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A new vision to redevelop Oldham town centre

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An ambitious new vision to deliver the Oldham town centre of the future is set to go to public consultation before being marketed to potential development partners.

Oldham Council has been developing a masterplan looking ahead to 2035 with key schemes across five strategic town centre sites totalling 21 acres. The benefits […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Plan for Saddleworth – Have Your Say!

Are you concerned about issues such as planning, development, schooling, transport, traffic, health care & protection of the Green Belt in Saddleworth?

Saddleworth Parish Council are preparing their Neighbourhood plan and want to ask local people about the issues that matter to them.

Rob Knotts Chair of Saddleworth Parish Council Planning Committee is holding an […]

3D Dynamos celebrate their 25th season at Boundary Park

Saturday 29th April from 09:30 to 14:30 at Boundary Park, home of Oldham Athletic

 

New vision for Oldham Coliseum Theatre

The latest vision for the new Oldham Coliseum Theatre is being released today ahead of the submission of a planning application.

Oldham Council and Oldham Coliseum Theatre have been working on a redesign with Mecanoo, the project architects, following the addition of plans for a studio theatre and feedback on the initial proposals.

The new […]

Gallery Oldham Announces ‘The Oldham Open 2017’

Gallery Oldham is inviting local artists to submit work to the ever popular ‘Oldham Open’.

The exhibition – which will run from 22 September to 18 November – promises to be a visual feast, with the gallery welcoming work from local talent in a variety of media including drawing, painting, photography, ceramics, jewellery, sculpture, film […]

A Big Big exhibition at Gallery Oldham

Taking the camera out on the road.

The extraordinary Big Big Camera has been in the collections of Gallery Oldham for many years. Over the last two years artist and photographer Ian Beesley has been working to reuse this industrial relic and photograph the Oldham area in a whole new way. This new exhibition […]

Stage is set for the new Coliseum Theatre

Oldham is to build a new Coliseum Theatre in its budding Cultural Quarter after the plans were awarded a multi-million pound funding injection.

A successful Round 2 joint funding bid by Oldham Council and Oldham Coliseum Theatre has seen Arts Council England approve a grant worth £7.1m towards the project.

Alongside a future fundraising contribution […]