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The future for the Coliseum and Heritage Centre?

Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition – ‘Designs on our Future’ – gives visitors their first chance to see how plans for the new town centre Coliseum Theatre and Heritage Centre are developing.

The proposals involve bringing the old library building back into use and making the most of the surrounding land to create a vibrant cultural [...]

Saddleworth Group of Artists Annual Summer Exhibition

Deansgate by Jane Braithwaite

The Saddleworth Group of Artists will again hold their annual summer exhibition at the Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. This popular show is on between Saturday 14th of June and Saturday 19th July with up to fifty works including oil, watercolour, pastel and textiles on display. Styles range from photorealism to expressionistic [...]

Live art event outside Oldham Art Gallery


A unique piece of mind-boggling illusionary art is taking shape outside Oldham Art Gallery this week.

Over three days the internationally acclaimed pavement artists Urban Canvas will create a one-off piece of 3D art as part of this year’s Festival Oldham activities. Using only pastels and poster paint the large-scale artwork will [...]

Giant projections to light up Oldham Gallery

Oldham Council and Lets Go Global are inviting residents to help light up Oldham Gallery as part of the Big Digital Project.

The local authority’s Arts Development team and local artist Jonathan Lewis have been working with members of the public and with groups including Young Oldham Dance, Oldham’s Institute of Public Information, Oldham Theatre [...]

Tram stop exhibition highlights musical heritage

A new exhibition at Piccadilly Station Metrolink stop will pay tribute to some of Manchester’s most iconic music artists.

Entitled ‘Still Lives: Music in Manchester, 1976-1992’, the exhibition features nine bands including The Smiths and The Stone Roses alongside the venues where they made their names. Each of the nine pieces of artwork details an [...]

Gallery Oldham showcases the work of Albert Adams

Self Portrait: Woodcut

Gallery Oldham is delighted to be able to showcase the work of one of the most important artists to emerge from South Africa in the 20th century. The work of Albert Adams, from the collection of the University of Salford, will be on show from November 30 until April 19.

Albert [...]

Saddleworth Group of Artists to exhibit at Brownhill

Saddleworth Group of Artists Annual Winter Exhibition at the Brownhill Centre, Uppermill.

The group will again hold their very popular show between Saturday November 23rd and Saturday December 21st with up to fifty works on display including oil, watercolour, pastel and textiles.

Saddleworth Artists subscribe to a wide range of styles from photorealism to expressionistic [...]

Winter Craft Festival in Uppermill

Autumn exhibition at the Millyard Gallery, Uppermill

Scammonden gets its own Stanza Stone

Sculptor Peter Maris and poet Simon Armitage will put the South Pennines on the map at Walk and Ride Festival event on Saturday, September 21

This year’s Walk and Ride Festival event at Scammonden Water will get off to an extra special start as the Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor [...]