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From the Entertainment Archives
14th Mar The festival with its feet firmly off the ground returns to bring you its biggest and best line-up to date-Cotton Clouds is back for 2019. Cotton Clouds is brought to you by local lads the Lees brothers, Rick and Max, and local entrepreneur Luke Stanley. Developing the touring Tim Peaks Diner at major UK festivals, not to mention […]
13th Mar A Scarecrow Trail organised by Friends of Diggle School (FoDS) is heading to the village this Easter. The theme of the trail is ‘Children’s Books’ and people are welcome to take part by completing the trail as well as creating their own scarecrow to feature. The group already have 35 scarecrows registered and are hoping […]
7th Mar The April production at Lyceum Theatre Oldham has been written specially for the 90th Anniversary celebrations. Play (5 – 13 April 2019) has been written by award-winning local playwright Colin Smith, who is well known for much more than his association with this quality amateur theatre company. Colin can often be seen on stage and […]
25th Feb Oldham’s late-night arts festival, ‘Illuminate’ lit up the town centre on Friday (Feb 22). Oldham Parish Church, Parliament Square, Oldham Library and Gallery Oldham all took part hosting a range of illuminative themed performances, attractions and workshops. The festival kicked off with a Parade of Illumination, a carnival procession of light that started at Gallery […]
19th Feb See Oldham in a new light as four of the town centre’s most iconic venues play host to the borough’s late-night arts festival, Illuminate, on Friday 22 February (6-9pm). With a range of illuminative-themed performances, attractions and workshops lined up at Oldham Parish Church, Parliament Square, Oldham Library and Gallery Oldham, there’s something for all […]
8th Feb Oldham Sport Development are looking to recruit school dance groups for their annual schools dance competition Oldham’s Gotta Dance 2019 taking place on Wednesday 27th March. Last year the event attracted 23 schools from across the borough and 403 school pupils took part in the heated competition. The schools who take part will be competing for the coveted title […]
7th Feb Typically the lives of children are governed by the rules that adults set for them – how to behave, when to go to bed and the like. It’s the sort of necessary discipline that can teach our kids as they grow, and that helps keeps them healthy and safe. But isn’t the natural inclination of […]
30th Jan After a hugely successful inaugural event, Wellifest is back for its second year welcoming headliners The Tony Auton Band. The music festival, organised by the Saddleworth and Oldham Metro Rotary Club, is taking place on Saturday June 29 at Well-i-Hole Farm in Saddleworth ahead of the Saddleworth Show on June 30. Opening the show is […]
30th Jan No it’s not a green, red, yellow or a blue party. It’s Luca Rutherford’s party and she wants you to knock on and let yourself in.  Luca has been confused by politics to the point where it’s made her want to lie down on the pavement and not get up. Instead of admitting defeat, she’s […]
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 […]