What's on

We know that you can’t visit us at the moment but we have loads of fun activities that you can get involved with from home.

Visit our kids & families page for a range of activities to keep the family entertained!

Looking for resources to help with home schooling?

Head to our schools page for cross-curricular PowerPoints with educational activities inspired by artworks and artefacts from our collection.



We have a huge range of activities for families, individuals, artists, young people and everyone else who visits Gallery Oldham.

Check the calendar on the right for upcoming activities and events.


Details of our current exhibitions can be found here. If you’re interested in finding out more about our exhibitions, check out our free lunchtime talks and tours!


For Kids and Families we have a fun mix of events for families during all school holidays, our monthly Super Saturdays and weekly Go Baby and GO Explorer sessions. Plus the Small Cinema showing family friendly films.

For Young People we have a variety of creative activities, workshops and sessions to develop your skills. We also deliver and support Arts Award.

For adults we offer a range of informative art and craft courses, and group workshops that are suitable for all levels of ability.


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Gallery Talks Series

October 20, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on November 10, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on December 15, 2021 at 2:00 pm

One event on January 12, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on February 9, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on March 16, 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on April 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm

Our free talks are informal and last around 40 minutes with time for a discussion and questions afterwards, some are onsite and others are online. Talks are given by gallery staff or guest speakers. All onsite talks are drop in, no need to book. Please ensure that you reserve your place on our online talks.

Upcoming talks:

Wednesday 16 March 2022, 2pm

Join artists Liz Ackerley and Hugh Winterbottom onsite and take a closer look at their work displayed in Landscapes Inside Out.

Wednesday 6 April 2022, 2pm
Join our natural history curator Patricia Francis onsite to hear more about seabirds and why they feature in Oldham Stories.

Wednesday 11 May 2022, 2pm

Join an online talk by artist, Zarah Hussain, whose exhibition, Light Upon Light, is on display at Gallery Oldham until 14 May

Wednesday 1 June 2022, 2pm 

Join Landscape Inside Out artists, Liz Ackerley and Hugh Winterbottom, for an online talk exploring their studios and how they create work in the landscape.

Saturday 2 July 2022, 2pm 

Join artist Diana Terry onsite for a talk exploring the artworks in her Land Marks exhibition. Talk will be BSL signed

Wednesday 7 September, 2pm

Our curator Karen Heatley takes a closer look onsite at some of the social history items in our Oldham Stories exhibition

Wednesday 12 October, 2pm 

Join author Michael Turner onsite for a talk about the Rugby League World Cup.

Kids and Families

Kids & Families

We have bags of free fun activities. Super Saturdays creative family fun, come and drop in!. Go Baby! sessions every Thursday. Free activities in the school holidays, and more..

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talks and Tours

Lunchtime talks

Our monthly lunchtime talks are a great way to find out more about exhibitions. Talks are free, informal and last around 30 minutes with time for discussion afterwards. There is no need to book.

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courses and Workshops

Courses and workshops

We run regular adult Art and Craft courses, and also provide workshops and hands-on activities for groups of all abilities.

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Small cinema

Small Cinema

Join us every month to enjoy a range of family friendly movies. Tickets are £3. Join us for fun film-related crafts before each movie. Activities are FREE and run from 12noon – 2pm.

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Cultural Forum

Cultural forum

The Cultural Forum is a meeting place for creative people to gain advice and network with other professionals working in the creative industries.

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