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  1. Shibori Dyeing Workshop

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    Learn and explore this fantastic Japanese resist dyeing technique with household dyes.

    About this event

    Shibori dyeing is an ancient technique of manipulating fabric before dyeing.

    During the workshop you will produce exciting samples and learn how to use the Shibori Stitch technique to produce beautiful designs.

    Who is this workshop for?

    Anyone can attend, all levels and experience are welcome. You must be aged 18 or over to participate in this class.

    All materials are provided.

    Book Via: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shibori-dyeing-workshop-tickets-311651627407

  2. Platinum Jubilee Festival 2022

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    Join us for four days of jam-packed celebrations as we mark the first ever Platinum Jubilee in British royal history and Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of service to the British people. We have lots going on, including our 25th Festival Oldham on Saturday and Sunday across the town centre, which features a range of outstanding local, national and international street art, music, theatre, dance performances, and whole host of other royal-themed entertainment.
    We’ll also be showing Sunday’s Jubilee Pageant on the Jubilee Big Screens as we join in the celebrations in London, so don’t miss out on this landmark festivity.

    Also look out for our “Royal Mile of Bunting” which Oldham Play Action Group along with Oldham Council have delivered and created to over 100 primary schools!

    There is still time for families to help us with the finishing touches at our library workshops on:

    • Failsworth Library – Saturday 28 May 10am-12.30pm
    • Chadderton Library – Monday 30 May 11am-2pm
    • Oldham Library – Tuesday 31 May 11am-2pm

     

    Thursday 2 June from 9pm, Oldham Parish Church Gardens (Ticketed event)

    Enjoy an illuminous spectacle as 70 torchbearers, nominated by local residents, parade through the town centre to Oldham Parish Church, before joining the rest of the United Kingdom in the lighting of a Platinum
    Jubilee Beacon.
    Oldham’s specially commissioned beacon has been designed by local craftspeople and will sit amongst a royal-themed fire garden with a giant Jubilee emblem E.R. 70.
    The procession arrives in the Church gardens at 9.15pm, with speeches from local dignitaries and Diu Regnare played by Oldham’s Scottish Pipe Band to follow.
    The beacon will then be lit at 9.45pm alongside those across the country, before we enjoy performances from Oldham’s Lees band and Oldham Choral Society.
    Oldham Parish Church bell ringers will close the occasion with a peal of twelve bells which were cast in 1922 and its original bell, cast in 1722.
    Grab your tickets on Eventbrite but hurry as the event is subject to a limited capacity.

     

    Friday 3 June 8pm, Oldham Parish Church (Ticketed event)

    There will also be a special screening of “A Queen is crowned” at Oldham Parish Church. Come and enjoy the film in this beautiful setting with tea, cake and a small goodie bag of cinema snacks. All included with your ticket.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Saturday 4 June 12-5pm, Oldham Town Centre

    Festival Oldham, our annual outdoor arts festival is back for its 25th year with a 2-day festival of art and entertainment!

    This year we are celebrating all things royal and taking inspiration from the Monarch’s 70 year reign plus the UK and Oldham’s connections with the Commonwealth.

    It’s going to be a jam packed Jubilee weekend full of amazing outdoor performances – from the whimsical to the down-right wonderful, from circus to street painting, from dazzling dance to puppetry, from playful pop to bold brass, Festival Oldham has it all and it’s FREE.

    Expect to be dazzled both days by toe tapping, fist thumping live music, family entertainment and show stopping street theatre shows and plenty of creative activities to get your hands on.

     

    Sunday 5 June 12-5pm, Oldham Town Centre

    Join us Sunday at the Big Jubilee Street Party.  We will be banishing the cars from the streets and setting up tables and chairs right in the heart of Oldham Town Centre inspired by the great british tradition of jubilee street parties.

    Grab some delicious food from one the many Town Centres’ eateries and enjoy a full afternoon of entertainment.

