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Mikron Theatre – In At The Deep End: An RNLI Story by Lawrence Peacock

Skipwick RNLI is all at sea. Crew members are hard to come by and Coxswain Darren’s management style isn’t helping. So when seventeen year old Shannon volunteers, it’s all hands on deck – particularly for Darren’s teenage son, Billy.

Can the station survive in this ‘me first’ age? Will eccentric fundraiser Hazel’s ideas ever turn […]

Woman pushed to the ground by thieves in Delph

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Four men broke into a house in Saddleworth and knocked a woman to the ground.

At around 2.30pm on Tuesday 1 December 2015, the 63-year-old woman was watching television in her home on Delph Lane when the men opened the back door of her house. They claimed they were police officers and were checking houses […]

Saddleworth Players present: A Passionate Woman by Kay Mellor

A shattering secret changes family life forever in this funny and heartfelt comedy.

It is hard to say which is more remarkable, the play itself or the story behind it.

A Passionate Woman is the captivating tale of Betty’s loveless marriage, her “bit of a thing” with the Polish neighbour in the flat below, and […]

Filumena: Marriage Italian Style

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The last play of Saddleworth Players 2014-15 Season at the Millgate is Filumena by Eduardo de Filippo, which runs from 30th May to 6th June.

Better known for her on-stage performances, Sue Radcliffe makes her Millgate directorial debut with this, beautifully constructed comedy. Set in Naples, it tells of Filumena’s resourceful struggle to legitimise her […]

Saddleworth Players present Absurd Person Singular

How Many Alan Ayckbourn Characters Does it Take to Change a Lightbulb?

The answer – at least according to Absurd Person Singular – is six: one to attempt suicide with an exposed light-fitting and five others to remain so blithely wrapped up in their own affairs that they fail to notice.

Directed by Rod Fitton, […]

Accrington Pals at the Millgate Arts Centre

Saddleworth Players commemorate the centenary of the start of the great war with Peter Whelan’s drama “Accrington Pals”, with performances at Delph’s Millgate Arts Centre from 22 to 29 November 2014 at 7.30pm.

At the outbreak of war in 1914, the 700 strong local battalion from Accrington, Lancashire marched off optimistically in response to Lord […]

New medical surgery could be open within days

The new Delph Medical Surgery (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

by Ken Bennett

A brand new medical surgery, which has laid idle for months, could open within days, thanks to intervention of the Oldham Chronicle and the Saddleworth and Lees District Partnership (DP).

Five thousand patients in Delph and surrounding villages were shocked when they discovered […]

Confessions of an Adventure Cameraman

Keith Partridge

Keith Partridge – Confessions of an adventure cameraman

Where: Millgate Arts Centre, Delph, Saddleworth OL3 5DY

Date: Thursday, November 13.

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Cost: Tickets £10 available from Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/o/oldham-library-3419033869

Oldham Libraries is bringing Keith Partridge, EMMY award winning cinematographer, to Saddleworth for a behind the scenes exploration of filmmaking in […]

‘All in Good Time’ at the Millgate Theatre, Delph

The last advertised play in the Saddleworth Players season, at the Millgate Theatre, is Bill Naughton’s ‘All In Good Time’ which runs from 31st May to 7th June.

Directed by Rod Fitton, this warm, funny and touching play centres on the sensitive Arthur and his new bride forced by economic circumstances to live with his […]

New walk guide includes Diggle

Dr Jenny Lunn: Discovering Britain Project Manager

Diggle features in a new walk created by the Royal Geographical Society. ‘Discovering Britain’ is a prestigious collection of walks around the country, each with a geographical theme.

The Discovering Britain project is managed by Dr Jenny Lunn, who grew up in Delph. She wanted to ensure […]