From the Entertainment Archives
25th Sep Romance is put under the microscope in Play With Fire’s new production of The Effect by multi-award winning playwright, Lucy Prebble. Love is a naturally occurring chemical reaction, so can it be created medicinally?   The Effect is a funny, moving and perhaps surprisingly human play that explores questions of sanity, neurology and the limits of medicine, alongside […]
25th Sep It got messy and colourful in Alexandra Park this weekend – and hundreds had a real blast! Over 700 supporters took part in this year’s Dr Kershaw’s Colour Blast on Sunday over a 3km-course in the park. Fears of a washout with heavy rain and winds on Friday afternoon and an amber weather warning for […]
25th Sep Gallery Oldham has launched an immersive exhibition by dynamic artist Jai Chuhan. Refuge is an exhibition of new paintings by internationally acclaimed artist Jai Chuhan. Her paintings often involve an isolated figure in a room-like space, which creates an arena for exploring themes such as love, conflict, birth and death. The images suggest psychological tensions […]
20th Sep On Friday 28th September, more than 100 people will walk together to help people with cancer.  Culture Crawl is a sponsored walk for Maggie’s who provide free practical and emotional support to people with cancer and their family and friends. Maggie’s Culture Crawl takes place on Friday 28th September. The event gives participants a chance […]
18th Sep The Grotton Gala was a success with over £1000 raised to help keep the Pavilion running. Treasurer for the Pavilion, Jenny Harley, said: “It was a really brilliant day, we had a lot of people come out which was great.” The gala had a variety of activities for families including a chance to make your […]
17th Sep New play Communicate, on at Oldham Library in November, explores themes of love and loss. James is suffocated by his past. Based on true events, this 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 grieving at the right time […]
15th Sep Out of Sight, Out of Murder by Fred Carmichael is the opening show of Saddleworth Players’ Season. The show, directed by Verity Mann (who directed Moonlight & Magnolias) has a cast with a mixture of favourites seen last season (Martin Taylor, Alayne Whitworth, Margaret Thompson, Ian Crickett, Colin Watts, Jake Talbot, Emma Sykes (just returned […]
15th Sep A packed audience of Promenaders raised over £1500 towards the Millgate Arts Centre Auditorium Appeal at Saddleworth Live’s Millgate Night at the Proms on the evening of Saturday 8th September. They were treated to a bubbly reception, and then two sessions from Local musicians & Singers led by Miriam Lawsom of favourite songs from West […]
12th Sep The Open Shutters Project opens its exhibition this Saturday (Sept 15) at Gallery Oldham and aims to show the positive side to mental illness. Created by Lisa Gee (pictured above) and Robert Cragg the project brings together 31 photographs of individuals from around the UK taken by Lisa who wanted to share their story around […]
12th Sep The Grotton Gala is taking place this Saturday September 15 from 11am-3pm. There is lots to do for the whole family including a mini steam train, inflatables, sand art, hook-a-duck and other fairground games plus face painting and for all you Potterheads out there a game of Quidditch! There is also a prize up for […]