    Sit back and relax or jump up and boogie in the streets to lots of great local bands on the Platinum Jubilee Bandstand  in front of the Old Town Hall.

    Or enjoy a performance from one of the many strolling performers including Elton Wrong, The Cake Ladies or the Comedy Waiters.

    Plus you don’t have to miss any of Sunday’s Jubilee Pageant as there will be big screens showing the celebrations in London on the Big Screens!

    For more info please have a look at our Jubilee Festival Guide

  3. Platinum Jubilee Festival 2022

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    Join us for four days of jam-packed celebrations as we mark the first ever Platinum Jubilee in British royal history and Queen Elizabeth II’s 70 years of service to the British people. We have lots going on, including our 25th Festival Oldham on Saturday and Sunday across the town centre, which features a range of outstanding local, national and international street art, music, theatre, dance performances, and whole host of other royal-themed entertainment.
    We’ll also be showing Sunday’s Jubilee Pageant on the Jubilee Big Screens as we join in the celebrations in London, so don’t miss out on this landmark festivity.

    Also look out for our “Royal Mile of Bunting” which Oldham Play Action Group along with Oldham Council have delivered and created to over 100 primary schools!

    There is still time for families to help us with the finishing touches at our library workshops on:

    • Failsworth Library – Saturday 28 May 10am-12.30pm
    • Chadderton Library – Monday 30 May 11am-2pm
    • Oldham Library – Tuesday 31 May 11am-2pm

     

    Thursday 2 June from 9pm, Oldham Parish Church Gardens (Ticketed event)

    Enjoy an illuminous spectacle as 70 torchbearers, nominated by local residents, parade through the town centre to Oldham Parish Church, before joining the rest of the United Kingdom in the lighting of a Platinum
    Jubilee Beacon.
    Oldham’s specially commissioned beacon has been designed by local craftspeople and will sit amongst a royal-themed fire garden with a giant Jubilee emblem E.R. 70.
    The procession arrives in the Church gardens at 9.15pm, with speeches from local dignitaries and Diu Regnare played by Oldham’s Scottish Pipe Band to follow.
    The beacon will then be lit at 9.45pm alongside those across the country, before we enjoy performances from Oldham’s Lees band and Oldham Choral Society.
    Oldham Parish Church bell ringers will close the occasion with a peal of twelve bells which were cast in 1922 and its original bell, cast in 1722.
    Grab your tickets on Eventbrite but hurry as the event is subject to a limited capacity.

     

    Friday 3 June 8pm, Oldham Parish Church (Ticketed event)

    There will also be a special screening of “A Queen is crowned” at Oldham Parish Church. Come and enjoy the film in this beautiful setting with tea, cake and a small goodie bag of cinema snacks. All included with your ticket.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Saturday 4 June 12-5pm, Oldham Town Centre

    Festival Oldham, our annual outdoor arts festival is back for its 25th year with a 2-day festival of art and entertainment!

    This year we are celebrating all things royal and taking inspiration from the Monarch’s 70 year reign plus the UK and Oldham’s connections with the Commonwealth.

    It’s going to be a jam packed Jubilee weekend full of amazing outdoor performances – from the whimsical to the down-right wonderful, from circus to street painting, from dazzling dance to puppetry, from playful pop to bold brass, Festival Oldham has it all and it’s FREE.

    Expect to be dazzled both days by toe tapping, fist thumping live music, family entertainment and show stopping street theatre shows and plenty of creative activities to get your hands on.

     

    Sunday 5 June 12-5pm, Oldham Town Centre

    Join us Sunday at the Big Jubilee Street Party.  We will be banishing the cars from the streets and setting up tables and chairs right in the heart of Oldham Town Centre inspired by the great british tradition of jubilee street parties.

    Grab some delicious food from one the many Town Centres’ eateries and enjoy a full afternoon of entertainment.

    Sit back and relax or jump up and boogie in the streets to lots of great local bands on the Platinum Jubilee Bandstand  in front of the Old Town Hall.

