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LIVE@THELIBRARY’S SUMMER SEASON IS HERE

No Petticoats Here: Award-winning singer, songwriter Louise Jordan tells the stories of inspirational women who challenged expectations

Dive into a world of drama, family shows, comedy, music and new writing at Oldham’s live@thelibrary summer season.

Oldham Libraries have a packed schedule with something for everyone at libraries across the borough from May to August.

There’s a whole host of events to mark the Suffrage Centenary, including the Revolting Women performance of the Suffrage story through the eyes of a less well-known Pankhurst, Sylvia, who fought for the vote alongside working women in the East End.

To mark Refugee Week (18-24 June, 2018), join the Manchester International Roots Orchestra for an evening of exciting new music. The unique, musically diverse orchestra aims to nurture musical collaboration between refugee and other culturally diverse musicians, and Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) students.

Children can help save the day in a fun interactive performance of Old McDonald and the Three Pigs Plus in just one of many family events throughout the summer.

There’s also a welcome return of Open Space Festival, showcasing the work of writers and performers from Oldham and across Greater Manchester.

Live@thelibrarylocal brings the fun straight to your community and there’s something for adults and children alike. You can go on an adventure in Charlie and the Lost Treasure or enjoy “I Don’t Know”, a thought-provoking one woman show for Dementia Awareness week.

The Small Cinema also returns to Oldham Library with a dementia-friendly screening of the classic romantic drama ‘Casablanca’ as well as other favourites.

Sheena Macfarlane, Head of Heritage, Libraries and Arts at Oldham Council, said: “Our modern libraries are so much more than book-lending services. Our staff strive to provide a wide range of services, facilities and information for residents of all ages and in many different ways. Live@thelibrary is the perfect celebration of just how much our libraries have to offer.

Amani Live: Amani Creatives will be showcasing some of the freshest new talent from the African diaspora and highlighting diversity, complexity and enduring cultural influence in Africa.

“This season, we have something for all ages and we’re supporting established and emerging local talent. I hope residents will come out and support these events with their family and friends.”

Booking is essential for all events including those without a charge.

Children under 12 months are free and accompanying adults must book a ticket to attend children’s performances.

Oldham Library is located on Greaves Street, Oldham, OL1 1AL (attached to Gallery Oldham).

For all event and booking information, download the full summer brochure at www.oldham.gov.uk/liveatthelibrary

To join Oldham Libraries visit your local branch or log onto www.oldham.gov.uk/libraries

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