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OMBC to discuss infrastructure repairs

Oldham Council is to discuss a major programme of infrastructure repairs to roads, bridges and carriageways damaged by the severe wet weather that hit the borough last winter.

Cabinet will decide on the proposals when they meet on Monday, June 30. It follows a successful bid by the local authority for money from the Government’s [...]

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 [...]

School Meals in Oldham are Top of the Class


The Education Catering Team

Oldham Council has been awarded a prestigious ‘Gold Food for Life Catering Mark’ thanks to the high quality meals being served in schools across the borough.

The Education Catering Team is only the third local authority in the country to achieve this honour – and the first [...]

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 [...]

Cinema deal for Oldham

Oldham Council and ODEON have agreed an exciting deal to open a seven-screen cinema in the town centre.

The local authority has been in discussion with Europe’s largest cinema operator for several months about plans to transform the Old Town Hall into a first-class family entertainment venue. This landmark development will restore the Grade-II listed [...]

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 [...]

Oldham’s councillor Jim McMahon wins ‘Leader of the Year’ award

Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham Council

Councillor Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham Council, has been honoured nationally for his outstanding leadership at the Councillor Achievement Awards.

Councillor McMahon was announced the winner of the ‘Leader of the Year’ title last night (Tuesday, February 25) at a local government gathering in London – which celebrated [...]

It’s Showtime at Oldham Library

‘Secret Life of You and Me’ – Lowri Evans

Oldham Library is joining forces with Oldham Coliseum Theatre to bring a whirlwind programme of live events to the borough.

Live@thelibrary is an exciting journey of adventure, laughter and theatrical drama with new work by theatre companies and artists. Four unique events will take place [...]

David Gest brings Rhythm and Blues to Oldham

Sheila Ferguson

Event: David Gest’s Legends of Soul Live Concert

Where: West St, Oldham, OL1 1QJ

When: Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Time: 7.30pm

An all-star line-up of rhythm and blues legends comes to Oldham’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

The original Grammy Award-Winning Temptations lead singer Dennis Edwards (‘Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone’ & ‘I Can’t [...]

Christmas festivities in Oldham

The Christmas festivities continue in Oldham Town Centre all this week, culminating in the free Winter Wonderland at the weekend.

On Tuesday 10th December enjoy Christmas favourites from Oldham Music Centre’s award-winning senior ensembles at the Queen Elizabeth Hall £7, £5 concessions. Start is 7.30pm. A day later it is the turn of the youngsters [...]