    Or enjoy a performance from one of the many strolling performers including Elton Wrong, The Cake Ladies or the Comedy Waiters.

    Plus you don’t have to miss any of Sunday’s Jubilee Pageant as there will be big screens showing the celebrations in London on the Big Screens!

    For more info please have a look at our Jubilee Festival Guide

  4. Embroidery: Sew Unique Thread Journal

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    The Sew Unique Thread Journal class is an inspiring workshop where Stephanie will be sharing tips and techniques that will help you to create your very own thread journal. We will be learning the skills and techniques you need to add to your own project.

    This workshop is ticketed at £35 and will be run in the Education Suite in Gallery Oldham.  Tickets can be bought here:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/embroidery-sew-unique-thread-journal-tickets-311056356937

    The ticket price includes your Starter Kit and Class.

    Don’t be put off by the commitment of creating a stitch a day, because this journal could be a weekly, monthly or even the occasional stitch. The beauty is, it’s yours and therefore, so are the rules! There will be plenty of time for questions on the day with our expert led workshop and hands on course.

    This meet up will be suitable for brand spanking new or experienced stitchers. Just think of it as a creative, self care time out for yourself that will help you to create miniature stitched memories to treasure for years to come.⠀

    Thread Journal starter kits are included in your ticket price, containing everything you need to create your very own thread journal hoop:

    – 100% cotton fabric

    – 8″ embroidery hoop

    – Embroidery floss

    – Two embroidery needles

    – Embroidery scissors

    – Hand stamped 100% cotton tote bag to keep your project and supplies together

    – Instructions on how to get started and a couple of techniques to get you well on your way diagrams and ideas collated into a 10 page.

    Stephanie will be offering hands on & one-to-one demonstrations every step of the way, to ensure you feel happy & confident to continue hand embroidering beyond the workshop.

    We will be aiming to complete a number of stitch techniques during the session, however, there is no rush! Embroidery is a great way to relax & unwind, so it is more important for you to take your time and enjoy.

  5. Gallery Talks Series

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    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.

  6. Gallery Talks Series

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    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.

  7. Gallery Talks Series

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    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.

  8. Gallery Talks Series

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    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.

  9. Gallery Talks Series

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    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.

  10. Gallery Talks Series

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    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.

  11. Gallery Talks Series

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    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.

  12. Dance The Night Away

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    How we see art very much depends on the time we’re living in. Many of Gallery Oldham‘s paintings have been in our collections for decades, but seem to have taken on a new significance lately. Volunteer Francine McMahon shares three works in our collection which now seem really different as a result of the changes our lives have been through.

    With the final stages of reopening upon us (touch wood), it’s exciting to be thinking about all the things we will be able to do again in the coming months. Brighter days are ahead, even if the weather isn’t showing it, and the one thing that we’re sure most people will be looking forward to is being able to spend time with other people again. To mark the reopening of galleries, indoor dining, and other social activities this month, this post takes a pit-stop tour through some of the works you may have seen before, that now take on a whole new meaning. Having not been able to spend time with loved ones for the best part of a year, and being under restrictions when you do, looking at these works feels even more emotional now that they represent our post-Covid hopes; being close to people again. So, to mark the light at the end of the tunnel (again, touch wood…) let’s live vicariously through artworks in Gallery Oldham’s collection, and think of days ahead.

    Untitled by Ray Walker

    First up is this Ray Walker piece. Although posthumously most widely known for his murals, this particular oil painting feels particularly apt for a post-Covid world, in which we hope to gather, hug, converse, and re-adapt to the usual joys and chaos of ‘normal’ life again. Extra points for putting away the tracksuit bottoms and digging out an orange dress and pink heels ensemble on June 21st, too.

