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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 [...]

Weather forecast for tonight

Mammatus Clouds over Bingley (Photo: M. Hartshome)

A cold, cloudy but largely dry day. Road surfaces will be close to or just below zero in the early evening to the north and east side of Oldham. Cloud will then thicken through the evening bringing some outbreaks of rain, sleet and snow, and milder temperatures. [...]

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 [...]

Training opportunities at Oldham Council









Opportunities for training update!

These are new or on-going opportunities available to apply for within Oldham council:

(Click each link for details on how to apply)


· Oldham Council Traineeship Programme

To apply for any of the above vacancies, follow the link below to complete [...]

Final arrangements in place for the ‘Big Bang’

Oldham Council has revealed the final arrangements and running order for when Oldham Edge hosts ‘The Big Bang’ on Bonfire Night.

Local residents are invited to enjoy a spectacular evening of free family entertainment at the grassed parkland site – near to Oldham town centre – on Tuesday, November 5. Gates will open at 5pm [...]