Celebrating 25 years of the National Lottery
Join us on Saturday 30 November to celebrate 25 years of the National Lottery at our second Transformation Party. Lottery funding is an important element of our project to create OMA – a new venue for Arts and Heritage in Oldham.
We’ll be having fun all afternoon at Gallery Oldham. Everyone is welcome, and there will be things to do for the entire family. Artist Alison Cooper will be trying out sun prints and song writer Jay Stansfield will be composing a song from your thoughts about Oldham and OMA. Do you have a good singing voice or a way with words? Could you contribute to the lyrics and tune? Come down and have a go in our voice booth.
The National Lottery has made more than 5,500 millionaires but its primary purpose is giving to good causes. Since it’s first draw took place on 19 November 1994, more than £40 billion has been raised for various arts, sport, heritage and community projects. That includes our current project to transform the old Library, Museum and Art Gallery into OMA.
OMA brings together Gallery Oldham, Oldham Theatre Workshop and Oldham Local Studies and Archives to create an exciting new venue for Arts and Heritage in Oldham. With construction work due to start in Spring, we want to say thank you to all the players who have made it possible. We are offering goody bags to the first 30 people who arrive at the event with a current National Lottery Ticket.
Most of the activities at this event are drop in and will be running from 1-4 pm. There are also opportunities to take curator-led tours of the Art and Natural History stores. These tours need to be booked in advance and are scheduled for 2pm and 3pm that day. Numbers are limited so please go to eventbrite to book a space. Throughout the day we will be sharing information about OMA and our plans for the next two years. It’s your chance to find out what we have done so far and how you can be involved in our future.
There will also be new collection displays in the foyer and a display revealing the detailed plans for OMA in Oldham Local Studies and Archives at it current home on 84 Union Street.