    Return from a Rose Garden by Annie French;

    This watercolour by Scottish artist Annie French, known as one of the Glasgow Girls, depicts a happy scene of girls returning from a rose garden. The artwork is a heartwarming scene of friends spending time together in a way we can now hopefully be looking forward to. Annie French’s works are characterised by their delicate beauty and romantic nature, in whichever medium she uses. In this way, they speak to hopes for a warm summer spent in the sun with loved ones, if only the weather would get the memo.

    Along the Shore by Joseph Edward Southall

    Never has the British seaside felt more appealing than after the best part of a year spent in lockdown, unable to go much further than the supermarket. This tempera painting by Joseph Edward Southall, despite being painted over a century ago, captures the unique charm of the nation’s coastal towns in a way that transcends time. This summer, UK seaside destinations can expect influxes of holidaymakers in a post-Covid revival of the Great British Holiday. Just don’t forget a jumper.

    You can see more of our collection here on Art UK. Art UK also stock a lovely range of items featuring Joseph Southall’s Along the Shore.

  13. First an epidemic abroad, then a pandemic at home

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    Oldham resident Rosetta Ceesay worked in Gambia during the Ebola epidemic, which meant she was more prepared for life here during the Covid-19 pandemic than many of us. Here she shares what she learnt during her time in Gambia, and how it has shaped her approach to lockdowns in Oldham. Rosetta’s contribution joins hundreds of other photos and written accounts in Oldham’s Lockdown Museum. Find out more and submit your own entries here.

    My experience of working in Gambia during Ebola and my studies with World Health Organization has been key to my personal response to the pandemic.

    Rosetta and Omar at work in Gambia
    Rosetta and Omar

    I’m 68 now so unable to be in the field working in Gambia now due to many factors. Flights and health mainly. My husband Omar and I went to a hospital there where only one person was allowed in at a time. Security Guard on the door, we had to walk through a disinfectant foot bath like cows do on farms.  Inside, a cleaner was up and down all day mopping floors with disinfectant, the smell of which was evident.

    If I hadn’t been able to speak Wolof I’d have been lost. I held Mrs Secka’s hand. Tubes up her nose and in her arm, she feared death. This was a time when Ebola was a novel virus killing people. Dr Mike Ryan WHO Director General of Health Emergencies now, virologist, was in Congo in flak jacket and metal helmet to do his research. Gut-wrenching times.

    If I could cope with that, I can cope with Covid19.

    I carried on studying with WHO: Covid19-Methods of Prevention and Control, Respiratory Infection, Incident Management and so on. Knowledge saves lives especially during health emergencies. So I armed myself to go back into the field, but in what way? I do what I can, encouraging others to look after themselves and stay safe. I’ve been a speaker on webinars with WHO – New York, all over the world. Zoom Meetings Greater Manchester.

    Rosetta with her self-portrait

    I’m a retired but voluntarily active Research Psychologist/Art Therapist and interested in mental health during the pandemic.  My advice is always the same – The Arts are therapeutic. As an artist myself I know it does me a world of good, and I can’t wait to get back to the Theatre and Gallery. While shielding, I go to 1853 Studios and my studio is my sanctuary. I paint at home, write, make podcasts, have my own Radio show with Sonder Radio and I do it all at home sending them the shows ready to go. I encourage older people to take up a hobby or interest. Sonder do Digi courses, Manchester Cares have Zoom meetings where elder and younger friends continue to meet.  Gardening is good even if it’s just a window box or a few tubs at the door. Keep active. People laugh when I tell them I put on some chart hits on YouTube and dance like nobody’s watching because nobody is watching.  A one person karaoke is great.  I can hit all the bum notes and nobody knows. The neighbours don’t hear. Ha ha!

    Being alone doesn’t have to mean lonely.  Alone at home I can still achieve a lot such as supervising what I usually do in person in Gambia at Christmas. My Team there gave out toys, sweets and clothes to around 1,500 people, mainly children. They took School Supplies to the region’s only Primary School as education isn’t free they also gave money to keep children in school. They continued our tree planting/reforestation with the Children’s Gardening Club helping and learning.  The village is mud huts in the bush. We’ve done lots there and I’m now doing it remotely and online. 100% voluntary action and we love it.

