why Oldham Choral Society have joined forces with […]
12th Dec Lees Christmas Markets saw the community turn out despite the rainy weather raising an amazing £1000 for local charities. The markets have been running for around three years in Milan in Lees. This year was organised by Karen Jakeman, Clare Dervan and Rick Attwood and sponsored by Top House and Assure Certification Ltd, both businesses […]
11th Dec An entrepreneur from Oldham has taken the internet by storm with hilarious videos attracting billions of views. It’s Gone Viral, which follows in the footsteps of LadBible, is the brainchild of Ryan Williams and fellow cofounders Andrew Trotman and Matthew Thomas. It has become one of the UK’s fasting growing social media companies. Williams, 29, […]
7th Dec An Oldham born author is telling the stories of men with a diagnosis of cancer to help ‘break down barriers’ that can stop them from talking about their experience and asking for support. Brenda Burling’s ‘Good for a Grin’ tells the stories of these men with humour bringing warmth to an otherwise tough subject. Brenda […]
5th Dec Gallery Oldham is currently hosting an exciting new visual exhibition, ‘Dave Ball A to Z: The First Seven Years’ by Swansea-born artist Dave Ball until Saturday 2 March. Featuring work from Swansea born artist Dave Ball, this was conceived as, a deliberately absurd undertaking and mammoth task.   ‘A to Z: The First Seven Years’ is […]
29th Nov Enjoy a range of entertainment when Royton switches on its Christmas lights on Saturday 8 December, 4–6pm (lights will be switched on at 5.30pm). Kick start your festive celebrations with market stalls, Santa’s Grotto, dancing with RF Dance School, singing with St. Paul’s Choir and the Royton Churches Together Choir plus performances from Royton Hot […]
27th Nov Town hall chiefs have agreed to push forward with proposals for a new £16 million arts and heritage centre in Oldham. It marks the third phase of a two-decade transformation plan to establish a ‘cultural quarter’ in Oldham. At the town hall’s latest cabinet meeting, councillors voted in favour of relocating the museum, archives, local studies […]
13th Nov Lyceum Theatre Oldham, located in the heart of the town, is hosting a Craft Fair on Saturday 8 December, 12 noon – 4pm, following the success of last year’s event.   The popular local amateur theatre has a history of raising funds through its performances and sharing its profits with local and national charities, as […]