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A Curious Turn at Oldham Art Gallery: Moving Mechanical Sculpture

A new touring exhibition curated by the Crafts Council comes to Gallery Oldham from July 8 to September 2.

A Curious Turn features 30 pieces of extraordinary automata, and is the first major review of its kind since 1992.

Automata are moving mechanical sculptures that are brought magically to life by sequences of cogs, […]

Details of a public event at Tandle Hill Park, Royton on June 23rd

The families of Alison Howe and Lisa Lees are inviting the people of Royton to join them for a Picnic in the Park to pay tribute to their loved ones.

This event will be taking place at Tandle Hill Country Park from 5pm onwards on Friday, June 23 following funerals earlier that day at St […]

2017 Diggle Blues Festival

To see a gallery of images taken during the 2017 Diggle Blues Festival click here

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Turnpike Challenge riders raise over £900 for Prostate Cancer UK

by Jon Stocker

The Turnpike Challenge just gets better and better.

This year with the fantastic sunny weather the event saw its highest number of entrants. Eighty six riders turned out for the challenging 25 mile ride up into the Pennines.

As might be expected, the hot weather took its toll on some of the […]

Young people to benefit from half price bus tickets

Almost 100,000 young people aged between 16 and 18 are set to benefit from half price bus tickets following a new offer agreed between the Mayor of Greater Manchester and bus operators.

The deal will see the cost of a day ticket for young people cut in half – reducing the cost of journeys and […]

Saddleworth Group of Artists Annual Summer Exhibition 2017

‘Niamh’. Oil. Artist – David Oag

Well known local artists will again be exhibiting their work for the Saddleworth Group of Artists Summer Exhibition at the Saddleworth Museum from Saturday 17th June to Sunday 16th July

Always a popular show, the exhibition will be comprised of up to fifty works, with styles ranging from […]

Whit Friday in Diggle

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The Greatest Free Show on Earth

Wit Friday walkers in Diggle (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

This year’s Whit Friday band contests are set to attract thousands of people to the borough – including musicians from as far afield as Switzerland and Australia.

Dubbed ‘the greatest free show on earth’, this traditional event dates back to 1884. Contests will run across 11 villages […]

Follow the Thread exhibition celebrates Oldham’s industrial past 

A fascinating exhibition has launched at Gallery Oldham celebrating Oldham’s proud industrial past.

In 1865 Godai Tomoatsu, a student from the western Japanese island of Kyushu and agent of the Prince of Satsuma, secretly came to Oldham. At the time Oldham was the world’s greatest cotton mill town. Godai visited the famous Platt Brothers’ Works […]