    It’s good to talk. Reform Radio have Buddyline where a volunteer gives an aging person a call weekly and these may lead to Podcasts on Mixcloud. I have a weekly chat.

    We can still have a good life since lockdown isn’t locked up. We aren’t in jail. We can still go out, just with a few sensible restrictions and a mask. The better we are at it the sooner we will be through it especially now there are several approved vaccines in the world. How about we all become encouragers and show our wonderful community spirit in Oldham and make every day a good day. “Life is what you make it” is true. I like C.S. Lewis’s saying:  “You’re never too old to set another goal’ or to dream another dream.” True! This is how I live my life to the full. Stay safe friends and live the dream.

  14. Super Saturday – Creative Family Fun Online

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    Gallery Oldham is full of fun, creative and exciting activities for children & families of all ages. From our digital early years sessions to our online Super Saturdays there’s always something to join in with.

    Super Saturdays Super Saturday collage have gone digital until further notice.

    Join our fantastic selection of artists for a mixture of craft activities, painting, drawing and creative fun for all the family every Saturday.

    All Super Saturday activities can be downloaded from our kids and families page and are FREE.

    #GalleryOldham @GalleryOldham

  15. Super Saturday – Creative Family Fun Online

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    Gallery Oldham is full of fun, creative and exciting activities for children & families of all ages. From our digital early years sessions to our online Super Saturdays there’s always something to join in with.

    Super Saturdays Super Saturday collage have gone digital until further notice.

    Join our fantastic selection of artists for a mixture of craft activities, painting, drawing and creative fun for all the family every Saturday.

    All Super Saturday activities can be downloaded from our kids and families page and are FREE.

    #GalleryOldham @GalleryOldham

  16. Super Saturday – Creative Family Fun Online

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    Gallery Oldham is full of fun, creative and exciting activities for children & families of all ages. From our digital early years sessions to our online Super Saturdays there’s always something to join in with.

    Super Saturdays Super Saturday collage have gone digital until further notice.

    Join our fantastic selection of artists for a mixture of craft activities, painting, drawing and creative fun for all the family every Saturday.

    All Super Saturday activities can be downloaded from our kids and families page and are FREE.

    #GalleryOldham @GalleryOldham

  17. Super Saturday – Creative Family Fun Online

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    Gallery Oldham is full of fun, creative and exciting activities for children & families of all ages. From our digital early years sessions to our online Super Saturdays there’s always something to join in with.

    Super Saturdays Super Saturday collage have gone digital until further notice.

    Join our fantastic selection of artists for a mixture of craft activities, painting, drawing and creative fun for all the family every Saturday.

    All Super Saturday activities can be downloaded from our kids and families page and are FREE.

    #GalleryOldham @GalleryOldham

  18. In conversation with Mahtab Hussain

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    This FREE event celebrates the launch of our latest exhibition. From 1pm you can meet artist Mahtab Hussain and learn about the portraits in his ‘You Get Me?’ series. There will be an ‘In Conversation’ discussion of the exhibition from 1.30pm.

    Our free lunchtime talks are informal and there is always time for a discussion and questions afterwards.

    Saturday 9 March, from 1pm

     

     

  19. Gallery Talks Series

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    Our free lunchtime talks are informal and last around 40 minutes with time for a discussion and questions afterwards. All talks are drop in, no need to book.

    Wednesday 30 January, 1pm
    Join our Natural History curator Patricia Francis to find out more about the wildlife on display in the Oldham Stories exhibition.

     

  20. Gallery Talks Series

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    Our free lunchtime talks are informal and last around 40 minutes with time for a discussion and questions afterwards. All talks are drop in, no need to book.

    Saturday 12 January, 1pm
    Enjoy a guided tour around the Peace and Plenty exhibition with our social history curator and learn more about life in Oldham during the First World War.